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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jrl360 View Post
    I know this is an old post, but my idler pulley seized and now my 2002 wrx overheats. Does anyone ahve any idea how this would make the car overheat?
    Not me, no. I'd suspect unrelated problems.
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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 04:05 AM.
    David - '05 WRX

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    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?

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