Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: In the Back of your Mind
My observation was that: if the alternator belt is loose, it rubs on the EDGE of the nylon bracket. (The darn thing can be a REAL pain to tension properly)
I've kept the nylon strap and whatever spacer you mention... my bracketry is all OEM.
On the image below, is the spacer you left off the 5.0 mm 'washer' number 16? Hopefully you retained the clamp plate #15, that spreads the load along the nylon strap's length.
Succasunna, NJ USA
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