I NEED TO REPLACE THE IDLER PULLEY ON MY NEON ...

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  • 2004 Dodge Neon
  • 40,000 miles

I need to replace the idler pulley on my neon and I was wondering would it be possible for me to lift my engine with a floor jack so I could get to the tensioner pulley?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 1:51 AM

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  • ImpalaSS
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No need to. I have provided the directions. Also, you don't want to take the chance of damaging something. If you put it under the oil pan you could damage the oil pick up tube etc. Not easy but can be done.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 2:14 AM
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So I can get to the tensioner pulley just doing that eventhough its right by the wall? Also is the mounting bolt a torx bolt or just a regular bolt?

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 2:31 AM
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Extreamly tight. You might also look through the fender well just in case it gives you more room but again, it isn't easy but can be done. Hard to say since we don't show hardware. The ones I have worked on are regular metric bolts. you can also use the tool program from Autozone and use the belt removal tool. Grab a mirror and look around first to see where things are. Good luck!

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Tools-Garage-and-Equipment/Serpentine-Belt-Tool/_/N-25ey?filterByKeyWord=belt+removal+tool&;fromString=search

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 2:42 AM
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Appreciate it!

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 2:45 AM
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No problem. Just go slow - not always easy.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 2:54 AM

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