This is a discussion on AC belt idler / tensioner pulley failure within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by jrl360 I know this is an old post, but my idler pulley seized and now my 2002 ...
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I've had this issue before- it was caused by an accident. I fixed the problem by bending the tensioner bracket away from the timing belt cover with an arbor press.
edit: posting edits make my post look extraneous: someone before me had mentioned that their pulley and belts were rubbing on the timing belt cover- hence my response.
Last edited by Obeisance; 09-05-2013 at 05:05 AM.
David - '05 WRX, stock except uppipe and rear swaybar
ok. i have a 2002 subaru impreza wrx non STI, my ac idler pulley was gouging into my timing belt housing, is there any way to get a metal replacement or do you just kinda have to run with factory stuff?