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Old 07-03-2009
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Idle pulley- $75
They squeal , the howl , they fail.
They cost around $10 .About 10 min to replace with hand tools.
Buy yourself a Haynes manual and save yourself some $$$ in the future.
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Ouch
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well I live and learn I guess. I am not going to argue with anyone however with all the water that we go through down here at corbett it will rust and foul up bearings and any other moving parts. I talked to a few guys over drinks last night before reading these replies and they have also had to replace fan clutches, starters, pulleys, etc..
Where can I get idler pulleys for $10? Everywhere on line is $30-$40 for OEM.
Bottom line though is I have to start doing more work on my own on the truck.
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yeh, you save your self alot of money doing it your self. Take it from me, I run a shop/Mechanic up here in NH a typical repair bill for lets say charing system go through, which would include test out the system and repair lets say the the alt and battery, that bill would be easily 500-600 dollars and only maybe 350-450 in parts the rest labor.
So you save by doin it your self
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Guess its a good thing I can rebuild my own alternator and starter, plus clean up my own pulleys and replace the bearings.
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Yeah, I agree it is a good thing to be able to do those things. Unfortunately for me, I was never taught and at 37 years old with a wife and 2 young kids, a demanding but well paying job, I'd rather pay someone to do it right now and spend my spare time with my wife and kids playing around.
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I got ya, but that is my job. I rebuild em for a living.
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Did you get that starter from a dealer? I priced starters last month because of a battery connection problem and NAPA had one for 150 bucks. You must have been talking about the price of a new one.

On another note, money aside, fixing some of these minor little problems yourself can be very satisfying and belive it or not the simpler the project the more you seem to learn. I'm not a mechanic, just a simple plumber and I hate engine grease and the other muck I get alover climbing under my vehicle to check it out, but I learn something every time I reach my hands into that maze of wires and tubes that make up my truck.

Two years ago I replaced the clutch in my old ex S-10. This is the biggest job I have ever tried and belive me those 37 or so bolts it took me to get the old clutch out came with a price. It took me three days to get it right and the only help I had was some advice during the job from a friend. When I was done all my friends quickly got tired of hearing me talk about it- and that old truck with it's 312 thousand original miles ran like a jet! BOOYA!

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Don't get me wrong, there are some things I can do but sometimes to take the time to trouble shoot, learn how to do something right and then not knowing if it is right without someone more knowledgeable around, is not worth the hassle or trouble or blood pressure rising.
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