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Old 03-22-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:10 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:04 PM   #4
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Left hand threads?!?!
it's useless, but what does he mean left hand threads?

as in its not left loosey righty tighty?
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yes thats wat he means, reverse threads there also called i believe
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:23 PM   #6
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Yeah it's fun after an hour trying to loosen a bolt, and find out you've actually been tightening it more & more

Left hand threads are used in areas where engine/belt rotation would tend to loosen a nut if it were right (normal) handed threads
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:27 PM   #7
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that way the spinning pulley doesnt undo itself,, that'd be cute


does the tensioner pully have a tendency to start squeaking? im trying to locate my newst sound
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:12 PM   #8
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Yes, Left hand threads are OPPOSITE of normal right hand threads. In the 50's/60's chrysler thought it would be cute, for thier lug nuts to use LH threads on the LEFT side of the car and RH threads on the RIGHT side of the car. Everybody wound up stripping these out trying to get them off

Yes, the tensionor pulley will begin to squeek and squeal, thats why this car was brought in. A mechanics stethoscope will help to pinpoint it, but if you can wiggle it side to side, then its probably going. The Stock one uses a good quality NTN bearing, but when you go to get a new one you will most likely get this cheap POS taiwanese bearing, so see if you can get one from ford.

The bolt that holds the tensioner on uses normal threads, its the bolt that holds the pulley itself on the tensioner that is LH threads. The pulley bolt needs an 18mm socket, but you will need a torx socket to get the tensioner off the block. The whole job took me about 30 minutes, including sitting there like a dumbass before figuring out it was LH threads, and waiting for the part to arrive. You will need either a long breaker bar or a serpentine belt tool to get the belt off.

The job is easy, you can do it in a little while. Practically no tools required.

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because ive got this GOD AWFUL sqeel squeak coming from the car

and its ALOT louder than the throwout bearing sound from last year (which, strangely enough, is yet to resurface this spring)

man, if i fixed this sound it'd be the first time the car has sounded correct in quite some time
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:20 PM   #10
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check to see if there is wiggle in your pulley while its running. If there is, this might be it. Dont actually tocu it, watch the belt going over it

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