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post #1 of 10 Old 09-10-2009, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Idler Pulley Bracket

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Has anyone every had any issues regarding the idler pulley bracket? Well I just had mine split into two. How? I dont know. All I know is I had desert nissan las vegas had my belt replaced last dec.'08 a month after that the tensioner pulley bearing was messed up due to overtightening of belt. Nissan replaced the pulley -under warranty. This time however, I heard similar rattleling by belt area. Thought it was the pulley again. However it ended up being the idler pulley bracket. It was split into two. I cant believe it. How can one break this solid metal? I owned 3 different cars over 10 years and never had issues on things as broken bracket. Not an '04 anyway. desert nissan charged me $256.15 for the stupid bracket worth $22.00. I could swear the last guy that placed the pulley did something on that bracket. But I dont know how to prove it. Just got screwed by nissan. Sucks man. Take a lok at the pix attached. What do you guys think?

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There have been others with this same issue. If you search for Idler pulley bracket you will find the posts.

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It's a common problem. You should be able to get the part for around $20.
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Seeing stuff like this burns me up...a freaking idler braket splitting in two?
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Anyone know where to buy this bracket online?? I haven't seen it anywhere. And going to the dealer gives me chills down my spine.
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World Parts Express has it for $47 for an 03

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That looks like metal fatigue. For the steel to actually break like that; it was manufactured with too brittle.

The other thing I noticed was that on the first image, there seems to lack a sign of a washer. It actually looks like there is an "indentation" on the right piece above the slot. This may have been caused by the lack of a washer and the nut denting(fracturing) the metal structure causing the failure. Perhaps the nut was tightened too much.

From the sound of what others are posting here; there may be a problem with the metal make-up.

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Doesn't look like it would be too hard to weld reinforcement onto a new part.

And I agree - the look of that part tells me the metal flexed for some time before breaking.

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