Originally Posted by Chris Velardi
got it done , was thinking it was a spring loaded arm that I could unload the pressure on. what is the proper pulley on the face of alternator ? mine looks much narrower than power steering pulley it matches with (have eaten through two belts in two days (alternator is completely rebuilt and working smooth
Mine has one less groove than the V8-4.0-serpentine setup on a disco (sorry... I made that comment yesterday as I reinstalled my alternator in the '95 D90 and the '96 Disco alternator was laying next to it). Definitely narrower than the flat power steering pulley. Are you going with cheap belts? Even those should last more than a day... I hope mine will last more than a day...
Now... I am realizing that we probably don't have the same setup as my alternator belt is ribbed, goes over/around the power steering pump flat pulley and onto the camshaft. I'm guessing your alternator in on the passenger/curb side and where my A/C compressor is? (That's where I have the not-spring-loaded tensioner).
You should count the number of groves on all the pulleys in the system.