The idler pulley on Gates tensioner is different from OEM. The big washer doesn't fit. I think the main purpose of the washer is a dust shield to prevent stuff from getting into the bearing.Changed out the serpentine belt, idler, and tensioner last eve. Went with the Gates kit from RockAuto. Idler pulley was slightly off when combined with the stock hardware; had to space out the hardware from the pulley with appropriately sized washers. NTN bearings were present in the pulley wheels, same brand as the OEM PS pump bearing I received from the dealer not too long ago.
Thanks to my father in law for the boxes of crap he couldn’t throw away. Those jars of washers have come in handy many times!!
Keeping it around for that exact reason. I spaced out the big concave dust shield washer from the bearing with other washers. All alignments are spot on and there is no rubbing so I just went with it.The idler pulley on Gates tensioner is different from OEM. The big washer doesn't fit. I think the main purpose of the washer is a dust shield to prevent stuff gets into the bearing.
I once ordered Gates and returned for that reason, then got an new Acura OEM instead for $40 on eBay. After replacing it, I found that there is nothing wrong the old tensioner. You might want to keep the old tensioner around just in case.
I didn't undo the seat. I just slid the seat all the way forward and got at the connector from the back seat floor. I don't recall it being an issue.That did the trick. Some of the posts I saw on here were right in saying that you can't get at the connector without undoing the passenger seat, so I did that. Super easy after that.
i have a repair kit in the back of my car, but these tires only have a couple thousand miles on them and i have a warranty so like ¯\(ツ)/¯