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How to replace flat idler pulley on GTH24VLS HUSQUVARNA . Brake bar is in the way.

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SOURCE: Power steering idler pulley frozen. How do I


So you have a frozen Idler Pulley. Usually, these are tensioner pulleys; where it moves up and down to tighten the belt (as i'm sure you know). There should be a bolt. Using a socket and rachet (long handled if possible; if not, use a ratchet with a bar, or an open end wrench for leverage. The bold should losen counter clockwise; standard (righy tighty, lefty loosy) ; It may take a bit of strength to break it loose, but it will come out. Once the bold is out, wiggle from side to side as you pull; may use a flat head screwdriver to help pry it off. Put the new one on, and tighten it up. NOTE: Depending on your belt direction of rotation, (and engine type) the pulley may want to move as you tighten it; Do this...tap the end of the racthet with a mallot or hammer once you have gotten it hand tight - it won't take much more after being hand tighten so don't beat up the ratchet trying to torque it on. As long as it's tight you can put the belt back on and be on your way. I sincerely hope this is useful information for you and helps you fix your car.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009


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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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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Replacing the belt of Your f2005 ford taurus is quite technical. but with the proper guide, i trust you will be able to navigate Yourself around the fix. Please carefully follow the steps below to be able to replace Your belt. But First things first: Is the belt routing decal present (underside of hood or on front subframe)? If not, take a picture or make a sketch of the belt routing before you begin.
  1. The tensioner roller is the small roller/pulley on the end of the spring-loaded arm on the front of the engine (right side of car). You will see a square hole in the arm just below the roller. Insert the end of a 1/2" breaker bar into the hole and turn to take tension off of the belt.
  2. Then remove the belt from the idler roller/pulley (the other small roller/pulley which is non-movable) and slowly let pressure off the tensioner arm - it will return past its original position (since you've removed the belt) to its stop.
  3. Check all rollers/pulleys for dirt/oil (remove any accumulation with spray brake cleaner and an absorbent rag), wear (you shouldn't hear or feel any ticking or grinding when rotating accessory pulleys) and misalignment (look down from above and up from below - they should all be in the same vertical plane). Correct any problems you see.
  4. Buy a quality replacement belt. Clean up the old one, put it in the sleeve the new one came in, and throw it in your trunk as a spare. Even an old belt is better than none if your new one breaks on the road at some future date.
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. It's easiest to loop the belt around the lower pullies/rollers first and pull the excess up through the top; if needed, have an assistant check/hold things in place underneath while you're handling the top side.
  6. When you've got the belt positioned, use your 1/2" breaker bar to pull tension on the tensioner arm - you'll end up pulling it almost/all the way to the other stop with a new belt.
  7. Loop the belt over the idler roller/pulley and make sure it's seated properly on all the others.
  8. Then slowly let pressure off the tensioner arm so its roller/pulley rides on the flat belt surface.
  9. Check to make sure the belt is sitting flat and in the grooves on every roller/pulley. Release tension on the tensioner slightly to correct any problems.
  10. Then start the engine and check to make sure it's continuing to ride properly.

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You don't need that. All you have to do is use the 'under over' method.
You see, the pulleys are designed to ride on the 2 different sides of the serpentine belt.

Simply put the flat ungrooved side against the flat pulleys, and put the grooved side on the grooved side of the next pulley, until you've done all but one, the idler or tensioner pulley.

Use a breaker bar to move the tensioner pulley in a way that the serpentine belt can be slipped on.

And that's it.

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Once the belt is removed, the center bolt from the idler pulley should unscrew normally with a socket. The replacement pulley bolts back in with the same bolt, then just put the belt back on. The bolt should be very snug, but do not overtighten ir it will shorten the life of the idler. As tight as you can get it with one hand using a typical 3/8" ratchet should be adequate. There should be a belt routing diagram on a sticker under the hood. Belt removal and reinstallation is achieved by using a 3/8" drive ratchet or breaker bar to engage the square hole on the spring loaded tensioner arm and flex it clockwise on most engines. On other GM engines, placing a socket on the center bolt of the tensioner pulley and turning clockwise will flex the tensioner to loosen the belt. When you have the belt off, check all pulleys for smooth rotation and listen for squeaking. If any of them bind or squeak, they should be repaired/replaced as well. Installing a new belt is also a good idea when replacing the idler.

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If you bought the correct idler pulley the part is spring loaded. This is how the belt remains tight.

Look on your old part and you should see a square hole. This is where a rachet or breaker bar should fit. You use this hole and fit the breaker bar into it for a handle. Sometimes you need a pipe over the rachet handle or breaker bar to get leverage. Then you pull or push the idler bracket to get space for the belt to slip on.

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on the side...a square hole...use a short socket....ot a pry bar to forse it down...ask autozone.

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