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Old 03-03-2013, 06:50 PM
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Idler pulley question

I have a squeaking idler pulley it seems....it seems to be wobbling a bit and all...is there any way to tighten it up possibly or just replaceable?
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I have seldom found one that tightening helped, you useually have to replace.
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You can try the soapy water on the belt to see if it stops. If it does that means the belt is bad.
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the actually pully wobbles abit tho, i dont think the belt is bad tho, it sqeaks only on cold startups, but the wobbling is there all the time
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Squeaky cold till warm is pulley. Bearings finally heat up and are ok.
Just get a new one, they're cheap.

ALSO, soapy water means belt? No. Sure, you're putting water only on the belt. But think, if you make it wet, you lower the friction between the belt and pulley ever so slightly. So if your pulley is dragging because of bad bearings, you're actually letting the belt slip over the pulley allowing the pulley to spin slower and not squeak anymore
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Re: Idler pulley question

Take it off, pop the bearing out, and replace the bearing. Don't bother buying the whole pulley.

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Take it off, pop the bearing out, and replace the bearing. Don't bother buying the whole pulley.

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Mine does it too.

Where can you get the bearings?
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Re: Idler pulley question

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Mine does it too.

Where can you get the bearings?
Most of the time you can read a number on the bearing, I've gotten them from advanced, napa, and other independent auto parts houses. Probably no more than $5-8.

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Most of the time you can read a number on the bearing, I've gotten them from advanced, napa, and other independent auto parts houses. Probably no more than $5-8.

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Ok, I'll look into it.

The squeak is driving me bonkers!
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LOL ^ yea me too as well haha, ill have to get the bearing
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