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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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idler pulley

Is there any special tricks to changing the idler pulley on a 4.6? It looks pretty easy. The bearings are squealing in mine, and WD-40'ing it every week or so is getting old.

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Nope, noting tricky at all. Just use a 1/2 drive breaker bar on the tensioner to get some slack, slip the belt off, remove the idler. It's only like a $12 part. Put a little anti-sieze on the threads, bolt the new one on, put the belt back on.

No joke, it's a 5 minute job.

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Yup.....Piece of cake.


You know since WD-40 is a solvent you'd actually remove any lubrication in the bearing making it worse.....should have used oil.

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if that doesn't fixed your problem then check the pulley at the tensioner too. those may squell too and no need to buy the whole tensioner arm(unless the arm is broken). the tensioner use the same pulley as the idler pulley.

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