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Tensioner pulley fell off. no place for a bolt. How and wahat do you remove to replace pulley?

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Once I bent the tension pulley pin. The timing belts only lasted a few weeks after that.
Hope this helps.

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There is a hole you just can't see it because it bolts from behind the pulley.
Don't mess with it a new one is 20 dollars or so ware as the belt is about 150 dollars.Its a ware part spins all of the time its spring loaded and if the pulley fell off the spring is binding or completely stuck
Its one bolt to remove it .You will need a long screwdriver or something to push back on the spring tenstion to put the belt over it its a strong spring

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No bolt for pully then you have to replace the tensioner.what are you driving and engine size.

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