Field of technology: Vehicles, Engines and Transportation
Patent granted on: Tue, 25 Feb 2020
To simplify a structure and reduce costs. A shoe for a chain guide or for a chain tensioner arm is constructed. Here, a shoe (3) has a chain sliding surface (30) on which a chain slides. A locking protrusion such as a clip, a tab or a hook for locking the shoe (3) to a tensioner arm main body (2) of a chain tensioner arm (1) is not provided on an end surface of the shoe (3) or on a surface on the rear side of the chain sliding surface (30). Furthermore, the shoe (3) has a uniform cross-sectional shape over the whole length and extends linearly in the longitudinal direction.