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Old 01-31-2017
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I just glanced at mine today,, no cap as on your. There are two snap rings on both pulleys, inner and outer. I don't think they will be pressed one. Should come off with a little gentle force.
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Mark B. replaced those bearings, I don't remember anything getting ugly.
And maybe Kevin did the same.
I actually replaced the idler pulley bearings on my FC with the CAT engine.
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Top quality bearings are a must. NSK, Fafnir, Timken etc.
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Default Tentioner bearings

Sean, did you get the bearing replaced? I found some numbers on my bearing, looks like both pulleys use the same one. Unable to match up number.
SR-5205 RS1R
I would like to know what is needed before I have a problem,
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I vote for removing the offending bearings. Be sure the put a micrometer to them or just bring em to a local vendor for a match or spend $$$ for a whole assembly. If you are far from civilization and in no rush see below.

A bearing supplier may have a part crossref, but if you got the precise dimensions,
just go for the highest quality bearings you can find (class 5 rings a bell). The seals, tolerances -- radial play , load rating, and materials quality all contribute to the price.

You may be lucky if its just a standard size used in millions of applications. Buy good bearings for the tensioner and that will the last time for a replacement in this universe. I don't think OEM's think the same way! The guys with the "green eyeshades" often influence engineers when it comes to quality. Who would have "thunk" that Wanderlodges would be chugging along decades later?
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Thanks Cal,, I am hoping someone has found a cross and or source that will help when these things fail for any of our members who have them.
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Default TENSIONER BEARINGS

Mallie:
I agree with Turbo Kitty about top quality bearings, just use a micrometer if all else fails with part numbers. Get bearings with shields and seals, so you don't have to worry about greasing.

On a similar note, my 98 Saturn SL1 toad had the tensioner bearing almost completely seize (some of the bearing balls were falling out!). Since the SL1 uses a serpentine belt, the crank pulley burned through, broke it and stopped everything driven by it. Fortunately, I was only a mile from home and made it with no damage or overheating. That car is a stinker to change the tensioner on because its down low and in back of the engine. I Had to put it up on blocks, remove the front tire and remove a
plastic "access cover" in the wheel well to get in there and use some "special wrench" to get the mounting bolt(s) out. What a greasy grimy time consuming job --grr.

On the plus side, a new tensioner was only around $15 and a new belt was a little more. Since the Saturn is around 19 years old now, if the replacement part is no worse quality, I shouldn't have to do that again.
Compact car manufacturer designs can sure make parts replacement awful!

You shouldn't have access problems.
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Mallie, & all. I am currently working on getting the bearings removed. Give me some time and I will do my due diligence to get a perfect fit for new and find a good source.
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Sean, had a friend call me today with numbers for two brands.

SKF 6203-2RS IN/HT51
NACHI 30BGS1D53
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Good information, I am tagging this for the future. Below is a write up on how someone indicated the steps of removing the bearing and cap removal on the Prevost forum. They use the same bearing on there tensioner and he has a helpful hint on how to remove the cap on the bearing.

http://forum.prevostownersgroup.com/...hp/t-4109.html
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