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Product Introduction

Design and Working Principle of Belt Tensioner Pulley

The belt tensioner pulley is designed to maintain the proper tension on the belt in the engine. It is typically mounted on an adjustable pivot point and uses a spring or hydraulic mechanism to apply the necessary pressure on the belt to keep it tight and prevent slippage. The pulley itself rotates on a sealed bearing to reduce friction and wear on the belt.

What happens when a belt tensioner fails?

1. The belt may start to slip, causing squealing noises.

2. Increased wear on the belt and other engine components.

3. Overheating of the engine due to lack of cooling from the water pump.

4. Loss of power steering and electrical charging as the belt drives these systems.

5. Risk of complete engine failure if the belt breaks while driving.

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How do I know if my belt tensioner pulley is bad?

1. Squeaking or chirping noises coming from the engine.

2. Visible wear or damage on the pulley itself.

3. Uneven belt wear or visible cracks on the belt.

4. Engine overheating or frequent belt slippage.

5. Difficulty steering or charging the battery.

Advantages of Belt Tensioner Pulley

1. Maintains proper belt tension for optimal engine performance.

2. Reduces wear on the belt and other engine components.

3. Prevents belt slippage and associated issues.

4. Easy to install and adjust as needed.

5. Durable construction for long-lasting reliability.

Process of Belt Tensioner Pulley


The mold is created to form the shape of the belt tensioner pulley.


The molten raw materials are poured into the mold to form the pulley shape.

Raw Materials

High-quality materials are used to ensure durability and performance.

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The pulleys are manufactured using precision machinery and techniques.


Each pulley undergoes rigorous testing to ensure quality and performance.

Antirust treatment

A special treatment is applied to prevent rust and corrosion.

Separate inspection

Each pulley is individually inspected for any defects or issues.


Each pulley is marked with relevant information for identification.

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Should I replace belt tensioner or just pulley?

1. It is recommended to replace the entire belt tensioner assembly for optimal performance.

2. Replacing just the pulley may not address underlying issues with the tensioner mechanism.

3. A new tensioner ensures proper tension and alignment for the belt.

4. Professional inspection is recommended to determine the best course of action.

5. Regular maintenance and inspection can help prevent premature failure.

6. Consult your vehicle manual or a mechanic for specific recommendations.

7. Consider the age and condition of the entire tensioner system before making a decision.

How does a belt tensioner pulley work?

1. The belt tensioner pulley maintains the proper tension on the belt in the engine.

2. It uses a spring or hydraulic mechanism to apply pressure on the belt.

3. The pulley rotates on a sealed bearing to reduce friction and wear on the belt.

4. Proper tension prevents belt slippage and associated issues.

5. Regular inspection and maintenance are key to ensuring optimal performance.

About HZPT

HZPT was established in 2006 and is a leading manufacturer of precision transmission components based in Hangzhou. We specialize in producing various intricate parts and can customize products to meet your specific needs. Our company has a strong reputation in Europe and America for providing top-quality products, competitive prices, and excellent service. We offer a range of services from production to assembly to streamline the process and save time and costs for our customers. Trust HZPT for the best in transmission components!

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