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Old 12-18-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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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?
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is there any damage to the idler arm, or does it look like the bolt just came loose and the pulley came off?? i believe regular parts stores stock the */C idler pulley
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I think just the bolt and the pulley came off, looked at it again and it seems to be ok
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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.

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I replaced that idler on my car this past summer. Picked it up at NAPA.
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Bolt is still there. Be careful pulling that bolt. Mine is currently frozen on...
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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
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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.
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So I am guessing this will not be a hard thing to do?
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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)
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