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Alternator idler pulley replacement.

Hi : I am replacing the alternator idler pulley with a brand new one from the dealer. The new pulley has a lip on it to prevent the belt from coming off.I am not sure why but when i install the new pulley it seems to bolt tight up against the bracket which will not allow the pulley to turn. It is like I need a spacer between the flange face of the nut and the bracket. any thoughts?

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Hi

Compare the new pulley to the old one. I think you'll find you have been supplied with the wrong pulley.

Very best regards

Geordie

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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