idler pulley

Replaced the idler pulley and put a new belt on the Mail Jeep this afternoon.

The Jeep had been sounding kind of weird….squealy….but, sort of a subtle squealiness….and, sure enough, it was the idler pulley.

Dry as a bone….hard to turn.

That’s not hard to understand why things would sound strange with a seized up idler pulley.

The first time I changed it out, about 5 years ago, the RHD part I needed was available only from the dealer….and was 56 dollars.

56 dollars for a little pulley….yikes.

This time, I was able to get it from my regular parts store…..and the part cost 12 dollars after the discount.

That was a better deal.

All these things that need fixing….and the hard part (for me) is often diagnosing the problem.

You know, though?

I’m getting a lot better at the diagnosing part the more problems I have.

What an education it is to have all these problems.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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