Used Vauxhall Alternator Tensioners

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About Alternator Tensioners

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

Vauxhall trivia

  • The Vauxhall Vectra was the last car they ever produced in Luton, and it went on to become one of their most poorly reviewed vehicles. Top Gear even put the '95 Vectra on their list of the worst cars of the last 20 years (Clarkson wouldn't even drive it!).
  • Alexander Wilson founded Vauxhall back in 1857 as a pump and marine engine manufacturer. It then moved onto building cranes before starting to finally make cars in 1903.
  • If you're looking for a real bargain, you can't go wrong with the Vauxhall Viva. This small hatchback is the cheapest model that Vauxhall makes!
  • WWII got in the way of making cars, as Vauxhall started building the famous Churchill tank instead. It was designed and started rolling out of the factory in less than a year, and they made over 5,600 of them!
  • It's the Corsa that is, by far, the most popular make produced by Vauxhall. Even as late as 2019, there were twice as many Corsa sales as there were of any other type of car.