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How to replace idler pulley

I have a 6cyl 2004 Mazda 6 and I think the idler puylley is going. I would like to replace myself but I can't find any instructions. Help?

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SOURCE: How do you replace the head light bulb on a 2004 Mazda 6?

This is a problem - I had both drivers and passenger bulbs go on me and came at it through the wheel arch. The method is the same for both sides.

Equipment needed

Short handled Phillips screwdriver
2 x Latex gloves - to save scratches and dirty hands

Use 1 glove to save your hands
Lift bonnet to get as much light on the job as you can
Turn wheel in so you can get at wheel arch liner unmolested
Remove the plastic nuts – don’t loose them
Peel back liner – you can now see the back of the lens cover
You may need a torch, I did
Turn cover and pull it away – you can now see back of bulb
Remove clip, noting the way to the comes out, there is a notch on the base of the bulb and the replacement must go in that way

Use clean glove to handle bulb, keep to base of bulb and not the glass

Replace is the reverse of the above

Allow 30-45 mins first time

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SOURCE: in my 2004 F150 FX4, i replaced the idler pulley

check ur fuse relay box it might be out also check ur hot wires make shure they dont have touching the ground

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SOURCE: How to Put on a Serpentine Belt on a 2004 mazda 6

try to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you

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SOURCE: How do i replace the idler pulley in my 1993 Saturn Sc2

It might be best to remove the power steering pump and bracket, then pry engine away from passenger side. That should give you enough room.

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SOURCE: Chirping, squealing noise from pulleys

check your pulleys. but if you have a Dayco belt on your truck, sometimes they're noisy. Its just the design. But they're good belts. But I would check the pulley on your water pump first, just in case of bearing wear. That's the best way to start.

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Alternator idler pulley replacement.


Compare the new pulley to the old one. I think you'll find you have been supplied with the wrong pulley.

Very best regards


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