Driving home on the highway, went to pass someone, and what do you know, no power. Get off few exits later at a rest stop, pop the hood, and find the belt and this pulley are now missing... Can I fix this myself if I get a new piece for it, or do stores like Autozone even carry it?
You can see that the bolt didn't even come off. The bearing seized up and the plastic part of the pulley broke from the metal. All you need is a new pulley. You should be able to get it cheap from a parts store or the dealer.
Any one know how I should go about taking the bolt off? What tool should I use? Is there a special one I need to do it? I got the new pulley yesterday and want to put it on after work today. Thanks, Brad
a bunch of us on the 92-99 forum have been pulling our idlers off and finding the bearing dry.
I pulled both of mine and regreased them to avoid this. Threw a belt last month and wasn't sure if it was the idler or water pump that did it.
there is a post on this on removing the right hand thread bolt on non */C cars.
Not sure if yours is the same though.
Bober...That pulley looks like the Torx 50 size. I did mine..they are relatively easy. Regular threading on that pulley. (Counterclockwise = loosen) Tensioner pulleys are reversed (Counterclockwise = tighten)