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Old 06-03-2002, 12:26 PM
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Your other question went unanswered...the damper keeps the belt in tension, yet allows for some movement due to engine vibration without allowing so much slack that the belt comes loose.

Never seen such a system on other makes, and it does appear to be an odd design, but it works.
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