(Partial Class) Accessory Belt Drive Systems (ABDS)

Robert Bassett (Gates Corporation) 1 hour

After this session you will be able to:

  • Capture an extra $7 to $10,000 per year in tensioner replacement that you have been passing on to your competitor!
  • Explain why up to 40% of batteries, 70% of alternators and 99.2% of belts returned to the factory as warranties, performed as intended!
  • Describe why belt noise is symptomatic of a system failure, not a belt issue
  • Identify root cause failures for the Accessory Belt Drive System and recommend the proper corrective actions
  • Diagnose a tensioner for failure using the “Spin Cycling” test
  • Demonstrate how to check for correct system alignment using the Gates Laser Alignment tool
  • Describe the purpose of a Decoupler Pulley and how to diagnose it for failure