Used Alfa Romeo Alternator Tensioners

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About Alternator Tensioners

The Alfa Romeo alternator tensioner keeps the drive belt at the correct tension around the pulley that is fixed on the drive shaft of the alternator. The alternator has two pivotal fixings and a sliding tensioner bracket or a sprung wheel type bracket.

If the drive belt is not tensioned it will slip on the pulley and the alternator will not give a full charge to the battery, and so may not provide the required output to run the electrical systems as required. 

The tensioner may be a simple bar with an end fixing and a slotted opening for adjusting, or a more complex sprung loaded wheel on a bracket.

If the drive belt slips and the alternator does not fully deliver the required power to the vehicle's electrical systems and keep the battery charged, this can cause damage to the battery and also to the alternator. The Alfa Romeo alternator tensioner may need to be replaced if the sprung loaded wheel is not functioning and is not putting pressure on the belt.

Alfa Romeo trivia

  • There was a long period where Alfa Romeo simply stopped selling cars to the USA. Exports stopped in 1995 and didn’t resume again until 2015 when they launched the 4C sports car.
  • One of the most famous onscreen appearances of an Alfa Romeo was in the James Bond film Octopussy when the superspy stole a graphite GTV6. The car brand shows up again in Quantum of Solace, racing against Bond’s Aston Martin.
  • The first-ever F1 driver’s championship happened in 1950, and it was won by Giuseppe Farina thanks to the lightning-quick Alfa Romeo he was in. A history of Grand Prix racing served Alfa Romeo well for that first Formula 1 race, but they stopped being involved in the competition back in 1988 until making a return in 2019.
  • Due to tax shenanigans, the very first Alfa-branded car was named the 24HP, even though it came with a 25 horsepower 4.1-litre engine. It was quick and could do a satisfying 62mph, despite having wooden spoke wheels.
  • The Italian police love the Alfa Romeo, and so the 159 model is driven by both the standard police force and the special forces branches of the Italian police.