Power output isn’t the only thing that has changed over the years.
Even though the technology has advanced, belt tension is still important.
Whenever you recommend a new or remanufactured alternator, check to see if the vehicle was originally equipped with an OAD.
The new production line is being added to meet increasing demand from several North American customers, primarily for military and marine applications.
Millions of newer vehicles now require alternators that are equipped with OAD pulleys.
When it comes to starter and alternator returns, failures are a fact of life. In these situations you almost have to be like a good prosecuting attorney, building your case by asking some probing questions to find out what really happened. This video is sponsored by MAHLE.
The 12-volt, 170-amp 24PE alternator meets and exceeds the electrical and performance requirements of today’s heavy-duty trucks and the companies and operators whose business depends on keeping their vehicles in service, according to DENSO.
Rick Mochulsky, senior vice president of sales, will assume the additional responsibility of managing the marketing team across all product lines.
You can think of the OAD pulley as a tuning device for the engine’s drive-belt system.
When a shop asks for a new alternator, be sure to ask them, “Does it have a decoupler pulley?”