Happy belated Christmas and early New Year fellow TW enthusiasts. I'm enjoying my PTO days and decided to change all 3 belts (power steering, water pump/ac, and alternator belt) just because they were old due to age not mileage. They weren't squeaking or anything, actually perfectly good belts with less than 60k miles on them. I did it purely out of being anal-ness and boredom.
*Disclaimer: Read the instruction carefully and do it at your own risk, I will not be held liable/responsible if you break any parts or cause harm to yourself during the install or after. I try to be as detailed as possible, if you still don't get it, you're just SOL! jk. The following methods that I took were the best and easiest way for me to complete the task. Try to take your time, and don't "force" anything.
Belts were from Autozone - Duralast brand. Here are the parts number:
Power Steering: 440K4 - The 440 means the length of the belt, 44.0"
Water Pump/AC: 342K4 - Same thing, 34.2"
*Alternator: 340K5 - Take a guess...lol
*Note: Alternator belt size must be 34.0". I've read in a couple of threads saying that 34.0" won't fit and you'll need 34.5" or 35.0" belt...they're wrong. Anything higher than 34.0" will have too much play in them and won't have the necessary tension needed.
Just in case anyone decides to stick with OEM, here are the parts number for that as well. I chose Duralast because they were 1/2 price of OEM, and I change the belts often enough that brand doesn't really matter.
Power Steering: 90080-91125 (4PK1110)
Water Pump/AC: 99364-20870 (4PK870)
Alternator: 90916-02337 (5PK865)
Basic tools you'll need:
1. 3/8 rachet
2. 3/8 torque wrench
2. 3" & 6" 3/8 extensions
3. 10mm socket & wrench *racheting wrench is a plus
4. 12mm socket & wrench *racheting wrench is a plus
5. 14mm socket & wrench *btw this wrench helps greatly!
7. Common sense & patience
Removing old belts:
Step 1. Remove the front skid plate (4) 12mm bolts.
Step 2. Remove the (2) bolts on top of the fan shroud.
Step 3. Remove the (4) bolts holding the fan shroud to the radiator. *Do not try to remove the fan shroud, let it sit there.
Step 4. There are (4) clips holding the half-moon plastic piece to the fan shroud. Just push the clips out and you should be able to remove it easily to have more space for the belts removal in a bit.
Step 5. Start removing the power steering belt first and work your way to the alternator last. Use the 14mm wrench for the locking nut and 14mm socket for the adjusting bolt, loosen them only...do not remove. Remove the belt and maneuver the belt around the fan.
New vs Old
Part number for the OEM belt (Power Steering)
Step 6. Water pump/AC belt - same thing, use the 14mm wrench and 14mm socket to loosen the idle pully locking nut and adjusting bolt for the water pump/ac to remove the belt.
New vs Old
Part number for the OEM belt (Water Pump/AC)
Step 7. Use the 12mm socket for the locking bolt, 12mm wrench for the adjusting bolt, and 14mm socket for pivot locking bolt. I find it easier to remove the nut instead of the pivot locking bolt. Use PB Blaster if needed.
*Torque = 21 ft-lbs locking bolt, 43 ft-lbs pivot locking bolt.
New vs Old
Part number for the OEM belt (Alternator)
Installing the new belts:
Step 8. Work in reverse, start with the alternator belt. Slip on the new belt, and torque the pivot locking bolt to spec (you can hand tight the locking bolt.) Adjust the tension of the belt.
Step 9. Install the water pump/AC belt. Tighten the idle pulley locking nut and adjust the tension of the belt as needed.
Step 10. Install the power steering belt. Tighten the locking nut and adjust the tension of the belt as needed.
Step 11. Reinstall the half-moon plastic piece to the radiator fan shroud.
Step 12. Reinstall the (4) bolts of the fan shroud to the radiator.
Step 13. Reinstall the (2) bolts on top of the fan shroud.
Step 14. Reinstall the (4) bolts to the front skid plate.
Step 15. Start the truck and see if there's any irregular noises/squeaks and tighten as necessary.
Thank you thank you, you're all welcome. Feel free to rep away biotches!