I was replacing my alternator today in my '96 G50 and I actually got the alternator in with only a medium amount of cursing. However, when I was installing the new belt, I damaged the idler pulley. While attempting to loosen the idler pulley to get the belt on, the head of the bolt snapped right off. The bolt I'm talking about is the long one which slides the pulley wheel up and down. Well, apparently it's a left handed metric thread. Fastenal was unable to help me since they don't carry any left handed metric bolts whatsoever, much less the specific one I needed. I read on this forum in an older thread that you can poach that bolt or the whole assembly off of the AC compressor pulley. Well, that bolt's head was snapped off too before I even looked at it and appears to be held together with rust and Japanese pixie dust, so I can't even poach that.
I have found a few places online selling idler pulley's (part # 1192560U03), but none with pictures. I also found an idler pulley bracket for $60 (# 1192660U10), but again, I'm unsure if this will include the actual damaged part that I need. Can someone help me identify the correct part number so I can order the part. I'd hate to drop $100 and get ubers for days only to find I ordered the wrong thing. Come to think of it, I probably should replace the shoulder-bolt that the other bolt is broken in too.
I'm including a picture of the broken bolt for reference. Any assistance at all will be very appreciated.