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I replace both pulley idlers on the toro ss 5000. Along with correct parts sent to me, I received two retainer rings. What are they for?

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SOURCE: bmw e36

I've been buying parts for my E36 on this site and have had no issues. Here's the link to the pulley you need:

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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I think your best bet would be a junkyard or used parts like You Pull It.There seems to be no store that has the bolt. there are plenty that have the pully.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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 anb register (veh VIN). Afterward, you can navigate the site to find the information you seek (service bulletins, manuals, wiring diagrams, etc.).

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SOURCE: need to remove idler pulley in order to replace water pump

pretty simple really take the belt off and the pulley is held on with a 12mm or 14mm bolt and then put it all back together the way it came apart. hope this has helped you and good luck with you project !

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How to set valve timing on the 1990 3.0 cressida


To install:
  1. Install the oil pump drive gear and tighten the 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  2. Using a suitable seal installer, install a new crankshaft timing gear seal. Install the gear.
  3. Temporarily install the idler pulley and tension spring.
  4. If using the old belt, check the rotation direction chalk mark placed on the timing belt during disassembly.
  5. Install the timing belt on the crankshaft pulley.
  6. Install the lower timing belt cover, air conditioning idler pulley bracket, compressor bracket and the lower timing belt cover retaining bolts and nuts. Install the pollution system air pipe assembly.
  7. Install the crankshaft pulley and pulley retaining bolt and torque to specification.
  8. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with the 0 mark on the lower timing belt cover.
  9. Install the camshaft timing pulleys and timing belt as follows:
    1. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with the 0 mark on the No. 1 timing belt cover. If the engine has not been disturbed, the engine should still be in this position.
    2. Align the alignment marks on the camshaft timing pulleys and the No. 2 timing belt cover. Install the timing pulley.
    3. Install the straight pin into the hole.
    4. When replacing the camshaft or the camshaft timing pulley. Always align the center holes of the camshaft and timing pulleys and insert the straight pin. When reusing the camshaft or camshaft timing pulleys, check that the straight pin hole position is in the same position it was at disassembly, insert the straight pin. Install the plate washer and pulley bolt.
    5. Using a suitable camshaft pulley holding tool, hold the pulley and tighten the pulley bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
    6. Check that the matchmarks on the camshaft timing pulley are aligned with those on the No. 2 timing belt cover.
    7. Install the timing belt to the intake camshaft timing pulley, the exhaust camshaft timing pulley and the idler pulley.
    8. Loosen the idler pulley mount bolt until the pulley is moved slightly by the spring tension. Tighten the idler pulley mount bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
    9. Check that the timing belt tension is equal all the way through. Turn the crankshaft pulley 2 revolutions clockwise from TDC to TDC.
    10. Check that the alignment marks on the camshaft timing pulleys are aligned with those on the No. 2 timing belt cover.
    11. If the marks do not align, remove the belt and install it again.
    12. Install the No. 3 timing cover gasket, cover and retaining bolts.
    13. Install the power steering pump belt.
    14. Install the four bolts, fan clutch, water pump pulley and fan shroud.
    15. Install the fan shroud mounting nuts.
    16. Tighten the fan belt adjusting bolt and nut of the power steering pump.
    17. Install the 4 bolts to the fluid coupling (fan clutch) flange.
  10. Install the air conditioning drive belt.
  11. Install the thermostat and water outlet along with it retaining bolts.
  12. Install the spark plugs and spark plug wires.
  13. Install the radiator assembly along with the radiator hoses.
  14. Install the drive belts and adjust as necessary.
  15. Install the air cleaner case assembly with the air intake connector.
  16. Refill the coolant system.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Connect a timing light and tachometer.
  18. Start the engine and set the ignition timing. Recheck the idle speed adjustment. Check for leaks and add coolant as necessary.

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How do i replace the baerings in the pulleys

if you are talking idler pulleys, in some instances they have a circlip that can be removed and a new bearing pressed in. Unless you have gear and knowledge, most bearing shops sell the idler pulley complete for less that what it will cost to replace the bearing
Take the old pulley along and have it matched up
the diameter of the pulley is not critical unless it is way out
just the groove size or width of the flat part.

