I have recently began hearing a noise coming from serpentine belt area. Listened through stethoscope and sounded more like the alternator. Took the belt off and the pulley on alternator has some play when moving it up and down. I was about to order a new alternator which with shipping would be around $250-300 depending on how soon I need it. But then I saw fcp euro sells alternator pulley for around $40 plus shipping.
Did anyone ever replace just a pulley on these cars alternators? My car is 06 VR with only 56K miles. So I wonder if it is possible that just a pulley would solve the issue. Wonder how long the alternator would last if I just replace the pulley?
Please let me know what you guys think.
Also did anyone ever rebuilt the alternator themselves? Are there threads on here about that? I tried searching but didn't see anything.