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Water pump pulley 1996 jeep cherokee

It appears the bearing went bad on the water pump pulley because I have play when I move the pulley. My question is, when I buy a new water pump will it come with a pulley? I have tried to find a water pump pulley online and says there is none for my vehicle.

1996 Jeep Cherokee, 6 cylinder 4.0L

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James, I believe the pulley is just bolted to the pump shaft, so u should be able to remove it and reuse it. The play in it is in the shaft of the water pump, so the pulley should be fine, just remove and bolt to the new pump.

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