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Old 07-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by farukh View Post
Yep ^

99% its the pulley. Look in there with flashlight and see if any of the pulleys is moving weirdly.
Even better, take the belt off and turn the pulleys. You may not see any strange movement, but you should be able to feel rotation that's not right, especially if you get a new pulley and compare how it feels to the old one.
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