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#1 zetec4

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Is it reccomended to grease the idler pulleys? Where they seat? The one ribbed one has a bearing type obv,

But should I apply a film of grease to it

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#2 Steelie600

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

No they are sealed units. They should be replaced when the cambelt is changed. But it has been known for them to fail before hand. But no theyre not a servicable item.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:01 PM

Yeah I've got all new idler pulleys tensioner belt and crank, I just put a bit of grease where the idler pulley bearing actually mounts on to the pivot so it's not completely dry, thread locked and torqued the torx bolt down

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

It wont make any difference. Been there n done that. New pulley is the answer. Are you getting the rattle? I renewed my crank,pulleys and spring. Rattles starting to reappear i think. Im waiting on the upgraded clutch pulley for alternator then im gonna try that n see if it makes a diff

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

It was shaking, the tensioner was completely fubard, the mounting for the spring was loose and bolt was rounded off so someone's been down there,

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

It was shaking, the tensioner was completely fubard, the mounting for the spring was loose and bolt was rounded off so someone's been down there,

mines was exactly the same,but i managed to keep the tensioner & just replace the spring. the bush on the old spring was worn nearly all the way through. Im sure its down to mondeo's having no clutch pulley on alternator plus a dodgy crank pulley.my clutch pulley is my next job right after my egr delete map in couple weeks.did you have to buy a complete tensioner then? from ford(ouch)?



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:13 PM

lol nah, ebay tensioner was £35, drivebelt was gates at £9



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