Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 21:06:04 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: Help needed! 900s or 900 se?

"Bob" <> wrote in message news:b8kie0prj2o8ne6d29qond04s6ge83vmqonospamcom... > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 04:09:44 GMT, Paul Merriman > <> wrote: > > >Also check the "serpentine" belt (main drive belt) for wear or > >noise. If the car is near 100k miles, it's time for a new one before > >you get stranded somewhere since it literally drives Everything on the > >car. > > > Paul: > > Good tip but the idler pulleys start disintegrating spontaneously > at 50K miles. Replace every 45K to be safe. You can do just the > pulley in about 15 minutes. The belt seems to go longer but while > you are in there, you can replace it for another $35. Better safe > than sorry. > > I hadn't heard this before, guess I should consider changing the idler on the gf's 900. Doesn't anyone make a replacement that lasts longer? Sounds like a real weak spot on an otherwise excellent car.

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