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PostPosted: January 15, 2016, 1:30 pm 
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I'm being stumped by a tensioner pulley. :cry:

Anyone know how to remove the pulley in the photo below or am I looking at a new unit?
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I'd like to put a grooved pulley on in its place. New pulley, about $12.00, new tensionor with grooved pulley, about $120.00. I'm assuming the above isn't removable, and is a sealed unit of some sort, but just thought I'd check before spending some cash.

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PostPosted: January 15, 2016, 10:20 pm 
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I assume there isn't a nut of some sort on the back? You could always drill off the head, replace the pulley, and drill/tap a hole for a bolt.

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You found a new, grooved pulley with the same diameter hub? If yes, remove tensioner from engine, cut, grind or burn off old plastic pulley. Heat up new pulley in hot water, cool down tensioner hub with canned air held upside down and press the two together. If it's epoxy bonded to the hub (slip fit and glued) just use two part epoxy. Has to be a tight fit though.

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PostPosted: January 16, 2016, 6:49 am 
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Ditto what Moore said. Once you take it off, you will see it is just a standard sealed bearing with an inner race which is what clamps the assembly to the bracket.

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