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Replace idler pulley

Do you need a special tool to remove and replace the idler pulley on a 1999 Mercury Sable?

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    how do you remove the extended damper pulley from the harmonic balancer on a 1999. Mercury Sable

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    How to remove and replace the pully

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I need to remove and replace the idler pully.Its a 3.8 motor

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Try an auto zone and let them know the exact part you need to remove and they can let you know the tools need and can also print you out a diagram and you can also rent the tool from them

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1999 mercury sable gs rack and pinion seal


if the leak is coming out the seal behind the tie rod bellows then replace the steering rack as special tools are required to change this and chances are the housing is worn anyways. if its the seal at the input shaft were the steering column connects to the rack then you can change this seal.

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Idler pulley noise


you need to replace the idler pulley as when it stops turning it is in a seized position and when its rattling the bearings are making the noise. this indicates it is about to let go(fall apart) you will also need to replace the belt as it will also be worn. you will need to remove the belt using a special tool and then using a rachet with the proper size socket to remove the bolt holding the pulley on to the motor to replace the pulley. don`t put yourself down just because your a country girl. I find that farm girls a very innovative when they need to be. if your sure about doing it yourself then take it to a shop and have it done.

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I have a 1999 Mercury Sable. A bearing in a pully loked up, think it was airconditioner but not sure, anyways the serpentine belt broke. Is this the timing belt? Can I put another belt on it without...


There is no problem with reinstalling the Serpetine Belt. But what have you done about the pulley that is locked up?

You need to find the bad pulley or you will smoke a belt before you leave the driveway. Unplug the wire on the A/C clutch pulley if the compressor is locked up. You need to do this because the A/C will cycle when the dash is set to Defrost setting as well as on AIR.

The idler pulley is the spring loaded tensioner. It is common to lock up. If this pulley is bad, you can keep using the A/C and just replace the Idler pulley.

Check the Alternator, water pump, anything that turns to find the lockup. The timing is done inside the engine with a steel timing chain and is not a part of the Serpetine belt.

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For a 1999 mercury sable...I tried to replace fuel filter and broke clip. I need to replace the fuel line. Not sure how or how much it involves. How much line do I need to replace?


if you just broke the little plastic clip that snaps into the fuel line then those are replaceable

if you have the connector with the push buttons then most auto parts stores have replacement lines that you simply cut and splice together... no special tools are needed

Apr 03, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Sable

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We have a 1999 Sable and the brake lines are leaking badly. We have new brake line to replace the old but cannot get the nuts off where they join just in front of the rear drivers side tire. Is there a...


The nuts are maybe rusted and now no wrench will fit, you may need to replace it all. There is no easy way, they usually need to be made and flared on the spot and bent to fit.;

Mar 11, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Sable

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How do you change an idler pulley on a 97 mercury grand marquis


Using either a serpentine belt tool or a long ratchet and a socket on the tensioner pulley bolt, turn the tensioner to relieve tension and pop the belt off. Remove the idler pulley bolt and replace the idler pulley. To finish it up simply reinstall the belt.

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Why did the battery light stay on after installing a new alternator on my 1999 mercury sable. I put a new belt and tensioner pulley as well as a new idler and power steering pulley. I believe the battery...


check for 12 volts at battery with engine off.

The check for 14 volts with the engine running. If not 14, alternator is not generating any amperage.

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Car is running hot occasionally and the serpentine


Well there's only part that has to do with the cooling system and serp belt - the water pump!! Maybe it's starting to seize or has too much play. Either way, when you change the water pump, replace the thermostat and flush the system very thoroughly, those 98-99's are notorious for rust build up. Make sure to pull the heater hoses off and flush the heater core too. After all said is done, purge the coolant and make sure there is heat from the blower. If not you're going to have to replace the heater core because that gets clogged sometimes when flushing.

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Replace idler arm pulley


An idler arm is a steering component found on vehicles without rack and pinion steering. Your referring to an idler pulley. To replace: remove the belt, remove the bolt from the center of the pulley, replace the pulley and reinstall the belt.

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