Replaces

2006-2007 Chevy Malibu Serpentine Belt Idler Pulley for V6 3.9L

  • New

This replacement serpentine belt tensioner pulley is just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again!

Specifications:

  • Steel Construction
  • Outside Diameter: 77mm
  • Width: 30mm
  • Grooved
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 12567397, 12581701, 12611936
  • Direct replacement
  • Includes bearing

If you are hearing a whirring noise from the front of your engine or if your belt often screeches you may be in need of a new belt tensioner pulley or idler pulley. The tensioner pulley is typically used to redirect the serpentine belt, or help to apply tension against the belt tensioner.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Air Intake (0:45)
    • Remove the vacuum hose from the air intake
    • Loosen the hose clamp closer to the engine on the air intake hose
    • Pull the air intake hose off the engine
    • Pull down the clips from the top of the air box
    • Disconnect the wiring harness from the air box
    • Remove the air box cover
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the air box
    • Remove the air filter
    • Pull the air box up and out
    • Disconnect the wiring harness on the back of the air box
  2. Removing the Engine Mount (2:42)
    • Place a floor jack underneath the engine
    • Remove the two 18mm nuts on the engine mount
    • Jack the engine a little
    • Remove the three 15mm bolts from the engine mount
    • Remove the engine mount
  3. It is not necessary to remove the entire serpentine belt

  4. Removing the Serpentine Belt (3:33)
    • Insert the 3/8 inch drive ratchet into the tensioner
    • Pull the 3/8 inch drive ratchet up
    • Release the belt from the idler pulleys and belt tensioner
    • Slowly lower the 3/8 inch drive ratchet
    • Release the tensioner
  5. Removing the Idler Pulley (4:50)
    • Loosen the 15mm bolt from the idler pulley
    • Remove the idler pulley
  6. Installing the New Idler Pulley (5:45)
    • Thread the 15mm bolt through the idler pulley
    • Insert the idler pulley into place
    • Tighten the bolt between 30 and 35 foot-pounds
  7. If you removed the serpentine belt, follow the diagram to reinstall it

  8. Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt (6:00)
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Insert the 3/8 inch drive ratchet into the tensioner
    • Pull the 3/8 inch drive ratchet up
    • Loop the belt back on to the idler pulleys
    • Slowly lower the 3/8 inch drive ratchet
  9. Reinstalling the Engine Mount (7:08)
    • Insert the engine mount into place
    • Slightly lower the jack until the engine barely lifts up on the mount
    • Preliminarily tighten the three 15mm bolts to the engine mount
    • Slightly lower the jack
    • Preliminarily tighten the 18mm bolts
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to 85 foot-pounds
    • Tighten the three 15mm bolts to 45 foot-pounds
  10. Reinstalling the Air Intake (8:22)
    • Lower the air box into place
    • Connect the wiring harness to the box
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the air box
    • Insert the air filter into the air box
    • Insert the air box into place
    • Clamp the clasps onto the air box
    • Push the air intake hose in place
    • Tighten the clamp closest to the engine on the air intake hose
    • Connect the wiring harness to the air box
    • Push the vacuum hose into place

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Swivel
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

How-to Video:

(10:25 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Swivel
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket




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