1993 Ford Taurus Remove Idler Pulley
Removing an idler pulley from a 1993 Ford Taurus may be necessary if the idler pulley suffers a bearing failure. The idler pulley's sole purpose is to deflect the path of the serpentine drive belt as it winds its way through the engine accessory pulleys. The idler pulley on a 1993 Taurus is nothing but a pulley mounted on a bearing ring with a central bolt that holds it to the front of the engine. If basic auto repair is up your alley, you can remove the idler pulley from a Ford Taurus in less than 30 minutes.
 Tools Used
|Serpentine belt tool|
 Remove Idler Pulley
- Open the hood on the Ford Taurus manually. Read the belt routing diagram, located on the fan shroud, to pinpoint the location of the automatic belt tensioner and the idler pulley.
- Pull the Taurus' automatic belt tensioner away from the serpentine belt with the use of the serpentine belt tool. Slip the belt off the idler pulley with your other hand. Move the automatic tensioner slowly back into place.
- Remove the center bolt from the Taurus's idler pulley using your socket set. Grab the idler pulley, and remove it from the engine well by hand.
 Tips & Warnings
- Install the idler pulley by reversing these directions.