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I am trying to remove the top idler pully on a 2001 windstar. I can get it loose but can't remove it for replacement. Any ideas without removing the to part of the motor?

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Hi, this is due to rust and taperd fitting. needs sprey penertrating oil and hitting gently with SOFT COPPER hammer. it may have a woodrofe key. these stop pulleys turning on the shaft. DO NOT LEVER OFF AS THIS CAN DAMAGE THE TIMING CASE. somtimes if it moves forward a little SPREY PENERTRATING OIL and hit it back ON. this cleans the rust out of the way. then SPREY MORE PENERTRATING OIL AGAIN and hit it with an hammer. it will take about 2 hours. when you take off the pulley clean the shaft with emery paper (like sand paper). gerry

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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Yes use a gear puller to remove it they make life so much easier and are like 15 bucks removes with equal pressure

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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