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Serpetine belt and pulley replacement, idler pulley looks bent, does it maybe shift to allow belt to go on easier?

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The pulley moves in and out to put the proper tension on the belt. If it looks bent, it is bent. GM idler pulleys routinely need replacing before the belt does.

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