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Re: auxiliary belt idler

Just to add to my post yesterday. I swapped engines a few months back and as part of that fitted new idler and tensioner as well as checking the other pulleys- air con compressor, fuel pump, alternator, crankshaft and power steering. All seemed fine at the time. Over the last few weeks the engine got very clattery and once all the covers were off you could see the tensioner moving a good 50mm back and forth. I took off the belt and checked each pulley in turn- some had bits of old belt ribs wedged in them so I cleaned them all. I put the old belt back on- no improvement. The air con compressor was a bit stiff so I tried running with the electronic clutch disconnected- still no better. Next was replacing the tensioner with a new one I had, with two different crank pulleys- still no better. So I bought and fitted a new crank pulley and so far everything is smooth and quiet. If the photos upload they show both old pulleys-the first one I took off had cracked around the edge, the second looked fine but must have failed internally somehow.Click image for larger version

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Thanks jackwhoo and forestryman for helpful posts. Forestryman you have done many of the things I have but I didn't buy a new crankpulley and didn't know that the alternator had a one-way pulley so when I next work on it I will remove the auxiliary belt (I had put a new one on when I replaced the timing and auxiliary belts) and check the movement.
I nearly bought a alternator pulley on ebay but the description said it wasn't suitable for a 2004 1.9jtd115 . I emailed the seller with the car reg and he said it is fine. I haven't checked the engine number yet and wont buy just yet.
That one had internal diam 17 exterior diam 60.5 and width 37.5 and 5 grooves
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I hope you do manage to sort the problem out. I am on my third Multi now but have not had to replace an alternator so far, just loads of other bits and pieces. I have read on here that they can be a pig to wriggle out due to the lack of space and the need to get the car well up in the air. I doubt there is enough space to change the pulley without taking the alternator off but hopefully someone else will chip in. What I can say is I am amazed at the difference my new crank pulley has made, the car is loads quieter, smoother and much nicer to drive. Good luck!
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Re: auxiliary belt idler

@Forestryman - to help others out who have the same problem - what make is your new crank pulley?
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This was what GSF supplied. I usually try Europarts first as you know what brand you will get, rather than take pot luck at GSF, Click image for larger version

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ID:	179730but the quality seems good for the discounted price (52% off over Easter) but only time will tell how durable it is.
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Thanks I was wondering what brand Gsf standard quality pulley was.
I have used a few parts from Hans Pries / top ran they have all been fine.
Gsf running another 53% off code this weekend.
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