My name is patrick, and I need some help… with my truck.
The bearings for my idler pulley rusted out and the pulley fell off, location unknown.
When I took the old hardware off (bolt, large spacer thing, small spacer thing, old rusted bearing) I of course took note as to how things were assembled. I then went to Advance Auto and asked for a 94 Ranger 4 cylinder pulley. I put the bolt through the large spacer, then the bearing, then the small spacer with the spacer “prongs” facing away from the pulley. Then I put the pulley in and the plastic of the pulley rubs on the large spacer and the pulley arm causing the pulley to stop spinning when tightened.
Am I installing the spacers wrong? Am I missing Parts? Or is the pulley I have the wrong part? Is there a piece broken from the pulley arm? Has anyone seen a digital version of a parts diagram I could possibly have a copy of? Here are some pictures, I realize now as I write this I may need to take a couple more showing how I assembled it.