Tensioner idler pulley bearings..... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Tensioner idler pulley bearings.....

Has anyone tried to replace the serpentine belt tensioner idler pulley bearings?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Unpremium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hootersville, TN
Posts: 667
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yes, they are replaceable. I just did three of them on my F250. Get 6203 2RS bearings. They are less than two bucks each.

Last edited by gaspipe; 01-17-2013 at 08:58 PM. Reason: P/N
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-17-2013, 09:54 PM
DERAIL MOD!!!



 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 21,487
Thanks: 19
Thanked 137 Times in 125 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
I took the pulley to napa matched it up, $8 later I was pressing out the old and in the new, I shot the bearings out already tho, so it kinda fell off, but sounds like I need more bearings again soon tho, got another squeak in it and one more pulley left that isn't new
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-18-2013, 11:49 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 1,797
Thanks: 0
Thanked 40 Times in 40 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sometimes the bearings are almost "molded in". I don't trust the pulley/bearing to stay together after pressing out the old and pressing in a new one (although it is much cheaper). For me, I just like to replace the pulley assembly (I carry spares too ... losing a pulley and belt while on the road with the fiver in tow stinks). Cheers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,108
Thanks: 3
Thanked 74 Times in 72 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
^^^^^ +1; typically the spring wears out before the bearing, or at least, by the time the bearing is going, the spring isn't far behind; why put a new bearing into a tensioner with a years-old spring?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-19-2013, 02:08 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 345
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've had bearings walk on me after I pressed new ones in. Alway found it best to just replace the pully. I just did three on my truck. I carry a spare too just in case.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Unpremium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hootersville, TN
Posts: 667
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It took 6 tons of pressure to press the new bearings in (yes, I have a gauge on the ram). If your pulley is so wallered out (industry term) that a new bearing walks out, it should be replaced.

The pulley is a simple formed steel item. The bearing simply presses into the center of said formed steel. There should be no lateral preload on the bearing, as the pulley is shoulder less, and should be uniform unless it is indeed worn out.

Y'all make it seem so complex when it's a simple issue.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-22-2013, 07:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 1,797
Thanks: 0
Thanked 40 Times in 40 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not all the pulleys are metal. Many of them are plastic hubbed (from the factory ... in fact ALL the pulleys on both trucks were plastic from the factory). Cheers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-23-2013, 04:31 PM
Unpremium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hootersville, TN
Posts: 667
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
OK...I get the feeling that the early diesels had steel pulleys, and the later trucks had poly pulleys. I'm looking at two '95's and a '96 right now, and all have steel pulleys.

Interesting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-24-2013, 06:12 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My truck is a '95 and it has the steel ones.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors