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Tensioner Pulley?

The small pulley sorta in the middle of the egine wobbles back and forth with my hand when i move it. Is it supposed to do that? I know it makes this awful squealing noise when i start up and squeaks while running.
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Mine, I need a 15mm and a breaker bar to move. I can't even budge it with my hand. From what I've heard, it's an inexpensive part at autozone/peboys/etc
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It's a common failure. If it's wobbling and noisy, it may be ready to go. I'd replace it.
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oh its noisy on startup and while driving think ill have to get another one
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oh its noisy on startup and while driving think ill have to get another one
I would replace it if it were my truck.
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35$ at autozone, 2 min to replace it. Id say just go for it.
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Too much $$. Should be less than $20 for a pulley. Shop around by phone.

$6.99 for a 6203 bearing that goes in either pulley. 2 appropriate size sockets and a couple taps with a hammer, viola....bearing out, then tap the new one in. Just note how deep the original was set and match the socket diameter to the outer race.

Fun times. I even disassemble, clean and grease those bearings occasionally. I'm currently evaluating a $16.99 bearing from NAPA (Napa part number 6203-2RSJ) on my idler pulley to see if it's worth the price for longevity. My tensioner has whatever bearing came in the new pulley as the "control".

BTW, John, I used to live in Spotsy. I'll be up there Sunday, visiting my sons.
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i paid 20.00 for one pully and 17.99 for another..one of em didnt fit..the 20 dollar one fit...i would replace that and get a gatorback belt..my engine is not as noisey...so replace it quick..becuase i ignored mine and it broke on me while i was driving on the freeway..since its connected to everything..i lost power stearing =/...scary stuff going 75mph lol...DO IT NOW!
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dman i didnt know there was 2 tensioner pulleys ill have to check that and yea prolly get it done this weekend
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took it to the dealership and they put in a starter motor said the old one wasnt pulling whatever retracting it back. but they didnt fix the noise where it sounds like a bird driving down the road. also right after the motor turns over now there is this spinning sound like the starter keeps going for like a half second after it starts. it never done that before either. so now i got to go back monday and take it back in and tell them that the starter motor they put in is bad and i still have the noise they didnt fix from the first time i took it there. damn i hate dealing with idiot stealerships. at least it is under warranty tho.
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