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Old 09-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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My ac compressor went out on my 00 GT I bought a smaller belt so I could by pass ac meanwhile. Everything was going good until I started it, the belt was torn by a loose idler pulley (fender) so I go to auto zone and buy a new one hoping it'll fix my problem. I replace the pulley and as I am tightening the screw, it suddenly becomes loose. So my dad told me it was never the pulley but the part where it was screwed on. What I am trying to figure out is the name of the part or cover where all the pulleys are screwed on to.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Idler pulley bracket maybe.. on my truck i had a pulley take a crap and when i tried to get it off the threads were reversed so i stripped it out and had to get a hole new bracket
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My ac compressor went out on my 00 GT I bought a smaller belt so I could by pass ac meanwhile. Everything was going good until I started it, the belt was torn by a loose idler pulley (fender) so I go to auto zone and buy a new one hoping it'll fix my problem. I replace the pulley and as I am tightening the screw, it suddenly becomes loose. So my dad told me it was never the pulley but the part where it was screwed on. What I am trying to figure out is the name of the part or cover where all the pulleys are screwed on to.
I'm pretty sure it bolts to the timing cover...I know that's what all the others bolt to and on my 5.4 all the free flowing pulleys attach to the timing cover
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I'm pretty sure it bolts to the timing cover...I know that's what all the others bolt to and on my 5.4 all the free flowing pulleys attach to the timing cover
+1. That's what it's called
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Ok I found it and it's outta my budget right now is it possible to run the belt by skipping ac compressor and idler pulleys?
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Timing cover. Hey folks, can aluminum never tapped? Is it safe till The damaged one is replaced?
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Timing cover. Hey folks, can aluminum never tapped? Is it safe till The damaged one is replaced?
You can retap aluminum , example: if the bolt hole was a 1/2" redrill the hole to 17/32" ( hole should only be drilled out 1/32" oversized then retap with 9/16 tap , make sure you use the correct thread count , to determine this measure 1" from the bottom of the bolt then count the threads , example: if you count 18 threads the bolt you would need would be a 9/16x18 , if you tap the hole right it should last forever as long as you don't over torque the bolt , hope this helps!
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