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    broke bolt to alternator tensioner

    What can i do if i broke the crappy quality bolt that OE issued for the alternator/tensioner? Its the one you screw to make the alternator create tension on the belt.. IDK what its called but that's where it is, i'm sure someone knows what to do!

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    did you break the bolt off in the tensioner piece....if so i personally have had good luck with extractor bits from Sears....or if there is enough meat sticking out you could try and grab her with a pair of vice grips.....that is just the adjusting bolt so there shouldnt be that much force holding it in....

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    yep thats the bolt I broke... so sears has them?

    I actually took a nut and re-used the broken piece.. think this will hold up? It tightened just fine, i'm worried about it coming loose. I will check out sears though, i'd rather have replacement than rigging. haha

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    Might want to try the dealership. Haven't seen any of that length bolt at the auto parts or hardware stores.
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    you could always just throw a lock washer on there and keep the nut....but not advised by me.....i actually had a problem similar to yours....i bought another bolt at NAPA...perfect length and thread pitch....just remember to bring the old bolt with you....or as suggested go to the dealership

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