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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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 !
Posted on May 30, 2009
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.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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