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Has anyone replaced the TENSIONER on the V belt..???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mr.Tacoma, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Oct 6, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    Mr.Tacoma

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    Folks..Lookin for tips on how to..change tensioner..without much hassle. thnks:)

    Update..found another TW mmbr(johnW) done the work with some pics here.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Get a rent a tool from the parts store, release the tension and pull the belt, let the tensionor hit the stop and unbolt it.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    not that easy on the 05+ tacoma's

    yeah you can do that then you'll have to un bolt the alternator and a/c compressor to gain access to the mounting bracket bolts, i haven't done it but it looks like a nightmare
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Well that's lame. I was just going off of what I did to change it on my Ranger.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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    I was under/over the truck..releasing tension and taking off belt is easy part..removed alt (easy part) A/C compressor sits on 4 bolts..removed 2 on top but 2 are at bottom and is almost impossible to access as the frame is right under it and i could not use impact or even hand wrench..tried and gave up..put it all back together to take it to a mechanic. I was quoted C$120-130 for installation..its not worth fighting over it. :mad:
     
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