One of the pulleys on my 1986 Lincoln Towncar has stopped turning, how can I fix this?

Tiny
ESIMMS
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  • 1986 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 186,000 MILES
One of the pulleys has stopped turning, which of course causes the belt to squeal and smeel like burning rubber. I'm not sure which component makes this pulley turn, but is on the same side as the ac blower.
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Sunday, November 6th, 2011 AT 9:16 PM

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Tiny
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So is it above the a/c compressor?
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Sunday, November 6th, 2011 AT 11:10 PM
Tiny
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No it is below the a/c compressor.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 4:43 PM
Tiny
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I posted a diagram which one is it?
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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It's the one by the words check belt tension d.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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The one above the crank shaft pulley?If so thats the water pump.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 3:54 AM
Tiny
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Esimms,

I have an 89 Town Car Signature.
I think what your describing is the
Smog/air injection pump that has seized.
You can take the AC belt off and see if that
is indeed the culprit.

You can get a smaller belt to bypass the air
injection pump and still be able to use the
AC compressor.

Some owners like to remove the
smog pump and cap off all the air injection
pipes. That might not fly with DEQ/emissions
checks.

How many miles on your TC? Mine has
only 132k. The pump doesn't make too much
Noise.

If you can take the pump off and
Un-seize it, you could tear it down and give
everything a good oiling and attempt to
rejuvenate it, or gamble with a junkyard pull.
I'll take my smog pump and see what can be
done to further extend its life.
I hope this helps.

On a side note, I had an 81 Toyota Corolla
with a noisy smog pump approaching 200k miles,
Took the pump off and dismantled it, see how
It worked, and lubricated everything w/ 30w
Motor oil. That cured the noise and the
possibility of a seized pump down the
road. Keep me posted mrdettling at gmail dot com.

Check out lincolnsonline. Com, very good site!
Mike
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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:52 AM
Tiny
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Esimms, did you get this fixed? Can we close this thread?
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Friday, January 27th, 2012 AT 6:41 AM

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