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Old 07-31-2014, 12:19 PM
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Belt Tensioner...

Just an FYI... Maybe most have noticed but...

Noticed on Sunday evening that the belt tensioner on Chelsea's Excursion was getting ready to bust, I should have just stayed home Monday and fixed it but I left and hoped one of the guys local could just fix it really quick.

Had Cody come over on Tuesday and he picked up the part I paid for at Oriely's. Texted me with the issue...



At first I think he doesnt have the belt right, but it is... So then he sends me this picture...



Notice the difference.

Now I have swapped dozens of these things over the years, any parts store has always carried them... and they have all looked like the old one shown...

Check there website and they show the old one but its special order... Napa is the same way, Advanced, same way, even Rock auto shows the older one (but they have both)...

Long story short, I drove home last night and stopped at 3 stores, Oriely's, and two Napa's. None had the old one in stock.

I just thought off the cuff and picked up a belt that was 3/4" shorter. Once I got home, 15 minutes and it was done.

Just FYI more then anything, sucked to drive 6 hours home last night, fix the truck and drive 6 hours back to work this morning, then drive 6 more hours to go home tomorrow again... LOL
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:39 PM
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wow that sucks man.

thanks for letting us know. now i know when the time comes to replace it ill be prepared.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:10 PM
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Yup... The other tensioner will work, you just need the shorter belt. I'll have to look at the length of that belt and write it down.
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Do you happen to have the part number for the tensioner used? I replaced the tensioner and belt on my 2001 three months ago and did not run into this problem. I still need to do my 2002 Excursion so I am curious to see if the part number changed. I used all Gates products.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:03 AM
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Dayco-89257 Should be correct. It's what I have

I ran into this over a year ago, the goodyear one, same with another premium brand I can't remember, was like Joe pictured.

Curious if this has something to do with single vs dual alt and the manufacturers are confused...

Who knows.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:07 AM
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Man all that driving sounds like it stink's

Thanks for the heads up thou
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:44 AM
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The Gates Tensioner I have (or used...) is part #38191

The Belt part number is #25-081213 121 7/8" long... Napa part number.
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