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what is the best idler pulley for my 2002 ford ranger 3.0L v6?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 04:31
I can't be too sure what your definition of good quality is but I can tell you I've got a '94 Ranger with the 3.0 with 135k on it. The idler pulley is the original... in my book that seems to indicate some level of quality. I recently replaced the one on an F150 with 125k with one from Rock Auto who I believe will ship to Canada. It wasn't visibly bad but I was changing the belt and figured it was good time to do it.
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 23:36
The $15 one from the parts store. They're pretty much all the same, a bearing with a pulley around it. And being a $15 part, there isn't a whole lot of incentive for high end companies to bother with it. Just get the cheap one, and replace it again in 150K miles.
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Answer #3 | 24/12 2013 05:39
ive replaced my pulley 9years ago and still going good,just got mine from auto zone, i dont think thers a good or bad quality in that pulley
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Answer #4 | 26/12 2013 21:49
Original Ford/Motorcraft parts are always best and it will be very rare if an aftermarket replacement outlasts or outperforms. If your pulley mounts to a tensioner and the tensioner is worn out then simply replacing only the pulley will make the same wobble and squeak happen in very short time. If it's just the pulley mounted to an immobile bracket then even an auto parts store replacement should last for tens of thousands of miles.
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