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Dodge ram 3500 diesal: Idler pulley is bad. Do not know how

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Idler pulley is bad. Do not know how to remove as there is no bolt head on shaft.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Robert R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** a Certified Auto Technician with 27+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. please keep in mind that I may need to ask questions of you before I can answer. When you reply please feel free to add as much detailed information as possible pertaining to your concern.
Which pulley are you referring to? The Fan Hub Pulley? Or the spring loaded Tensioner Pulley?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The belt goes over the a.c. under the idler up over the alt and down to tensioner. It is the idler between a.c. and alt.
Expert:  Robert R replied 2 years ago.
That is actually the water pump. If there is a problem there, the water pump MUST be replaced. There is a 10 mm bolt on upper area and on the lower area for a total of 2 fastners that attach the water pump....
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Here is a pic of a water pump that has been removed. Note the two holes, these are the mounting points...
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No not the water pump. This pulley is betwee the a.c. and alt and is above the water pump. There is no bolt head. It is on a shaft that goes into the engine block . the diagram label under the hood calls it a idler
Expert:  Robert R replied 2 years ago.
Can you see the pics that I posted above? If not, click the links to view the pics. On the first pic I labeled all pulleys, let me know which one and I'll tell you how to remove it....
Keep me posted...
Thank you,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My bad. Is the water pump. Cleaned up area and found bolts. Thank you for your help. I was also looking at wrong diagram.
Expert:  Robert R replied 2 years ago.
Cool, Glad I was able to help...
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