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Old 10-18-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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lot of pulleys on this thing...
I have some pulley noise, started about a week ago and is getting worse.

to the best of my knowledge its not the A/C, alt,PS pump, or supercharger cone. I put my ear up to a 1x2 to listen to the pulleys I could reach, and put a load on the others with no change.

are there any other tricks to find which one is going? or just wait till it throws shards??

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Pull your supercharger belt, run the engine, and see if the noise goes away. If it doesn't, pull your other belt and turn each pulley by hand. A squeaky pully is going to seize and throw a belt. If you are lucky it will be on the */c belt, which means you can still drive the car. If the other belt fails you are stuck.

A mechanic'* stethoscope is useful for checking this type of thing.
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A stethoscope is your friend, and you can pick them up cheep at places like autozone.
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A stethoscope is your friend, and you can pick them up cheep at places like autozone.
yeah, that'* why I had the 1x2 to my ear, looks silly but affective

turns out it was 2 idler pulleys, any clue where I could get the bolts that hold those in?
its a pan head torx T50 one is stuck in with a stripped head and the other wont take many more turns but is out.
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You should be able to find those at your local auto parts shop.
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I tried autozone and advanced...no luck dealer possibly?
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Have you checked at Auto Parts Fast at RockAuto You can also try a local salvage yard, a pick and pull would be your best shot.
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If it'* the */c idler, I had the same problem with mine. Drilled it out and replaced it with a double nutted bolt. The threaded hole in the bracket is a through hole, and there is open clearance on the back side.
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If it'* the */c idler, I had the same problem with mine. Drilled it out and replaced it with a double nutted bolt. The threaded hole in the bracket is a through hole, and there is open clearance on the back side.
yeah it'* the */c idler.. I was thinking of drilling a divot in that large pan head and tapping it out with a hammer & pic it sure is in there good and tight


or cutting the pulley right off and putting a vise grip on the bolt possibly

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I cut the pulley off and removed the bolt with vice grips.
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