I have a 2001 Ford Expedition EB with 160,000 miles. The alternator finally gave up. No problem. $160 bucks and 1-1/2 hours later and I had a new one installed. However! I noticed, just before starting the engine to check the installation, that the belt was not quite in place on one of the pulleys. I brought out the 1/2" drive and a small cheater pipe and rotated the pulley arm to allow me to move the belt to its correct alignment. I guess in my haste I did not seat the drive properly and ended up breaking out the pulley socket pocket.
My question. Since this now missing material which was directly above where the pulley pivot is located, have I compromised the integrity of this area enough to have to worry about a failure (pulley pivot breaking off?) To have it replaced?
What does one grab onto, now that the socket is gone, to rotate the arm?
have the same problem?
Friday, July 4th, 2014 AT 3:08 PM