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Has anyone replaced the pulleys seperately on the tensioner in lieu of replacing the whole unit?
I have replaced the single fixed pulley and have seen the assembly sold for about $65 but would rather replace just the pulleys and not the whole assembly.
I recall that you can change the bearings in them - but can't remember the art number of the bearings - it may be printed on there.
I just pulled my pully's off from the ranch truck not too long ago - they were pretty dry, so I just lubed them. You can pick the plastic grease keeper off and access the bearings. I just used bearing lube on the end of a zip tie to get it in there.
99.5 F-250 CC LB 4x4 7.3 Red
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Auto Zone wants 27.00 for the pulley so I ordered one and it will be here Saturday.
I don't have a press but will look into replacing the bearing after I get the pulley off just to do it and keep it as a spare.
Interesting thing is they showed two pulley's for the Idler Pulley. A smooth and a grooved! My truck has the smooth so I grabbed the grooved one they had in stock and it was 1/2 bigger then the grooved one on the tensioner.
Probably would have worked but I ordered the other one which I hope has a diameter of 3 1/4".
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