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Have a 5524SB husqvarna snowblower. Idler pulley wobbles. How do I fix this?

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  • Christina Woodward Feb 09, 2014

    The whole arm is wobbling. Would this be the same solution?

  • Dennis Key
    Dennis Key Feb 09, 2014

    yes

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Your bushing or bearing is out. New idler or perious.

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