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    Thread: 1990 AC compressor tensioner bolt missing! need replacement

    1. Member wrathofpaul's Avatar
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      08-07-2012 03:49 PM #1
      my belts are squeaking and loose, so I went to adjust the AC compressor belt and I noticed that little adjuster bolt is missing (must have somehow gotten loose and fell off) now I need a new one. does anyone know where I can get one? Thanks!

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      08-07-2012 03:54 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by wrathofpaul View Post
      my belts are squeaking and loose, so I went to adjust the AC compressor belt and I noticed that little adjuster bolt is missing (must have somehow gotten loose and fell off) now I need a new one. does anyone know where I can get one? Thanks!
      junkyard, there shouldn't be any shortage of cabbys there.

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      08-07-2012 04:52 PM #3
      If its the bolt that has the star wheel attached, germanautoparts.com has them for sale new.

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      08-07-2012 05:01 PM #4
      i adjusted the alternator bolt (the star shaped one) just for kicks, and it seems to have worked. I still have a missing bolt connecting the AC compressor to the car, so i think I still need to get a new one. also the power steering seems to squeal when i turn the wheel to max, the belt is tight though. fluid is fine. is that normal or is the PS pump dying?

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      08-07-2012 08:29 PM #5
      Go to a wrecking yard, and find a older rabbit/Cabriolet and take the old style tensioner bracket off, and get the adjuster bolt set up instead of the star. It is easier to adjust and keep squealess.


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      09-18-2012 11:23 PM #6
      starting my own thread..

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      09-18-2012 11:27 PM #7



      if i remember right i have belts running like the red confuguration and then the alternator going to the middle pulley (water pump?)

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