Patent Number: 6,167,782

Title: Engine module locator bushing

Abstract: A locator bushing member for assembling a damper/pulley member to a crankshaft as part of a modular housing assembly. The locator bushing temporarily secures a damper member to a housing assembly until the housing assembly is secured to the front of a vehicle engine and the damper member is subsequently secured to the nose of the crankshaft. A seal member is typically provided in order to seal the joint between the damper member bushing and housing member. Mating ridge and groove mechanisms, or equivalent mechanisms, can be provided to more securely affix the damper member, locator bushing member and housing member together.

Inventors: Chevalier; Steven J. (Britton, MI)

Assignee: Simpson Industries, Inc.

International Classification: F16F 15/12 (20060101); F16F 015/10 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018