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Drive Belt Idler Pulley

By Daniel Dillon, April 27, 2009

The drive belt idler pulley is a load carrying pulley with an internal bearing. Its purpose is to properly guide and position the drive belt.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Drive Belt Idler Pulley

  • Growling or grinding noise from drive belt area
  • Drive belt will not stay on

Drive Belt Idler Pulley Related Repair Advice

  • The idler pulley should be inspected whenever the drive belt is replaced

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