Apr 09, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I need the timing marks for belt replacement on the 1.6L SOHC 1990 Geo Prizm

1.6 engine, timing belt. 4A not 4AF. F = twin cam.
V.I.N. code 6 not 5, the 5is twin cam 4AFE twin.
the car is a Corolla, and as such info is easy to find on toys,
so that the engine real name is.

so you dont want all the facts? marks and how to set tension correctly? really? at #12 and 18?
getting all this right, makes it GO 60k more miles, (a fact)

the words.
  1. Remove the timing belt covers using procedures described earlier in this section.
  2. If not done as part of the cover removal, rotate the crankshaft clockwise to the TDC/compression position for No. 1 cylinder.
  3. Loosen the timing belt idler pulley to relieve the tension on the belt, move the pulley away from the belt and temporarily tighten the bolt to hold it in the loose position.
  4. Make matchmarks on the belt and both pulleys showing the exact placement of the belt. Mark an arrow on the belt showing its direction of rotation.
  5. Carefully slip the timing belt off the pulleys.
  6. dont move cam, with belt off it warns.
  7. Remove the idler pulley bolt, pulley and return spring.
  8. Use an adjustable wrench mounted on the flats of the camshaft to hold the cam from moving. Loosen the center bolt in the camshaft timing pulley and remove the pulley.
  9. Check the timing belt carefully for any signs of cracking or deterioration. Pay particular attention to the area where each tooth or cog attaches to the backing of the belt. If the belt shows signs of damage, check the contact faces of the pulleys for possible burrs or scratches.
  10. Check the idler pulley by holding it in your hand and spinning it. It should rotate freely and quietly. Any sign of grinding or abnormal noise indicates replacement of the pulley.
  11. Check the free length of the tension spring. Correct length is 38.5mm measured at the inside faces of the hooks. A spring which has stretched during use will not apply the correct tension to the pulley; replace the spring.
  12. If you can test the tension of the spring, look for 8.4 lbs. of tension at 50mm of length. If in doubt, replace the spring.
  13. Reinstall the camshaft timing belt pulley, making sure the pulley fits properly on the shaft and that the timing marks align correctly. Tighten the center bolt to 43 ft. lbs.
  14. Before reinstalling the belt, double check that the crank and camshafts are exactly in their correct positions. The alignment mark on the end of the camshaft bearing cap should show through the small hole in the camshaft pulley and the small mark on the crankshaft timing belt pulley should align with the mark on the oil pump.
  15. Reinstall the timing belt idler pulley and the tension spring. Pry the pulley to the left as far as it will go and temporarily tighten the retaining bolt. This will hold the pulley in its loosest position.
  16. Install the timing belt, observing the matchmarks made earlier. Make sure the belt is fully and squarely seated on the upper and lower pulleys.
  17. Loosen the retaining bolt for the timing belt idler pulley and allow it to tension the belt.
  18. Temporarily install the crankshaft pulley bolt and turn the crank clockwise 2 full revolutions from TDC to TDC. Insure that each timing mark realigns exactly.
  19. Tighten the timing belt idler pulley retaining bolt to 27 ft. lbs.
  20. Measure the timing belt deflection (Tool 23600 B or similar), looking for 5-6mm of deflection at 4.4 pounds of pressure. If the deflection is not correct, readjust the idler pulley by repeating steps 15 through 18.
  21. Remove the bolt from the end of the crankshaft.
  22. Install the timing belt guide onto the crankshaft and install the lower timing belt cover.
  23. Continue reassembly of the timing belt covers as outlined previously in this section.


Mar 26, 2015 | 1990 Geo Prizm

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How to replace a idler pulley on a 1997 international 4700 series

Hi Melissa:
Nice truck!
I'm assuming that the bearings in the idler pulley are shot which is why you're replacin the pulley. Pulley's are typically attached by a bolt through their centre. Replacing the idler consists of getting the bolt out and exchanging new for old. Here's the route I would recommend:
SAFETY FIRST - Disconnect negative battery terminal.
- Make a diagram of belt routing.
- Slacken idler and remove belt
- Remove Idler retaing bolt (Watch for washers or spacers)
- Install new Idler with washers or spacers in same position.
- Tighten retaining bolt.
- Use diagram to re-install belt;
- Re-connect negative battery terminal.
- Check for stray tools or loose objects.
Test run.

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Serpentine belt on '97 3.8 Mustang pops off idler pulley even though everything appears to be properly aligned after A/C compressor replacement.

If the idler and nearby pulleys are all in-line, not excessively worn and the axis is exactly at a right-angle to the belt run the belt should not pop off, therefore either the idler or other pulleys are worn tapered or sagging or it is possible the belt has become stretched on one edge.

You could try turning the belt around so it is traveling in the opposite direction and see if it makes any difference. Some idler pulleys will also turn round if required.

I hope this provides food for thought.

