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1999 monte..serpentine belt came off track and when i start car one of the pulleys starts to rattle..it looks like the pulley is farther out then everything else..could it be one of the bearings in the pulley??

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Yes that pulley needs to be replaced since the bearings are shot. If the pulley looks good providing the bearing did not eat away the pulleys housing the bearing sets into you can purchase a replacement bearing at berrybearings.com
The old bearing has numbers on it so it can be matched up this way

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