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Old 10-25-2014, 06:18 PM   #21
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I will attach an image here...Non Super charged belt routing...

Can you tell us which pulley requires replacement?
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Can you tell us which pulley requires replacement?
From the look of that scheme I'd say the "crankshaft pulley" because it seems the biggest and lowest and passenger-side-most, most visible from under, what I saw. Plus, my AC and power steering are working fine and don't seem to be in the noise picture.
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The Meineke guy called it the "harmonic balancer", confirming it'* the crankshaft pulley, and said they'd put in an ACDelco replacement for a total charge of $404 - $104 of that charge would be labor. He said it was $263 for the pulley. I hope to find someone who will do this with a customer-supplied part...
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you can get a delco one from amazon or rock auto and it will be fine. you just have to be super careful with the fins they are the base for your crank sensors spark timing. changing it is a nothing deal, you just need the tool they rent at the parts store free.
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you can get a delco one from amazon or rock auto and it will be fine. you just have to be super careful with the fins they are the base for your crank sensors spark timing. changing it is a nothing deal, you just need the tool they rent at the parts store free.
Thanks, but... I discovered a Delco Harmonic Balancer 12563265 is $168 at Amazon and $200 at Rock, both a far cry from a simple $17 Delco pulley. I'm not sure if that'* the exact "$263 marked up" Delco part that Meineke intends to install, or if I could buy slightly cheaper one. But I could never install one myself, my spinal fracture is too painful, I can barely bend over the motor never mind this job. So I have to hire someone and no one I know will install owner-supplied parts. It hurt$ to bend over this barrel.
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find a locally owned shop, one that looks busy, a few bays full of cars during work hours. because the big commercial shops will gouge you. the busy local shops do good work and dont cost an arm and a leg.

as far as the pulley i dont think its the right thing if its 17. i think its all one piece, balancer/pulley/ckp-fins. you could get a low mile used one, i dont think they wear out that much, not very common

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Thanks again. I do know one shop just like this, but. They won't go by someone else'* diagnosis, they have to look and do their own. That takes a week to get seen. Then, another week to get an appointment. Two weeks, plus they won't use owner-supplied parts. Not good, too much time and not much savings.

At first the word at Meineke was a "pulley". I could find them for the car for cheap. Then they re-worded to a "harmonic balancer". Agreed, I don't see how a plain pulley would be right. As for low-mile used, my car has only 80k, I wonder what makes these fail. And I doubt I'd find one with less, already pulled and ready to go. Maybe on eBay. Then someone to put it in...
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i woulnt buy used stuff on ebay, a junk yard you can take it back to. as far as what goes bad, sometimes the glue separates or the belt wraps around and hits stuff if you let it go
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