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Old 08-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Hi all i just bought a 98 legacy gt wagon. Noticed this screw dangling freely near the belts. Can someone tell me what the purpose of this is? should i just pull it out, i imagine its knocking into the belts while driving. It looks like it screwed into something that is now broken....




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Old 08-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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It's the AC idler pulley tensioner bolt. It's supposed to connect to that thing that's broken on the right (in front to the ac idler pulley). One of the part numbers I have is 73134AC001, but that was for an FXT.

It should be replaced. If you can get the bolt out without loosening anything, do that for now...otherwise zip tie it some place. If you loosen the belts to get more room to temporarily remove the bolt, you're probably going to have a tough time getting enough tension on the belts again, so I wouldn't muck with it until you have the replacement part. It's a 5-10 dollar part I think.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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You should be able to pull that bolt straight out. Just don't loosen the nut on the pulley before you get a replacement or you won't be able to use A/C
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. What does the bolt specifically do ?

Sorry for the stupid question, but it just looks like it screws into that broken bracket on the AC idler pully but doesn't actually do anything....

edit> i take that back it moves pully up and down, but doesn't the nut on the pully hold it in place on the bracket anyway ?

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Old 08-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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Yes, the nut holds the pulley in place but the bracket on the pulley was threaded so it was what pushed the pulley to the position it is at now. Kind of like a jack.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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Ah, i get it now. Thanks all.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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^^ what he said.

The bolt on the pulley itself holds the pulley in place on the bracket. The purpose of the bolt in question (and the broken piece that you're missing) is to apply tension to the belt and get it in place before you crank down the bolt on the pulley to set it in place.

hard to find a good video - here's the best I've got:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=P...ailpage#t=337s

start of video shows you what it is supposed to look like too.
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