idler pulley


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idle pulley

also idler pulley
n.
A pulley on a shaft that rests on or presses against a drive belt to guide it or take up slack. Also called idle wheel.
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Noun1.idler pulley - a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten itidler pulley - a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it
pulley, pulley block, pulley-block, block - a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
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Timing chain tensioner guides and the idler pulley are constructed from plastics, and hollow camshafts cut weight, reduce reciprocating mass, and increasing oil flow for better lubrication.
He quickly notified quality assurance and maintenance control, stating that the ball bearings could have come from the belt tension idler pulley on the nose gearbox.
Available accessories include a safety panel and stand, add-on pulley and idler pulley.
Land Rover is also upgrading the engine idler pulley fitted to certain Discovery Series 2 V8 models manufactured from August 1998.
Next, carefully check the drum belt, idler pulley, and support rollers for worn parts that could shut down the dryer.