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Hi. The crankcase pulley on my '95 16-valve sidekick is falling apart. The rubber is loose from the outer ring. New units are about $200. But what looks like an identical unit for a Tracker is more plentiful nearby and about $75.

So, what I want to know is if they are swappable units. I've been out of work and $200 is a hard bite to swallow right now. The Tracker units look identical to the one I pulled off the sidekick.


The recommended sidekick unit is:
91 1991 Suzuki Sidekick Crankshaft Pulley - Engine Mechanical - Genuine - PartsGeek

And here's a link to the Tracker part for a 16v L4 engine:
https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-91173295-Original-Equipment-Crankshaft/dp/B0049Z2X2A

The sidekick harmonic balancer pulley dimensions are
5 1/4 smaller pulley
5 5/8 larger pulley
hair over 1 3/4 high
belt tracks are app 3/4 wide
5 bolt plus pin hole

Can anyone tell me if these are interchangeable?
 

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Welcome to the forum......The old part number for this (12610-71c11) is now changed (from 1996 models on) to 12610-61G00. Using the old part number, in the Suzuki catalog:
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://suzuki-cat.ru/?&action=reg&region=AR
It appears that the 8v and 16v both use the same crank pulley, as does all the cars from 1991 through 1998. The Tracker would be identical. So any Sidekick or Tracker, 8v or 16v, 1991-1998 would be using the same pulley. If money is an object, do you not have junkyards or pick n pulls near you? While of course it is better to get a new one, a used one from a junkyard may be just as good. We don't hear of too many crank pulleys having problems (and if the rubber is deteriorating on yours, do you happen to have an oil leak that would impact this??)
 

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I'd be happy with a pick n pull, but the nearest matching vehicle is far away and... I don't have a working car! ;-)

Was hoping to overnight a replacement. The Febest ships from Europe, so no way to get it quickly, so looks like I'll borrow a car and drive to the nearest wrecker with a match. Knowing that Trackers are the same saves me about $500 miles!

Thanks everyone - very helpful, and appreciated.
 

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Oil leak probably the culprit

(and if the rubber is deteriorating on yours, do you happen to have an oil leak that would impact this??)
Yes - perceptive. The head cover appears to have leaked inside the timing belt cover where it was unseen. That'll be next. :cool:
 

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TestaOffRossa,

Normally we state our location, or put it in a "sig" file. That way any advice can be tailored to your situation.

Other items would be year and model.

So... where are you at?
 
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