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Old 06-23-2006, 01:27 AM   #1
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I bought two new gator backs tonight, and that idler pulley located BEHIND the Tourque Axis mount...changing that pulley...do it from above or below?
That entire mount will come out, but there is 4 bolts holding it in im sure, and i know to block the trans so it doesnt tilt downward..( i did the Waterpump on my first ssei)...
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Best tip I can give you is if you don't need to change it.. hang in for a little, get all the pulleys and change them all.

The engine needs to be jacked up, the mount needs to be removed.

This means you need to remove the power steering pump, WP pulley (I think) and the torque axis mount.

I changed all the pulleys (except 1 (easy to do) when I did the waterpump. PM'ing Travis for his input.

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The accessory bracket has to be removed to take that ONE freaking idler off?
I have changed all the other pulleys already too..that pulley is grooved hardcore, and the belt is glazed from slipping..
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No..the torque axis mount. Not the accessory bracket.
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i just tried to change that belt...OMG
WHAT THE **** WERE THEY SMOKING, AND WHAT WAS I SMOKING WHEN I BOUGHT A SERIES II
ROAR I WANT MY 1993 BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe tomorrow ill try again..
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Welcome to the world of PITA belt changes
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I'm going threw the same thing right now. I stood there scratching my head thinking, this can't be right? What the heck were they thinking?
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Not trying to jack the thread, but heres how I did it.

Bill could not be more righ

Yes, the PS pulley does need to be removed. The third leg of the bracket sits behind it

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Its a 4 hr job. Have plenty of beer and patience. And again, Bill makes a great point change all pulleys at once. The frist one for the blower that sits right in the bracket--seems go go out more than the other ones.
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Wow, I'm glad they changed the design. My belt takes 2 minutes to change. :P
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How ridiculous, ...i cant wait to tackle it.
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