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Serpentine pulley I have a whine from one of the pulleys any suggestions on how or where to buy new ones?

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  • Chris Aug 11, 2013

    Sorry I should of added make and such it's a 2008 lancer gts



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Have you tried tightening the belt adjustment on that belt system. Usually there is a belt tensioner inline with the belt and a little more tension could stop the squeak or whine.

Posted on Sep 03, 2013


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SOURCE: 2003 lancer replace serpentine belt

this pulley is still being hold by another bolt. it is a long one that is horizontal and can be access by a deep long socket wrench from the radiator side.

i hope you can find it.
tnx 4 using fixya,


Posted on Sep 17, 2008


SOURCE: need to replace pulley for serpentine belt on a 2000 Eclipse

left need to use a air tool most likely

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SOURCE: missing pulley

It will only work one way, so you might have to do some experimenting.

The side of the belt with 'traction' will always touch pulleys with groves or traction of their own. The smooth pulleys are for tension and will press against the smooth side of the belt.

This is from a different car, but might give you some idea:

I suggest purchasing a manual for your vehicle, or going to the auto parts store and thumbing through one.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009



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SOURCE: how can i tighten the tensioner pulley for my 1996 eclipse

the tensioner pulley is spring loaded to maintain proper tension constantly.if your belt is loose cracked or frayed,replace it.if tensioner isn't working,replace tensioner assembly.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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