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3RZ drive belt tension info

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by sgtlethargic, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Jul 31, 2008 at 2:27 PM
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    sgtlethargic

    sgtlethargic [OP] Active Member

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for drive belt installation info that shows what amount of deflection they should have. I'm not finding the info in the online manuals. It's for a 3RZ engine with A/C and P/S, so there are 3 belts.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  2. Jul 31, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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    Take this for what its worth - I'm not a mechanic.

    They should twist to be perpendicular to its original position.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2008 at 9:43 PM
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    I'm not sure if what you're saying applies to what I'm asking, and what I'm used to. I'm asking for the deflection, which is the distance you can push the belt when pushing halfway between the pulleys.

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  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    i would really like to know the answer has this been solved
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:23 AM
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    Take your finger & thumb and grad the edges of the belt. Twist.....
    The rule of thumb is it shouldn't go past perpendicular to its original location. If it goes past that point, it needs to be tightened.
    Each accessory belt has an adjusting point.

    These are V belts. If they aren't kept tight, they'll slip. As long as you can keep adjusting the tension, you're good. If you've reached the Maxium adjustment - then its time to replace the belt.
     
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