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belt tension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DaytonLax14, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    DaytonLax14

    DaytonLax14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am about to change my belts. Do i have to have a belt tension tester or can I just go by feel/look?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    newskooler

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    ive always gone by look. looking for cracks in the belt both sides. tension i always went with about 1/2'' when pressing the belt down with your fingers on the belts longest stretch between pulleys
     
  3. Feb 14, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    Whitfield

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    From the Tacoma 2000 FSM

    Using a belt tension gauge, measure the belt tension.
    Belt tension gauge:
    DENSO BTG–20 (95506–00020)
    Borroughs No. BT–33–73F​
    Drive belt tension:
    New belt: 135 – 180 lbf
    Used belt: 85 – 120 lbf​
    If the belt tension is not as specified, adjust it.
     
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