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Serpentine belt pulley

I was replacing my serpentine belt and noticed one of the pulleys was broke. I can not find a part number on it and am not sure how to find it. It is a 4.3L w/o A/C and it is the pulley that is in place of where the A/C would be, if that makes any sense. Looking at the engine from the front of the truck it is the top right pulley. Any clues as to where I can find a replacement?

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Is it possible to get a belt for a 4.3L without A/C? Just a thought, might be cheaper and faster than having to replace a pulley.

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Ya, any auto parts place should have that, 4.3L are very common. Also take it with you to the store to make sure the diameter is the same on the new one.

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Any auto parts store will have it, like autozone, advance auto. any major auto parts store.

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