View Full Version : SpecialTAuto Refurbished AC Pulley Bracket

Chris 16409
05-28-2011, 03:48 AM
Back when I was installing my new alternator I checked my AC pulleys since the belt was off. They didn't turn very well, so I thought before it got too hot, I'd better address them. There are a couple options available to refresh the AC pulleys. You can buy bearings and put them in yourself, or buy a whole refurbished pulley assembly. I decided to go with what Hervey offers. His refurbished units almost look like new. The brackets come freshly plated, and the pulleys come with new "blue seal" bearings. The bearings DMCH sells are NOS which means they are 30 years old, so I thought new bearings would have a longer service life. Hervey sells the bearings by themselves if you want to do the installation yourself. The Refurbished AC Pulley Bracket is only $49.95, so I though it was worth it to have a like new part. There is a $100 core charge however, but it can be avoided if you send your pulleys in first. The installation went fine, you just need to remember the correct order of everything (especially where the little spacer go). So far, I'm happy with this part and I recommend you consider it if you're about to tackle this job.

05-28-2011, 09:17 AM
I did this too. Very happy with it 1-2 years later. No problems, look great.

DCUK Martin
05-28-2011, 01:36 PM
Just FYI the bearing is a standard size made by loads of companies. This "blue seal" claim is just the one manufacturer. I use www.simplybearings.co.uk and spend only a few $ but I'm sure there're similar suppliers stateside.

Chris 16409
05-28-2011, 09:55 PM
I want to add if you are doing a pulley refresh, take a look at the Cam cover plate. Mine actually fell off when I removed the bracket. Now would be a good time to replace the O-ring seal. It looks like the previous owner used some RTV or something similar to seal it up. At first, I didn't notice the O-ring was still there, but I discovered RTV was "hiding" it. The old O-ring was really hard and brittle and it snapped in half. I'm guessing they had to use the RTV to make the seal because the O-rong wasn't doing its job anymore.