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Old 02-23-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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im changing both my idler pulleys cuz theyr getting a bit noisy and the smooth one is like severely worn, i got the groove done no problem but the smooth one is like surounded by the engine mount, if anyone has done this before please comment on the easiest way to do this
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just did this, you have to support the engine, remove the t-axis mount. this involves removing, but not unhooking the ps pump. gain acces to the 2 bolts holding the ps pump on by the holes in the pulley at 12 and 6 oclock.
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on the t-axis mount , remove the top 2 bolt, and loosen the side 2. you don't have to remove the side 2, the mount is slotted on the side.
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you sure the ps pump has to come off? looks liek you might be able to just turn it'* pulley and get to that bracket bolt thru the hole, ok but basicly, would it be worth using a lift or am i better off with a floor jack and how long did it take you?
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you sure the ps pump has to come off? looks liek you might be able to just turn it'* pulley and get to that bracket bolt thru the hole, ok but basicly, would it be worth using a lift or am i better off with a floor jack and how long did it take you?
one of the "legs" of the motor mount is behind the ps pulley, it has to come off. I've got it down to about 3 hrs. it does take longer with only 1 person. for some things like putting the ps pump back on, another set of hand would help alot

just use a floor jack, putting a piece of wood between it and the oil pan. something to distribute the weight.
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You're changing just the idlers? Not the tensioner assemblies? You don't have to go through all that. Just do the pulleys.

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to change #9, you have to remove the t-axis mount.
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Ok, I'll buy that.
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yea, willwren im doin 8 and 9, 8 is done, 9 is the pain in the *** one, 3 hours?? you serious? i was planning on 2 at the most
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yea, willwren im doin 8 and 9, 8 is done, 9 is the pain in the A$$ one, 3 hours?? you serious? i was planning on 2 at the most
an extra set of hands will speed it up. my 3 was conservative. I wasn't in a hurry. and alot depends how stuck the t-axis mount bolts are.
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