Used Toyota Alternator Tensioners

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About Alternator Tensioners

The Toyota 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 Toyota alternator tensioner may need to be replaced if the sprung loaded wheel is not functioning and is not putting pressure on the belt.

Toyota trivia

  • Although Toyota started making its first cars in 1937, these were specifically produced to contribute to Japan's war effort. It wasn't until 1947 that they started producing cars for civilians.
  • The company is proud of the fact (and very vocal about it, rightly) that it spends $1million EVERY HOUR on research and development.
  • As well as their other records, Toyota is known to consistently break sales records as well. It's not just the Corolla either. They have been so successful some years that they outsold Honda and Nissan combined!
  • The Toyota company got its start making automated looms in 1033. Founder Sakichi Toyoda even invented the automated loom and then sold them off to try and get into the car industry. There is still an arm of Toyota that is still in the textile industry!
  • World-famous magazine the MIT Technology Review repeatedly includes Toyota in its list of the world's 50 smartest companies.