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Idler Pulley replacement

there is normally a spacer on the bolt that positions the pulley the correct distance to miss the mounting bracket. IT sits between the bracket and the inner race of the bearing and locks that race so that the bearing can operate correctly.

Dec 21, 2013 | 1999 Nissan Sentra

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Ac clutch squeals when i hit the gas no matter if ac is on or off but not at idle 98 jeep gc 5.9 need steps to replace clutch assembly

Are you certain that it's the clutch assembly?
Check the idler pulley. Poor tension in the idler pulley spring will cause the belt to squeal AT THE ALTERNATOR, and it may sound like it's coming from the AC.
The AC pulley typically "freewheels" when the AC is not on and the engine is running.
Have someone turn the AC on and off while the engine is running and watch the operation of the AC clutch. If it's working properly, the clutch should "click" and the back part of the pulley should start turning or try to turn.
If the squealing noise continues when the clutch is freewheeling, it's probably the idler pulley. If the AC Pulley won't start freewheeling, it's probably the clutch.
To remove the clutch system,
  • disengage the idler pulley and remove the serpentine belt from one of the pulleys.
  • rent, purchase or borrow a puller from a local auto parts retailer (Auto Zone and O'Reilly auto parts are both helpful)
  • some of the clutch systems have retaining bolts, some are just pressed in, figure out what you have before removing the clutch assembly using the puller.
  • The puller is also designed to help put the NEW clutch assembly back on the shaft.
The idler pulley assembly is a lot easier to replace.

Feb 19, 2011 | Jeep Grand Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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I need to know how to change a timing belt on a 2002 Kia Sendona

  1. Record the radio anti theft code data.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine cover Accessory drive belts Idler pulley Crankshaft pulley Power steering pump pulley Belt tensioner pulley Upper and lower timing belt covers
  3. Support the engine with a floor jack and remove the engine mount.
  4. Rotate the engine to align the camshaft sprocket timing marks with the cylinder head cover timing marks.


    Fig. Timing belt routing and timing marks-3.5L Engine

  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Auto tensioner Timing belt


    Fig. Timing belt and related components-3.5L Engine

To install:
  1. Ensure that the engine is set to Top Dead Center (TDC).
  2. Prepare the auto tensioner for installation by compressing it in a vise and installing a retaining pin.
  3. Install the timing belt in the following order:
    1. Crankshaft sprocket
    2. Idler pulley
    3. Left bank exhaust camshaft sprocket
    4. Left bank intake camshaft sprocket
    5. Water pump pulley
    6. Right bank intake camshaft sprocket
    7. Right bank exhaust camshaft sprocket
    8. Tensioner pulley

  4. Install the auto tensioner. Do not remove the retaining pin at this time.
  5. Check that the crankshaft and camshaft timing marks are aligned correctly.
  6. Rotate the crankshaft 1 / 4 turn Counterclockwise .
  7. Rotate the crankshaft 1 / 4 turn Clockwise to return the engine to TDC.
  8. Loosen the tensioner pulley center bolt.
  9. Apply 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) torque to the tensioner pulley as shown and tighten the center bolt to 32-41 ft. lbs. (43-55 Nm).


    Fig. Adjusting the tensioner pulley-3.5L Engine

  10. Remove the auto tensioner retaining pin.
  11. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions Clockwise , then wait 5 minutes for the auto tensioner to adjust.
  12. Measure the auto tensioner rod as shown. If the measurement is not 3.8-4.5 mm, then repeat the belt tensioning procedure.


    Fig. Measuring the auto tensioner rod-3.5L Engine

  13. When the auto tensioner measurement is correct, install or connect the following:

    Engine mount Upper and lower timing belt covers Belt tensioner pulley Power steering pump pulley Crankshaft pulley Idler pulley Accessory drive belts Engine cover Negative battery cable
  14. Reprogram the radio anti theft codes.

Feb 06, 2011 | 2002 Kia Sedona

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I have a 1999 Ford SHO that needs a new waterpump. I need to know how to replace it and where I can get a schematic of it. Do I need a special tool kit to do it? I'd also like to know where I can get the...

They can get all the parts. They also provide haynes repair manuals, any special tools (probably not required for this vehicle) and any special disassembly instructions.

I hope this helps.

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Problem with replacing serpentine belt on ml430

Routing can be a problem, wrong belt can be also as stated before. I had to take replace the idler pulley which i recommend doing when replacing the belt. I routed the belt then placed it into the idler pulley then slid the idler pulley onto the boss that that the idler pulley tightens onto. I thought it was the routing even took the belt back, but when i did the above I was done in 5 minutes after spending an hour an a half.

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