tensioner bolt thread stripped - help
My aux belt 147 2003 1.6 ts began to shred last week. It has lost 25% of width , there is very slight movement on the power steering pulley, but the fixed tensioner is squint. The thread has been stripped previously and re tapped to a larger size to take a stud, but seems it has not been at 90 degrees. I presume the belt has jumped because of this. The inner face of the tensioner wheel has been damaged , looks like something got trapped in there but dont know what or how. The question- is the engine mounting bracket that the tensioners are fixed to easily removed so that the stud could be fixed properly?
Last edited by samlcampbell; 08-06-09 at 16:42.