Idler pulley replacement on 2.3 - No bolt !?? - NEED HELP
Hi, I'm driving a borrowed '84 with a 2.3 liter. The idler pulley for the fan belt is starting to scream because the bearing is going. So no problem, just unbolt it...but there's no bolt. It's permanently fixed to a large bracket which also supports the power steering pump. There is no bolt on the rear side either. It's a mystery. The local mechanic has never seen this.
I must change this asap, before I'm stranded by a self-destructing pulley or belt. Do I need to buy the whole bracket, demount the PS pump, etc. just to change this pulley? Is there a simpler workaround? I'm waiting on the dealer for a price on the bracket - Please help me out, I can't be the first to be stumped by this normally routine replacement part. Can this one be lubed in place to prolong its life? Will oil seep into it or is it sealed?
Your experience needed quickly,
Last edited by gordonb1; 01-13-2006 at 05:30 AM.