Idiot Mistake: Broke A/C Tensioner
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This is a discussion on Idiot Mistake: Broke A/C Tensioner within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So last week I realized my true mechanical skill....I broke my A/C tensioner when attempting to replace the belt. I ...

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    Idiot Mistake: Broke A/C Tensioner

    So last week I realized my true mechanical skill....I broke my A/C tensioner when attempting to replace the belt. I started to lower the tensioner bolt without loosening the bottom bolt. Once I realized it, immediately the bolt was bending enough that it pulled broke away from the bracket. (The bolt is still intact, but it took a piece of the bracket with it). So I need help on knowing the depth of my error. Do I just buy the bracket or is there something else I need?

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    I replaced my crank pulley a while back and did the same thing. Call the dealer... I wish I had the part # still. BUT I do know the piece is only 10.00 or 11.00

    2000 Escort

    Maintenance schedule and poke in the eyes:

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    Registered User EvoEatr's Avatar
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    double check but i believe you can use any bolt/bracket from any 4 cyl. modern Subaru (with AC of course) from say like mid 90's on....if for some reason you feel like going to the you pull it instead of the dealer...

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