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    DriveAlign® Idlers and Pulleys

    DriveAlign® Idler Pulleys provide OE-quality fit to passenger cars and light trucks, performing as a locked centre tensioning pulley, an automatic belt tensioner pulley, or an idler pulley.

    • Steel and thermoplastic construction provides high durability, heat dissipation and dampening for long life.
    • Built to last with a superior resistance to dirt, salt, chemicals, and other under-bonnet contaminants.
    • OE-quality fit to virtually every domestic or import vehicle on the road today.


    You can rely on superior quality, value and durability from Gates products. Between smooth belt routing and accurate tensioning, your idler pulley assists in vehicle air conditioning compressors, alternators, power steering pumps, water pumps and other various engine accessories that are critical to vehicle performance. Trust Gates to deliver DriveAlign® solutions that are manufactured at the same high standards and specifications as vehicle OEMs, with sell packaging that helps automotive technicians easily identify the right fit for every vehicle.

    Features and Benefits

    • Bearings meet or exceed OE standards with application-specific speed and load requirements, with high operating temperature tolerance and less wobble.
    • Gates idler pulleys also reduce wear, vibration and friction on belts, thereby extending belt service life.
    • Mounting hardware included for some popular applications.
    • Reliable operation under severe conditions.


    To reduce customer comebacks, labour time and warranty claims, Gates always recommends that you Be System Smart by checking your Accessory Belt Drive System (ABDS) and other vehicle systems and conduct a full replacement.

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