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How do i take the idler pulley off of a 07 acura tl 3.2? the bolt is to long and hits the side of the car

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I agree with Vernon's answer. A lot of times you must remove the tire/wheel and there will be a plastic cover or rubber plug you can remove in the inner fender well for access to the bolt. You may still need to loosen or remove motor mounts and raise or lower the vehicle to line up with the access hole.

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Not an unusual problem but usually overlooked in repair manuals. Sometimes removing one or two engine mountings and raising or lowering the engine will allow long bolts to pass above or below the chassis. Sometimes I have needed to remove all the mounts and move the power unit across the engine compartment to provide extra clearance.

A few manufacturers provide a useful hole in the chassis for such access. There is sometimes a case for an owner or repairer to make such modifications.

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SOURCE: 2004 Acura TL front end problem

You may not need the entire strut, just the part that serves as a shock absorber. The term strut refers to a complete assemby with coil spring and a central shock absorber. When their seals fail completely, whether gas or fluid filled,they are just a piston in a cylinder with nothing to damp their travel so they can slam at both ends.
American made 'shocks' were once only really effective for ~20k miles but both foreign and domestic have improved a great deal but one of yours may have left the factory less than perfect.
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SOURCE: Can't get A/C belt around pulleys on my 01 Chevy Tracker 2.5 V6

Removal & Installation

1.6L Engine
A/C Compressor Belt

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the A/C compressor mounting bolts.
  3. Pivot the A/C compressor towards the engine in order to relieve the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the A/C compressor drive belt on the A/C compressor, the power steering (if equipped), and the crankshaft pulleys.
  2. Adjust the A/C compressor drive belt to obtain 6-9 mm (0.24-0.35 in) deflection.
  3. Tighten the A/C compressor mounting bolts to 13-20 f t. lbs. (18-28 Nm).
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Alternator Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the power steering pump and the A/C compressor drive belt.
  3. Loosen the generator mounting bolts.
  4. Pivot the generator towards the engine and remove the accessory drive belt.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the generator drive belt on the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the alternator drive belt to obtain 6-8 mm (0.24-0.32 in) deflection for a used belt or 5-6 mm (0.20-0.24 in) deflection for a new belt.
  3. Tighten the generator mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  4. Install the power steering and the A/C compressor drive belt.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolts.
  3. Pivot the power steering pump towards the engine in order to relieve the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the power steering pump drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the power steering pump drive belt on the power steering pump and the crankshaft pulleys.
  2. Adjust the power steering pump drive belt to obtain 6-9 mm (0.24-0.35 in) deflection.
  3. Tighten the power steering pump mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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SOURCE: 1999 Buick Park Avenue water pump removal

The bolt holding you up is on the bottom by the compressor, right? You Will have to have an inverted torx socket to remove the studs. Also there is a spacer behind the mount bracket, remember where it goes. You will have to pull the pully bolts and get it out of the way too. Some of those cars have plastic elbows going from the intake to the water pump, be carefull with it. Your motor may not have this but be ready to replace it if it does because it will most likley break. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: change idler pulley

It's a T-40 size, but I removed the bolt by first removing the bracket holding the pulley--I assume you're talking about the alternator idler pulley, the one right below the alternator. The bracket is held in place by three 14 mm bolts which I was able to reach from the top of the engine (after removing the black plastic air tube). I then put the bracket in a vise and "buzzed" off the 14 mm nut using an electric impact wrench ($30 +/- from Heartland of America). Be careful when putting the nut back on--the impact wrench will likely be too much torque!

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2) Break crankshaft pulley/harmonic balancer bolt and remove pulley (inspect closely for any defects or loosness between outer pulley and inner section). This can be difficult. I use a Honda restraint tool and 1/2" breaker bar jammed against drivers side frame to hold the engine, and 19-mm deep impact socket, 1/2"-breaker bar, and 3-ft cheater pipe over breaker bar to gain leverage. This works good. Air impact is an option only if you remove the radiator for horizontal access room. Not worth all the trouble.
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Check this on 2000 Acura TL 3.2L MFI SOHC 6cyl...


Fig. 1: Typical starter mounting (zoom image link HERE )


Fig. 2: Exploded view of the alternator mounting - 3.5L shown, 3.2L similar (zoom image link HERE )


Fig. 3: To remove the belt from the pulley, remove the lower mounting bolt, adjusting lock bolt and adjusting rod (zoom image link HERE )

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A belt is usually $15, and a pulley around $50.
If this has separate belts (not a serpentine) usually the belt goes around the alternator and off the main flywheel and there isn't and idler pulley - but I dont' know about TL's.
Basically you loop the belts over the pulleys. Something has to move to allow you to adjust the tension. Usually there is bolt on the alternator that is in a slot, so you move the alternator towards the flywheel to put the belt on, and away to tighten it up (you want a little deflection, but if it is too loose it will squeal - which is better than over-tightening).

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There is a belt idler on the front of the engine. When it goes bad, it makes an odd low deep howling sound.

You can buy a new one from Acura for $50 or go to Carquest and buy a 203 bearing. Commonly used in car alternators. Drive it out with a hammer and a small socket. Drive in the new one with a hammer and a larger socket. About $12.

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I have a 3.2 and my wife has a 2.5.

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