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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Aux Belt Tensioner or Alternator?!
Had a problem with the 156 this morning. Aux Belt has snapped. Luckily for us, we were only just leaving home.
Other half has had the car up and had a fiddle with all the pulleys etc, and the Alternator pulley seems to be knackered - is this a common fault? Do we need to replace the whole alternator or can the pulley be replaced alone?
Should the alternator pulley spin freely, or will there be tension?
We are not sure if the problem lies with that or the spring loaded tensioner ... which spins freely ... but after reading on forums and such most people say the tensioner needs replacing!