Belt Level Tensioner Bolt
I have checked at all the local Auto Parts shops and no one has this bolt... Will a stealership have one or am i screwed and destined to search scrap yards??? It snapped while removing the steering pump and I cant reinstall the belt without it.
I broke mine a while ago. I used a piece of threaded rod and made my own. IIRC, the original is 5/16" fine thread, but all I had was coarse. So I had to re-tap the threads in the female end. I welded a nut to the top of the rod, but two nuts jammed together should work, too.
1995 YJ Rio Grande, 2.5L Low Output Engine
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Check with a fastener shop and see if you can find a long 5/16 NF thread - I believe you should have plenty of room for the "head end" to stick out. Alternatively, you can use ritjobbie's idea of making your own, but I would get a 5/16" rod and thread that with the fine thread pattern. I'd recommend running a tap through the adjustment nut - that's where it normally rusts shut. Use some anti-seize on the whole bolt when you install it so that it won't rust shut again.
Thanks for the suggestions. I checked all the auto parts stores as well as specialty fastener shops etc... no one carried a bolt threaded like this one... its 110mm and threaded the whole way. I actually went to the local dealer and spent $20 on it... $20!! For a $.50 bolt.... oh well, at least I have it now and can finish the project.
Originally Posted by jaycal3 View Post
Anything to keep from going to the dealer.
Originally Posted by MJMPC View Post
So anyway after all the searching the dealer had it.
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