Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

1991 Loyale Belt Pulley System

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 openback


    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Johnson City, TN

Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:01 PM

Hi. Im trying to get some information on one of the pulleys on my Loyale. I changed the belts today and the rear one started smoking badly (the old one was loose and about 2/3 the width of a new one. So, I pulled the belts and inspected the pulleys. Two of them had old melted rubber caked on them so I cleaned that then I felt around inside the other pulley tracks. One pulley is rusted inside the track and rough as a cobb. Its the smallest one below the alternator that loosens to replace the rear pulley. I figure that is what is grinding away at the new rubber and making it smoke. Does anyone know what that is called or where I can find a replacement?

I considered removing it and sanding it down smooth but it will require a special phillips tool to get in there horizontally, which I'll need no matter what happens.

Thanks for taking time to read and in advance for helping if you are so inclined.


#2 bajavwnsoobnut


    Insane Rally Freak

  • Members
  • 3,789 posts
  • Milwaukie

Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:12 PM

sounds like the idler pulley and you can unbolt it from the block (2 bolts holding it in) and check for play and such if there is any I would replace it anyways and if not then emery cloth or something like it will work wonders

#3 Numbchux


    EJ conversion addict

  • Members
  • 6,642 posts
  • Saginaw, MN

Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:41 PM

What belt is it? the timing belt, or the A/C belt?

either way, it's probably the tensioner, if it was the timing idler, it would've torn the timing belt instantly....trust me :banghead:

#4 Subarian


    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,150 posts
  • Orem

Posted 29 November 2005 - 06:21 PM

It's a belt tensioner, and subaru used two different kinds. One has a long bolt that runs more or less vertically that adjusts the tension. The other type has two bolts, one that acts as a pivot and has a hex below it and one that locks the tensioner in place. The second type is far more robust, as the long skinny bolt on the first type tends to seize and snap in two. In either case, it's binding the belt. Remove it from the engine and check to make sure it turns freely. If it's just tight, you can try penetrating oil on it. If that doesn't work, you'll need to replace it. If the bearing is loose, you need to replace it.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users