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Can anyone help me to describe a part? I had the plastic front of the bearing come off the very top pully on the side of the engine where the air filter box is. The plastic melted by the belt and now it has the bearing exposed. Need to replace but unsure on what it acctually is. Its about 1 3/4" in dia.

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If you are talking about the one in the center that is the idler pulley and is known to come apart after about 65k miles. Your choices are to replace the pulley itself ($39 from eeuroparts here ) or just do away with it and use a shorter belt. The pulley was actually not even used after 1998.



Here is an excellent link on changing to the short belt including part numbers for the new belt.
 

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sure. It took me a couple of hours wth basic metrix wrench set.
I am a weekend DIYer with limited experience and tools :)
It happened to me twice.
It's better to change to short belt.
 
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