how can i remove the smooth ideler / tenisionr pulley

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Asked by Apr 06, 2012 at 08:00 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can this pulley be removed by itself?

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If you are talking about removing the pulley to replace due to a bad bearing you are better off just buying the pulley assembly. getting the pulley of of the tensioner is a big pain in the rear. If I remember correct the bolt for that is a reverse style bolt and it will take some heat to get it to brake loose. Good luck I hope this helps. ( if you were talking about removing the pulley all together, Don't. It is the only thing that will let you get your belt on or off. I have removed AC units and used a shorter belt before but you have to have the tension pulley to allow the belt to go on. )

it is best to change the tentioner instead of just the pulley especially when you have a ten yr old car .

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remove the belt znd the tensioner will come off with a couple bolts, you cam get the whole assembly

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