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Fiero Belt Tensioner by Dodgerunner
Started on: 10-07-2007 09:48 AM
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Dodgerunner,

I just sent you an email to order two more Fiero Belt Tensioner kits. I ordered one from you a couple years ago and installed it on my '88 GT. It's awesome, that is how the car should have been supplied from the factory! Thanks for keeping these available to us.

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I also sent you a PM Dodgerunner, would love to snag one of these kits from you for my Fiero
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This is an awsome product! Tried everything for my sqeeling belt. Sprays, lots of tension, gatorgack belt. All failed. This tensioner kit solved the problem.
Fantasic product! Everything needed is included and parts look top quality. Plus the spring loaded tensioner maintains proper tension as the belt ages.
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BTW, + for you.
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Received mine tday, well built, cant wait till i get it put on!!! NO MORE PIG SQUEEL!!! Feedback left!!!! ADD a pin in Arkansas

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Is this still offered Dodge?
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Bought the tensioner. Quick shipping and if you follow his instructions it's a quick install. Took me an hour to install it, and it immediately fixed my squeaking problem. Hands down one of the best products I've ever bought. +1

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These Tensioners are the best!!!! Bought 2 over the years and they are still working perfectly! Easy to install, and I've never had to adjust the belt since on either car.
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Bump and PM sent. I want to buy a bracket!
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While building more brackets today decided to count the machining steps to make a bracket.
Counted cutting, grinding, machining, and welding. Left off alignment and testing.
33 machining operations.
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Payment sent. Thanks for the quick response.
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Merry Christmas to all the Fiero owners out there.

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Are these kits still available?
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the ONLY downside to this tensioner is the adjustment bolt bracket on the tensioner mount.
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Still building Dodgerunner? PM sent.
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Originally posted by JeffGT:

the ONLY downside to this tensioner is the adjustment bolt bracket on the tensioner mount.


What exactly is the downside? I've had this tensioner for years, and love it. I'm genuinely interested in what you've found you don't like about it.
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I may be interested in one, if these are still being made.
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I just finished installing the Dodgerunner tensioner in my 86 SE with a 3.4 V6. This is a high quality, well-designed upgrade. It fit perfectly and installation instructions are easy to follow. Stopped the squeal instantly and looks like a factory install. Dodgerunner is great to deal with. Thank you!
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Dodgerunner you have a PM!
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I've had Dodgerunner's tensioner bracket on my Fiero for almost 9 years. It's arguably one of the best upgrade items I've bought for the Fiero. The car has been raced many times (autocross and drag racing), and the engine has been north of 6500 RPM many times. Not a single problem with the tensioner setup.

For the last few years, I've been using the tensioner along with Rodney Dickman's power pulley (just the crankshaft pulley) and a 41" belt. Kudos to Rodney for selling the crankshaft pulley separately.
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Wow 9 years, has it really been that long.... time flies...
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Installed Dodgerunner's tensioner bracket on my Fiero in 10/2009. Replaced belt 08/2014 along side of road using 1 wrench to pull the tensioner with hot engine and never got burned.
Took all but a few minutes and most of that was pulling out the shredded belt. Thanks Dodgerunner, your the man!!

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dodgerunner you have PM
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Dodgerunner,

I'm interested, but got few questions.

I'll send a PM shortly.

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I purchased 2 of them.. seriously an awesome product that does something truly worthwhile. NO MORE EMBARRASSING SQUEAL EVER!.. PERIOD! Great job Doddgerunner!
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Originally posted by Alibi:

So I went ahead and rode my motorized bike down to the parts store with my old belt to select a new one. The guy at the parts counter was reading the OC number (outside circumference) instead of the length in the part number though and kept trying to tell me a belt with a part number of K050405 was a 41.25 belt. The K number is the number of ribs (05) and the next 3 numbers are the length in inches (040") and the last number is a decimal (.5). Therefore its a 5 ribbed belt thats 40.5 inches long. I kinda thought the parts guy would know that but whatever...

Anyway, they didn't have a 41 inch belt in stock but they did have a 40.5 inch belt so I took it. Its a bit of a tight fit to get it on, but it seems to be just fine from just letting the motor idle. With the 40.5 belt, the tensioner is using up about 2/3's of its total travel which I think is OK and as the belt stretches it will use up a bit less. I think the 41 inch belt would actually be the better choice, however, as it would take up a little less tension travel to pull it closer to center and it would be easier to put on.

The only problem is that I used a 3/8 ratchet wrench to pull the tensioner back and now there isn't enough room to get it back out so it looks like I'm going to have to find out what size the square boss on the top of the tensioner is and pull it back with a wrench to retrieve my ratchet before I go on a test drive.

So in closing:

-With Rodney's power pullies use a 41 inch belt.
-41" belt.
-Don't use a ratchet, use a wrench on the boss on top of the tensioner or you'll not be able to get the ratchet back out of the recess in the side of the tensioner arm.


Thanks for the info.

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Dodgerunner,

Got my bracket!

Looks great! Can't wait to install it.

Thanks,

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I just bought an 88GT about a month ago. It squealed every time I started it. I read through this thread and decided I had to get one of these belt tensioners.
I go out to the car and low and behold it already had one! ???
The tensioner was right up against the crank pulley, so I figured all it needed was a shorter belt.
The previous owner had a 457 belt on there. I got a 450, put it on and so far so good.
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Originally posted by 0z:

I just bought an 88GT about a month ago. It squealed every time I started it. I read through this thread and decided I had to get one of these belt tensioners.
I go out to the car and low and behold it already had one! ???
The tensioner was right up against the crank pulley, so I figured all it needed was a shorter belt.
The previous owner had a 457 belt on there. I got a 450, put it on and so far so good.


That's an easy fix. Ha.
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Perhaps a bit off topic, but I was searching this topic for the belt size as I have had this setup for several years now (and BTW love it!) My alternator failed, belt broke and I was able to find two places in town that had what they said was the right alternator for my 87GT but one had a V-belt pulley and the other had a 6-groove serpentine pulley. I have swapped pulleys in the past but this time the pulley was damaged when the alternator failed.

The question is this: Can I run my 5-grove belt on a 6-groove pulley without issue or do I need to find a 5-groove pulley somewhere? The grooves look like they are the same size. The local AutoZone and Advance Auto were no help when I asked them how I get one with the right pulley on it.

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Originally posted by FieroVin:

Perhaps a bit off topic, but I was searching this topic for the belt size as I have had this setup for several years now (and BTW love it!) My alternator failed, belt broke and I was able to find two places in town that had what they said was the right alternator for my 87GT but one had a V-belt pulley and the other had a 6-groove serpentine pulley. I have swapped pulleys in the past but this time the pulley was damaged when the alternator failed.

The question is this: Can I run my 5-grove belt on a 6-groove pulley without issue or do I need to find a 5-groove pulley somewhere? The grooves look like they are the same size. The local AutoZone and Advance Auto were no help when I asked them how I get one with the right pulley on it.

TIA

Vin


I am sure it will work as long as you have the belt in line with the rest of the pulleys, However it could shift and cause the belt to wear out prematurely. I would just try to find the right pulley from the start.
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I am sure it will work as long as you have the belt in line with the rest of the pulleys, However it could shift and cause the belt to wear out prematurely. I would just try to find the right pulley from the start.


It's good to remember to have the store, or yourself, swap your original pulley onto the new Alt. When I switch my 85GT to the newer Alt. Oreily's swapped it right in the store for me with their electric impact.

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Are you still selling these?
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I got one from him about two months ago. I sent him a PM and he replied very quickly. A great product deserving of all the kudos!
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As above got mine a few months ago. Brilliant.

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