Idler Pulley on 3.2?

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  1. swami

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    hi all,
    the bearings are getting noisy on my serpentine belt assembly and no one has one available including rockauto and the stealership. it is ford part# E9DZ6B217B. i haven't looked on fleabay yet. any suggestions aside from pressing in new bearings? TIA
     
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    The correct bearing is not readily available. You can buy new bearings from SHO Source as a bearing only or have it installed in a good used pulley with a core exchange.

    There are two different idlers on a 3.2, so make sure you get the correct one.

    http://shosource.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=43_49

    Mike
     
  3. swami

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    yeah the stealership told me there was a 4-rib and a 6-rib! WTH i have a 6-rib; do you know the bearing number before i press my old one out? we having a bearing and transmission parts suppier in my town. TIA
     
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    That bearing is not listed in bearing shops , been there done that.

    Only way to grab these is through SHONUT or SHOSOURCE.

    Or a used one.
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    The 4-rib and 6-rib is for the mtx cars. The atx cars obviously only have one 6-rib belt.
     
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    thanks for the info. why didn't ford put the 6-rib on all of them and be done with it! com'on?
     
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    PM sent.

    I've tried to sell the ATX bearings on here before, I have a stock pile of NOS pulleys (both upper and lower)...

    Doug
     
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    Doug,
    I'll take one of each...
     
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    Because...it's Ford. Some things have turned out well...some things you will never see/hear about without going WTF?
     
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    a temp. fix would be to use a pick tool to remove the bearing seal and pack some grease in the bearing. I've done this many times with good results. I long time ago I had NSK stop their production line in Canada to make me some OEM bearings with the correct part numbers...don't know if they would still be willing to do that.
     
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    well i finally got my new idler and belt installed and the bad news is that it only partially fixed my noise problem because my power steering pump is getting noisy. i guess i can live with it until i do the 100,000 maintenance.
    for those interested the bearing part# is NSK BD20-15DWA and is available from bearing distributors for $38.50. HTH
     
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    Are the bearings the same size on both idlers?
     
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    NSK BD20-15DWA is for the top idler and tensioner. 35BG05S10G-2DS is for bottom ATX only. shonutperformance has them for $78.08 (ouch!) in their 60k section. HTH
     
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    No, if you look at them they are completely different setup's

    Doug
     
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    I'm glad you got that new pulley/setup and it worked out for you.

    I have my ATX torn down right now...the p/s pump is easy to get to when you are doing the timing belt and have the front of the motor and intake off fyi...

    Doug
     
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    Hey Shotimer, do you still have any NOS lower idler pulleys in that stock pile of yours from back in 2010? I'm looking to buy. I have a 94 SHO ATX w/AC. Thanks, Edward
     

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