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@  RegalTraveler : (24 July 2014 - 01:54 AM) What's wrong with your Torque?
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@  Rainman21 : (19 July 2014 - 12:38 AM) What color is your car?
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@  Rainman21 : (18 July 2014 - 04:51 AM) What kind of fbody do you have firebird?
@  Rainman21 : (18 July 2014 - 04:50 AM) That why I want to go with red so they will stand out. lol
@  Rainman21 : (18 July 2014 - 04:48 AM) I had my front calipers gold before and never got around to doing the back. I had pontiac on it at the time and they almost completely hid the caliper at most angles.
@  tippietoejoe : (18 July 2014 - 04:36 AM) you cant really see mine the rotor and the caliper are very large and there is little viewing area to see them
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@  Rainman21 : (18 July 2014 - 03:45 AM) Anyone on here with the stock chrome rims paint their calipers red? If so how do they look? I think I will paint mine red when I take them off to rebuild them but I would like to see a pic first if possible.
@  RegalTraveler : (18 July 2014 - 02:06 AM) Wait until the switch becomes weather sensitive... Works in the winter, not in the summer when you need it.
@  EnderDRM : (18 July 2014 - 12:38 AM) I have the same problem with the window switch. 50 bucks at rock auto.
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#1 Chi_Town

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:06 AM

Going through the pulleys I have been trying to figure out where this annoying squeeking has been comming from. Well it came down to changing the tensioner pulley out and it didn't fix the issue so i now just replaced the alternator but it still didn't fix the issue =(. While I was installing the alternator I noticed that while putting pressure onto the idler pulley to remove the belt, I kept hearing the squeek again, so im going to go with the idea that the issue is the tensioner itself.

Does anyone know where i can get a good used one ? Maybe a member here may have one !!

And maybe a general walk through with installing the part, I honestly need to get this part replaced ASAP because im sick of hearing the squeek.


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:37 AM

MORAD AUTO PARTS! Morad auto parts, morad auto parts!!!!!! I can't say enough good about that place fast, and affordable! Just tell him what you are looking for, He'll get it!

Just remember most everything on the tensioner is left-hand-thread!

Here's the website, but you might search his ebay store first ( link on the site)....


http://www.moradpartscompany.com/

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:48 AM

MORAD AUTO PARTS! Morad auto parts, morad auto parts!!!!!! I can't say enough good about that place fast, and affordable! Just tell him what you are looking for, He'll get it!

Just remember most everything on the tensioner is left-hand-thread!

Here's the website, but you might search his ebay store first ( link on the site)....


http://www.moradpartscompany.com/



Ok but is there possibly a write up of it? Or can somone give me the steps from start to finish as to what I need to do to replace it? I can't amagin it being difficult but I dont want to screw anything up =)

Thanks again kevandkaye appreciate the insight I deff will look through his store and contact him if he doesn't have what im looking for .


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:40 PM

the idler is easy to replace, just remove it by removing the bolt on the face and put on the new one. First take the belt off by releasing the tension on the tensioner with a wrench. This will be a good time to put a new belt on, not absolutely necessary but its good piece of mind and cheap so might as well do it. there is a diagram of the belt routing on a sticker that is in the engine compartment. this will be handy when it comes time to put the belt back on.

when it comes to pulleys, i do not recommend getting a used one. they are cheap enough that a used one doesnt make sense. esp since you dont know how many miles the used one has, it can go any day. do it right or do it twice! check rockauto, i bet you find a brand new one just as cheap as a used one.

I also recommend replacing it asap. a squealing idler means failure is eminent, and if its the acc belt if that goes you lose power steering, water pump, and alternator. not something you want happening when you're on the road.




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