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97 Grand Prix GTP

Hansan, I need to remove the idler pulley to access one bolt on the water pump. I did remove the power steering pump, but I still need to remove the idler to get the last bolt. It may be a star or torq drive, but I haven't been able to get either to fit right. It does seem really tight, and it may have left hand threads. Any suggestions? Thanks

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    cant seem to figure out how to remove the power steering pump, to get to the power steering belt

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There should be a torx socket that fits it pretty well. as far as being lefthand thread, I think that those are normal threads. usually its the idler pulleys on fords that have a lefthand thread design.

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