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Old 24 Jan 2011, 06:56 pm
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if you suspect your bracket is bad, or for those of us that would play it safe and not have any trouble down the road replace it.on the other hand if you have replaced it a year or two ago and you know its good just replace the pully, just a few dollars cheaper
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Old 24 Jan 2011, 11:00 pm
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First time poster here. I have a 2003 non turbo. Which kit from Rock Auto do you recommend. They offer one with and without a "bracket" for the tensioner. Why would I need to replace the bracket? Thanks for any insight!
You don't need a new bracket. My new replacement bracket was bent from factory and caused me to replace the timing belt twice.
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Old 25 Jan 2011, 12:57 am
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Got Gates kit with Time belt, tensioner, and idler. Bought the WP from local parts house-
Last Gates WP I bought was made in China sold it for $15.
Bought a WP from Mopar for Neon (I'm a cheap screw, but don't want to have
all Neon's valve's bent)
Evidently the PT tensioner was a very early model.

And guess how many miles were on the PT's broken 'replacement' WP?
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 09:42 pm
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jamie there are 2 different kits depending on your model year. The kit with the bracket is an upgrade kit for 2001 and 2002 models but standard on 2003 and beyond, on 2001 and 2002 the tensioner and bracket were two separate pieces. The bracket bolted to the engine block and the tensioner bolted to the bracket. From 2003 onwards they made it a single piece component, due to vibration and movement between the bracket and the engine block resulting in loss of tension on the timing belt. The one piece with bracket is the newer design. You can upgrade the old design on the 2001 and 2002 but the kit is expensive and includes back covers for the tensioner with bracket.
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