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Idler pulley broke off

I have a 97 Mercury Mountaineer and the idler pulley broke off! The bolt is no longer there and it sheared off a good amount of the metal where it was attachd to! Can ayone tell me what Need toreplace to get it fixed. Iknow I need the pulley itself,,,but will I or can I replace what it was attached to?

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  • tbbolts35 Mar 05, 2009

    It is a 1997 V8 ...I'm not sure there is a GL or EX marked anywhere...Didn't even see it on the title or registration.the part that the assmbly is attached to has been eaten up. I do't even see where plley was attached to it. I'm not seeing where the part that the pulley is attached to is even bolted to.

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

    YOU should be able to replace the whole thing if it is a two piece item...just costs a little more....what size engine and model of mountaineer...GL, EX, whatever the different models they are?

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Check if there is any obstruction in the path of the pulley or the belt is too tight or this may not be correct one get it fixed by using a correct belt.............

Posted on May 29, 2008

michigan man
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SOURCE: Replace idler pulley

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

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: GET TENSION OFF THE IDLER PULLEY

loosen nut in center of idler pulley ..then loosen tension bar with 12mm socket til it walks away to remove belt

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Hyundai Accent lower idler pulley

Yep Ron... go to http://www.hmaservice.com/ anb register (veh VIN). Afterward, you can navigate the site to find the information you seek (service bulletins, manuals, wiring diagrams, etc.).

Posted on May 30, 2009

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