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Harmonic balancer/crankshaft pulley

I need to change my harmonic balancer/crankshaft started with noise i thought was the idler pulley so that was replaced.bearings were bad so it was the squeel came back but only when i turn headlights on.(or humid rainy day).u can see the last pulley closest to motor move in and out when u accelerate.autozone tried to sellme a pulley but it was justfor one motor has 3 belts on 3 pulleys in a row.which one do i buy?

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Usually the balancer is all by itself then you transfer the pulleys to the balancer

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