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Purpose of the alternator damper

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Old 02-03-2017, 12:24 AM
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Default Purpose of the alternator damper

Having just successfully replaced my alternator damper, after starting issues, I was wondering what exactly is the purpose of this component?

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Dennis
 
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:12 PM
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Welcome to the forum Dennis.
It may stop the primary chain from whipping. I haven't had one apart myself so I'm guessing at this one.
 
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:19 PM
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reduce vibrations?
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:12 PM
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Found it! : "The starter damper is there because the crankshaft is connected to alternator shaft via chain. To have security there must be a clutch. Imagine what could happen if the alternator rotor jams for some reason - the crankshaft would be seriously injured if there would not be clutch." on another thread.
 
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Good to know!
Thank you sir!
 
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