[DML] Is there an alternate way to tension AC belt
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[DML] Is there an alternate way to tension AC belt

Several months ago I took my AC belt out of the car and the other day
I decided to put it back it.  Well, I'm having trouble getting the
thing to tighten because one of the bolts for the bracket will not
stay in the engine.  The threads are stripped and I really don't want
to tap the threads since the metal would end up in my engine.

Has anyone ever ran into this, or better yet, is there a better way to
tension the belt rather than use the stock design?

The picture below shows which bolt is completely loose.  The top bolt
feels as if its threads are giving way as well.  I'm afraid if I
tightening it too much its threads will give way as well.

Steve Rice


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