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    Wobbling Pulley

    Im looking at buying a wrx in a few days... however it has some problems. right not my main concern is squeling belts. the belts definately need replaced, which im ok with, however one of the belt pulley is wobbling as little bit, but nothing crazy. its something i definately want to fix but, could it be as simple as buying a new one could fix it?

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    I'd get a mechanic to check it out. The answer probably depends on which pulley.

    I had a '91 Legacy once with a wobbly crankshaft pulley; ended up being a partly broken keyway. To fix it right would have meant a new crankshaft! The mechanic rigged something up with a bigger key and some JB weld.

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    Which pulley is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt314 View Post
    I'd get a mechanic to check it out. The answer probably depends on which pulley.

    I had a '91 Legacy once with a wobbly crankshaft pulley; ended up being a partly broken keyway. To fix it right would have meant a new crankshaft! The mechanic rigged something up with a bigger key and some JB weld.
    Hmm that seems odd, I know for a fact on the second gen. Legacies the crankshaft woodruff key is easily replaceable, I have replaced them myself..lol..perhaps on the first gen Legacies it wasnt this easy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostpyro91 View Post
    Im looking at buying a wrx in a few days... however it has some problems. right not my main concern is squeling belts. the belts definately need replaced, which im ok with, however one of the belt pulley is wobbling as little bit, but nothing crazy. its something i definately want to fix but, could it be as simple as buying a new one could fix it?
    Which pulley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    Hmm that seems odd, I know for a fact on the second gen. Legacies the crankshaft woodruff key is easily replaceable, I have replaced them myself..lol..perhaps on the first gen Legacies it wasnt this easy...
    The key was replaceable; the problem was the slot in the crankshaft where you place the key, that's what was damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt314 View Post
    The key was replaceable; the problem was the slot in the crankshaft where you place the key, that's what was damaged.
    Ah, Gotcha...

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