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Old 09-10-10, 07:38 PM   #11
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Happened to me about 6 months ago, bearings get shot and start to seize up causing more friction which is heat and melts the pulley. This could be from over tightening or just general wear and tear I guess. Happened right after the dealership replaced my timing belt and oil pump.

I ended up replacing my timing belt cover after this happened too because the belt ate into it.
Same thing happened on my 03 wrx

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Source & part number please? Thanks!
quick search and i found it.

Direct link - Gates Online Catalog

Parts locator - Industrial & Auto Replacement Parts: Find Gates Belts, Hoses, Hydraulics & more

Product ID
78031030
Part #
38030
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38030 DRIVEALIGN IDLER PULLEY
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072053695557
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Automotive -> Pulleys & Tensioners -> DriveAlign® Idler Pulleys
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Old 09-10-10, 07:53 PM   #13
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Well, I probably should order one.

Just figure I would add to this;

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...4-38030-211257

They have gates and other brands. I might just stick with the gates one.

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Default Re: idler tension pulley melted

Yep. Just discovered my pulley chilling up against the crank pulley, and the bearing still on the tensioner. The adjustable pulley tensioner was melted along with a half dollar size hole on the timing belt cover. Got everything but the adjustable pulley tensioner. That piece is a hard one to find. Guess ill just have call to the sub dealer. I just cant believe that a place like auto zone or someone would have the rest of the assembly to go with the pulley.
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