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Konrad C

7A-Fe Crankshaft Pulley Buying From Ebay

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Yesterday one of my drive belts got thrown and shredded, plus the crankshaft pulley is wobbling. I heard the racket and stopped to the car the first timeimmediately. Replaced with a spare I carry then drove home a short distance. I did not know the pulley was damaged until I inspected it on the drive at home.

I am aware of the design of the pulley, with rubber being used as a vibration damper - the rubber is the weakness.

I have checked on the net for a replacement.

Eurocarpart sell it for £150.

Ebay seller azcarparts sell it £42.30 including post. I don't know the contition of the part - is it new, recon, or secondhand. Also can anyone recommend the seller? They seem organised.

Due to work. I will not get time to go to breakers yards, plus one of the breakers over charges and tries to make you buy a whole part you don't need. They seem to think they know how every car is made.

Is there any other carpart specialist I could try? Any suggestion is welcome.

The fitting is the easy bit, just getting the part for a 14 year old car the hard bit.

I wished the pulley was all solid metal. Does this version exist? Other cars get by.

Thanks in advance.

Konrad

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Quick update.

My local spares has ordered me a new pulley for £105.

Should have it by tomorrow latest.

The old one has totally split - you can turn the outer part of the pulley by hand! As I said before, the pulley did 14 years.

Hope you are all enjoying the Olympics. I also enjoyed a good bike ride too, so my weekend was not ruined.

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Very unusual for the harmonic damper to break up and part company from the pulley,

I doubt if you will experience the same problem again.

Nice easy job to replace as long as the 19mm crank bolt un-does easy enough.

Good luck

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Quick update.

The local shop ordered the wrong pulley! I found out when I removed the old pulleyand opened the sealed box for the replacement.

I checked the web site of the manufactor and found the correct model. Unfortunately the shop tried and could not get the correct pulley. I got a refund.

Phil, my technique to loosen the centre bolt, is to disconnect the coils, place a torque wrench on the bolt and against a strong part of the car (with padding if necessary), then quickly turn the ignition key for a fraction of a second. Then undo the loosened bolt. Easy.

That is what I have done with a few cars with stubborn crankshaft bolts.

I contacted the Ebay supplier and he confirmed that he had the correct new pulley, with 4 on the shelf. He is sending it to me for £42.

I did a price check with Toyota and it costs £292.31, Eurocarpart £150, the local £105. Big differences.

I recall reading about the pulley failing on the forum a few years ago. After 14 years it can happen. I also found out that a few of makes of cars have damped pulleys fitted.

Once the pulley arrives, I am up and running.

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Had the same problem with my old Fiat Marea, it actualy came apart completely and shot it out from the front of my car, scarey.

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Final update.

I received the pulley from azcarparts and it is made by Febi. After a bit of learning how the tensioning system worked, I had the pulley and belts fitted.

The best £42 I have spent.

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For those who might have a failed pulley the replacement is a Febi 27231 for 7A-FE & 4A-FE leanburn engines.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FEBI-27231-Belt-Pulley-crankshaft-/400785724132?hash=item5d50b0d2e4:g:1RsAAOSwU9xUNSNO

There are quite a few Mk1s out there, and the pulley will be very old by now.

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