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News   February 1, 2010   by Auto Service World

New 2010 Vehicle Models Now Equipped with OAD Decouplers

In an effort to ensure technicians provide their customers with the best parts possible, Genuine Litens announced the new 2010 vehicle models now equipped with OAD decouplers for the first time.

The following represents a partial list of those numbers: Chrysler Sebring (4 cyl. 2.0L), Dodge Avenger (4 cyl. 2.0L & 2.4L), Dodge Journey (4 cyl. 2.4L), Chevrolet Corvette, C6 (V8 6.2L Auto), Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (V8 7.0L), Chevrolet Camaro (V8 6.2L S/C Auto), Chevrolet HHR SS (4 cyl. 2.0L), Buick Lucerne (V6 3.9L), Cadillac CTS (V6 3.0L), Cadillac Escalade (V8 6.2L Auto), Volvo XC60 (V6 3.2L), Volvo XC90 (V6 3.2L), Toyota Camry (4 cyl. 2.5L), Toyota Corolla (4 cyl. 2.4L), Toyota Venza (4 cyl. 2.7L), Toyota Highlander (4 cyl. 2.7L), Toyota Matrix (4 cyl. 1.8L), Pontiac Vibe (4 cyl. 1.8L), Toyota RAV4 (4 cyl. 2.5L), (Scion xB) (4 cyl. 2.4L), Scion xD (4 cyl. 1.8L), Scion tC (4 cyl. 2.4L), Lexus GS 450 H (V6 3.5L), Lexus HS (4 cyl. 2.4L), Lexus IS C (V6 2.5L & 3.5L), Lexus RX 450 H (V6 3.5L)

Overrunning alternator decouplers (also referred to as isolating decoupler pulleys, or IDP) help enhance engine efficiency and reduce noise, vibration and harshness. Using any other pulley technology, such as a one-way clutch, isolating pulley or solid pulley, on an OAD application can lead to a customer complaint and additional repair requirements.

Applications originally designed to use an OAD decoupler pulley are not compatible with any other pulley design, regardless of brand or technology. Genuine Litens OAD decoupler pulleys are available through a variety of aftermarket sources, including leading national alternator and belt manufacturers and distributors.

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