Manual belt tensioner question... missing tensioner bolt?
After looking at the Haynes manual and realizing that mine doesn't match theirs (alternator pivot/slide what?) I did a quick search which led me to finding mine under the power steering pump. The odd thing is that it the "red rectangle" bolt in Stu's pic below is not there.
Does that seem odd? How is it held then? Just the pulley tightened really good? That's kind of scary
I am assuming that to get the belt off, I'll need to loosen the bolt in the middle of the pulley, naturally it's frozen on, so it's currently bathing in some Blaster, but the missing tensioner bolt kind of threw me off. Can you buy a replacement bolt? Should I even worry about it?
Is the hole there for the bolt? I changed a belt on Saturday and I was glad the bolt was there made it easy to adjust. I am sure you should be able to buy a new one. On the one that is seized blast it and keep trying it will break loose.
2012 Wrangler Rubicon(my woman's ride)
2002 Wrangler Apex Edition(with lots of goodies)
1988 Comanche(stock for now)
1970 Jeepster Commando(a work In progress)
The bolt part number is 6503198, $9.20 list price.
In case your pulley wheel doesn't have the correct block on the back, with the threaded hole for the tensioner bolt...
The part number and description for that is 53010149 COLLAR, Tensioner Adjustment, Tensioning Adjusting. ($5.70 list)
Hmmm, going to have to pick one of these up. Mine hasn't had that tensioner since I got it from the previous owner, I've always just dealt with tightening it by hand. I've gotten pretty good at it, but I'm sure this is much easier; I'm kind of anxious now. Thanks for the P/Ns!