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A total n00b changes his Serpentine Belt! With pictures!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by FRYBOTH, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Sep 13, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    sinaptic

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    Nice Writeup! I don't think I'm anywhere near the point where I'll need to be doing this, but when the time eventually does come, I think this has inspired me to do it myself. If I remember correctly, this is pretty damn expensive to have a shop do...

    Bonus points for being another taco-driving artist delving into the wonders of mechanical mayhem; I was starting to think I was the only one here!
     
  2. Sep 14, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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    FRYBOTH

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    Can't go wrong with Doom guy! I figure my belt had a decent amount of life left in it, but the squeal was very annoying. I have 68k on my truck. I've owned it about 3 weeks now. I've come to the conclusion that it was a fleet truck for some construction outfit. There's a lot of half ass work done to this truck.

    Yeah, $80-$100 an hour is a good estimate of the cost of LABOR. The belt was only $35.

    Yeah it turns out our dainty little artist hands can handle working on trucks just fine! Here's a tattoo I designed for my friend who's a fire fighter.

    [​IMG]

    And sorry to anyone who might ask, I'm not too big on designing anything for anyone.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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    adio

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    sub'd. will it be the same for the V6?
     
  4. Sep 14, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    FRYBOTH

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    I believe it should be similar. But your belt's layout is going to be different. I know there's a post all about the belt for the v6 on this forum somewhere so it's worth looking.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2012 at 2:41 AM
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    adio

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    Bought, not built:-P
    thanks man.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Agreed, one of the only times I've been glad to have girly hands was when I had to snake my whole arm up in the dash to install a fog light switch. :D

    Excellent tattoo design as well, nice work!
     
  7. Sep 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    Great write-up ! thanks for making this, Reps to you!
     
  8. Oct 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    FRYBOTH how many miles when you needed the belt ? I have an 08 but no squeak. Thanks .
     
  9. Dec 20, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    out of all the diagrams i found on the net,yours was the only 1 that was right.saved my butt sunday cause i didnt note how it went before i took it off.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    haha...gotta admit, at first i was like, why do we need a write up for a belt....but after reading it, the humor is worth the price of admission. well done sir.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    Awesome write-up!! Changed my belt in about 30 min. Thanks again!!!
     
  12. Jan 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    excellent write up! most definitely see myself doing this with confidence! thanks!
     
  13. Jan 19, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    I for the life of me, could not find a belt in stock anywhere for
    My v6. I HAD to go to the dealer.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    awesome write-up! this will be a huge help in the future when I need to take care of mine. Many thanks.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    +1 Good job.

    Great pics and step-by step-easy to comprehend instructions.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    would this be the same for a 1st gen 2.7?
     
  17. Mar 5, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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    Great write up!
    FYI for anyone else considering the job
    -My 09 had 101,000km (62.7K Miles) when I replaced the original belt
    -Belt was squeaking a bit on startup so I decided to change it
    -Was quoted $101 for toyota oem belt, $60 for generic gates belt, and $70 for goodyear gatorback.
    -I went with the gatorback and install was a breeze, took less than 15 minutes.
     
  18. May 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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  20. Aug 20, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    just wanted to stop in, and eat my crow and thank the OP for the drawing.

    i know i could have dug it up someplace, but i used his to map out the belt

    thanks man
     
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