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Dodge/Chrysler Heater Hose "Y" Connectors Prone to Cracking

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  • Automotive

Gates Engineers have developed a solution for the two heater hose "Y" connectors that are prone to cracking.

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Gates Solution Kit 38379K

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  • Automotive

Installation of aftermarket accessory belt drive components from Solution Kit 38379K may lead to belt length issues on some Dodge & Chrysler vans. Gates has resolved this issue by providing a different DriveAlign Pulley for the application.

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G-Force CVT Belt Installation Tips

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  • Automotive

Follow these installation tips and tricks to ensure maximum performance and reliability of your G-Force CVT belt. Includes information about cleaning procedures and the proper belt break-in process.

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Do Not Mix & Match Hydraulic Components

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  • Automotive

According to the SAE standard, never mix hose and couplings from different hydraulic manufacturers.

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Diagnosing Tensioner Failure

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  • Automotive

It is important to understand the different failure modes of automatic belt tensioners, as well as the symptoms to be on the lookout for.

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Chain-Driven Water Pump Failure

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  • Automotive

Premature failure of the water pump may be caused by external components such as the chain, tensioner and guides. Includes explanation and images of chain driven water pump failure.

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Installation Recommendations for Honda Timing Belt System

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  • Automotive

2001-2005 Honda Civic 1.7 L's naturally rotate counterclockwise. Rotating the engine clockwise while servicing the timing system may lead to catastrophic engine damage and void the warranty.

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Premature GM Tensioner Failure Due to A/C Compressor

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  • Automotive

Numerous 1999-2009 GM trucks commonly experience a phenomenon known as A/C Compressor Slugging. When this occurs, catastrophic damage to the belt and tensioner will occur. Learn the major concerns regarding this problem as well as what to look for.

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Timing Belt Tensioner Installation & Setup

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  • Automotive

2009-2016 GM 1.6L and 1.8L timing belt tensioner description and setup instructions for the Gates replacement tensioner.

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Proper Ford Fan Clutch Installation

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  • Automotive

Insufficient torqueing of the fan clutch nut on the water pump flange may lead to premature pump failure.

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PowerClean Flush Tool Backflow Prevention

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  • Automotive

A Backflow Preventer (BP) is a required component of the PowerClean Flush Tool which is used to safely discharge back pressure.

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GM/Suzuki Tensioner Set Up on 2009-2016 1.6L and 1.8L Engines

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  • Automotive

2009-2016 GM 1.6L and 1.8L timing belt tensioner description and set up instructions for the Gates replacement tensioner.

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