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Keep Cooling System Free of Debris & Corrosion

  • Tech Tip
  • Automotive

To prevent premature water pump failure, keep the cooling system free of debris and corrosion.

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Timing Belt Tensioner Installation & Setup

  • Tech Tip
  • 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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Warranty Claim Procedure

  • Form
  • Automotive

PDF of the Warranty Claim Procedure for Gates products purchased through online retailers.

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RPM Belt Dimension List

  • Catalogs
  • Automotive

Gates RPM belts have been specially engineered for forced induction and high-output engines. This Belt Dimension Chart includes: Part Number, Product Description, Number of Ribs, Effective Length and Outside Circumference.

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Chain-Driven Water Pump Failure

  • Tech Tip
  • 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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Diagnosing Tensioner Failure

  • Tech Tip
  • 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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Do Not Mix & Match Hydraulic Components

  • Tech Tip
  • Automotive

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

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Gates Solution Kit 38379K

  • Tech Tip
  • 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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Dodge/Chrysler Heater Hose "Y" Connectors Prone to Cracking

  • Tech Tip
  • Automotive

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

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Possible Modification to Honda Timing Covers

  • Tech Tip
  • Automotive

Select V-6 applications may require a small modification to the timing cover during replacement of the accessory drive belt tensioner to allow for proper clearance.

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False Perception of Aftermarket Timing Belts

  • Tech Tip
  • Automotive

Various sources incorrectly blame aftermarket timing belts for causing check engine lights on select Toyota vehicles, when other factors such as improper setups are to blame.

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Hyundai or Kia Timing Belt Tensioner

  • Tech Tip
  • Automotive

Thorough analysis uncovered the need for proper installation and setup procedures on this particular timing belt tensioner, which is a spring time automatic tensioner with eccentric adjustment for setting the initial tension.

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