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NOISE FROM IDLER PULLEY - I THINK

1993 Mercury Tracer

Noises problem
1993 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 114000 miles

I am hearing a noise that I think is coming from the idler pulley assembly. Like a ticking. Do I need to replace the idler pulley and if so, is it only held on by that one bolt?
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Baas1219
November 28, 2009.




If you remove the belt, spin all pulleys by hand, any that have a roughness or are hard to spin, replace, the three usual suspects are idler, tensioner, and A/C, Idler and tensioner are held by one bolt, then pull off, install is the reverse of removal! The other is the alternator, if it has a roughness, replace the whole thing, that's due to bad bearings inside it!

Merlin2021
Nov 29, 2009.


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