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The idler pulley broke and shredded the belt. After replacing pulley, belt is not sitting on pulley straight. Is there some kind of part to bring pulley to where belt runs even on it?

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Did you replace the idler pulley or the belt tensioner? If it was the idler pulley, make sure you transferred the insert that centers the bolt. If it was the tensioner, there is a nub that must fit into a slot on the engine block to keep it flush

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