Tools Homemade alternator tensioner tool

Discussion in 'Tools & Equipment' started by RobB, Wednesday 29th May, 2013.

  1. RobB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    To change your drivebelt belt on the ICTDI you need a very long 14mm spanner or a snapon Ya9317, to loosen the auto tensioner.
    I didn't have either so decided to make one.
    You need an spare 14mm socket and a piece of flat steel bar about 19mm wide, 3mm thick and 500mm long.
    An angle grinder and an arc welder.

    Cut socket in half with angle grinder (wearing dust mask as chrome dust isn't good for your health).

    Grind chrome off edge of socket (edge where you are going to weld to metal bar).

    Weld socket to end of bar.

    Result:

    Tensioner tool.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    nice little tool buddy.

    We should have a tool loan programme. :Wink:
     
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  3. RobB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I hope to never have to use it again mate (twice in the last week). :Blushing:
     
  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Alternative is to use two spanners :-

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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    or a long reach deep socket ring spanner
     
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  6. RobB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Didn't like using two spanners, it puts you too close to ABS pump.
    Also I'm probably psylogically scarred from my apprenticeship, do that and you'd know about it. Bad engineering practise.
     
  7. mrjolly Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I done that!
    do you like my home made alternator pulley tool too.?
    IMAG0175.
    used a 1/4" fitting with 17mm hex and drilled it out to 15mm to allow a 10mm deep socket to pass through. worked perfect.
    if anybody needs one give me a shout. Sid
     
  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Yes, there is an element of risk !
     
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  9. RobB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Oddly enough that's a better way.
    Honda's is to clamp the rotor in soft jaws in a vice and undo the pulley.
     
  10. RobB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Especially with a chocolate ABS modulator.:Grin:
     
  11. mrjolly Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    i bet you could use mine in situ too!