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Old 11-19-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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Would anyone know why this would happen? Looking at the Power Steering Pump, the pulley seems to be a little wobbly , but when the belt was off, there was very little play.

Here is the Tensioner Pulley at idle




And here is a top shot at idle. I tried to keep it still without getting chewed up in Pulley land lol.

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Maybe it'* just me, but I don't notice anything that shouts it'* bad from the videos.
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Maybe it'* just me, but I don't notice anything that shouts it'* bad from the videos.
You dont see the wobble?

It was kind of tough keeping the camera still, but its one of those play it over until you see it typa thing. I guess it is more noticable in person then.
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I didn't see any problem. It'* gonna swing up and down a little. That'* normal. If it starts to move out from the motor (twords the fender) then you have a problem.
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Look for the tension indicator marks. Get a closeup pic of them for us.

Moving to 92-99.
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Betwen the 3 pulley'* for my */c, they have all been replaced at least twice Not sure why that is
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Look for the tension indicator marks. Get a closeup pic of them for us.

Moving to 92-99.
What do you mean by Tension indicator Marks? Wear on the pulley? Not sure what to look for.
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On the tensioner itself. A small arrow on the inner ring, and a scale on the outer. Just take a pic of the front of the tensioner itself (aluminum part). You'll see it.
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On the tensioner itself. A small arrow on the inner ring, and a scale on the outer. Just take a pic of the front of the tensioner itself (aluminum part). You'll see it.
Ok Thanks for clearing that up for me. Does the car have to be running?
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On the tensioner itself. A small arrow on the inner ring, and a scale on the outer. Just take a pic of the front of the tensioner itself (aluminum part). You'll see it.
Ok Thanks for clearing that up for me. Does the car have to be running?
No, the current tension would be seen, although if you feel it is jumping or moving excessively another vid of the tension marks may provide more information.
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