While I have never seen a picture of just the idler pulley, the Chilton book for this model shows it in the picture for changing the serpentine belt. If you are trying to figure out which one it is without the book, it is directly below the upper motor mount on the passenger side. The pulley just below and behind it is the tensioner pulley. The routing diagram for the serpentine belt is under the hood near the hood latch. If you cannot find a Chilton manual, go to your library and ask to look at the Mechanics manual for your car. These are usually in the reference section of the library and not available for check out. The do allow you to copy pages for 5-10 cents a page, so look at what you need and copy what you want to take with you. Good Luck.
Hey Julie==It needs to be checked out as to what happened. There is supposed to be spring tension on the idler pulley. GoodluckJoe
An "idler" is typically used for tensioning of a belt, as in the timing belt, or a chain.
If you are referring to the Serpentine belt, you loosen no pulley. You simply remove tension from the belt. The tension is applied by the Idler Pulley. Pry the idler back and remove the belt.If you are referring to the Serpentine belt, you loosen no pulley. You simply remove tension from the belt. The tension is applied by the Idler Pulley. Pry the idler back and remove the belt.
Belt is worn out, or the idler pulley is defective. Replace the belt and inspect the idler puley.
It has a timing chain
Rotate the drivebelt tensioner to release the tension on the belt and remove.
Most technicians refer to the idler pully for the timing belt as just idler.
The accessory belt assembly has a picture under the hood somewhere. If not, take a digital picture or two and print them out. The is an idler pulley, that is spring loaded. Generally, I've taken a small piece of rag or cardboard and put it into the jaw of the visegrips (so I don't gouge metal) and if you position it right, you can lock the grips onto the idler pulley. Pull in the opposite way of the tension on the belt. You should not have to pull too hard...slide the belt off the pulley. Then pull out the belt from around the rest of the pulleys. Release your hold on the idler. String back up the new belt, grab the vise grips, pull down on the idler, and you're home free.
== == it is a free pulley that works as a tensioner on any belt bolted to hold or spring loaded An idler pulley usually tensions a belt.. eg supercharger belt is kept taut by its respective idler pulley
It's a pulley that guides the belt
Check your belt. That's most likely where its coming from
Idler pulleys are used to maximize belt contact with other pulleys and to redirect belt around other parts that might interfere with the belt.
I found a easy diagram... that's what I was looking for... and no i do not have a spring loaded tnsioner in my 1996 Cherokee sport 4.0 l engine. I have the bolt type tensioner. You do not have to monkey with the bolts on the power steering pump. Loosen the idler bolt, and loosen the tensioner bolt. install belt, tension belt, tighten idler bolt.away you go. (I had a picture here but it did not show up.) link: http://jeep.justanswer.com/view_image.aspx?href=https%3a%2f%2fw05.dealerconnect.Chrysler.com%2fservice%2fmds2002%2fserviceInfo%2fen_US%2f8056d9fd.gif)
I use a metric wrench on the center bolt of the idler to remove the tension off of the belt then just remove it. The new belt will be tighter and thereby harder to put on. There is a lot of tension on the idler so be careful. There should be a picture showing the routing of the new belt on the radiator support. This isn't that hard to do as my wife has helped me do it.
I believe there is an idler pulley which keeps the belt tight on the 4.0. If you are experiencing slop or looseness, I suggest you look at replacing the belt or maybe the idler is stuck or broken. I had to replace an idler in a Wrangler once.
Either the belt is worn and need replacing, or the idler wheel is defective, or both. It also might be a bearing in the alternator, power steering pump or water pump.
An idler gear supports a belt, routes a belt around obstructions, increases the amount of area a belt contacts a pulley, or adds tension to a belt or chain drive system. In the case of a gear chain, the idler would reverse the motion of the gear it drives.
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Buy the repair manual (Haynes, Chilton, Ford Factory). Loosen the idler. Slip off the old one. Slip on a new one. Tighten the idler.
An idler pulley is a pulley that does not drive and is not connected to any device that is driven. It serves to either tension a belt or to route a belt to clear an obstacle.
We recently replaced the serpentine belt on our 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. We were able to place a wrench (I believe it was 9/16") on the tensioner pulley and apply pressure so the pulley released tension on the belt. This however did no allow enough slack to install the new belt so we removed the idler pulley at the top center of the engine. With the idler pulley removed we were able to route the belt and with the tension released on the tensioner pulley, routed the belt under the idler pulley and reinstalled the idler pulley, then released the tensioner pulley and the belt was installed. Be sure to note the exact route of the old belt before removal so the new belt follows the same path. Hope this helps.
An Idler Gear is usually used to maintain a stable tension on a belt or chain, OR it is used to redirect the position of the belt or chain. An idler gear transmits no power to or from the belt or chain.
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The serpentine belt has an idler pulley along it's path that has to be detensioned in order to easily put on a new belt. The idler should be near the top of the front of the engine. In order to loosen the tension you will have to get either a large socket (preferable) or a good sized adjustable wrench to put on the bolt in the center of the pulley. I believe that you turn this in a counterclockwise direction and it will ease up on the tension. You should have a sticker on top of the radiator that shows the routing of the belt. Put the belt around all pulleys per the sticker and then with one hand loosen the tension on the idler and slip the belt over the idler pulley. There is no tension adjustment other than what is provided by the idler pulley spring which is built in. After you do this once you'll find it to be one of the easiest repair jobs you can do and the belt is available at any auto parts store.