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I have a 94 ford thunderbird. The pulley next to alt. which states it is a idler. Does this wheel have to rotating. I start the car and watch the belt but this part does not seem to be turning should it. And of course I'm a women who does not know much about cars! Could someone help before i spend money I dont have.

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Yes it should turn it is not hard to change you can get it from a part store and have some one change it , it should be 15-20 bucks

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