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My idler pulley is making a squeaky light grinding niose.

I changed my alternator and put the belt back on underneath my idler pulley in my 1998 nissan maxima se, and now my idler pulley is making a squeaky light grinding noise, was wondering wats wrong, and how to fix.

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Belt dressing / new belt / but the grinding means the idler puller is going to grenade soon and you wont have any belt on it so go buy a new idler and change it right away or you risk the engine overheating by not turning the water pump .if it's grinding greasing the old one wont do much help .damage is already done in the bearing .and there sealed bearings . you just throw away the old 1.

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Any Auto Parts store or even a Wallmart may have a WD 40. I would first try to spray this behind or right where you see the Axel of this Idle pulley.
Unfortunately it may be getting old and dried out.
If you have any grease or even - sounds funny - Vaseline - try smearing this on where the Axel meet's the round pulley.
Blessings,
A/V Guy

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