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Pulley interference

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Anybody ever experience this?

Idler pulley is making very slight contact with the tensioner pulley arm. It’s making a very slight squeaking sound as it rubs. I just installed this tensioner; original Motorcraft unit. The idler pulley was transferred over from my 2.5 along with the rest of the timing cover.

I mean I guess it will clearance itself eventually, but that seems wrong.

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I have had this happen before with the larger idler pulley, but I can’t remember what I did. Is it a difference between the 99/00 and 01/02?
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