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Need to know the name of this belt pulley

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stefro92, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Jun 25, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    So my truck has been making a strange noise for about 3 weeks and I thought it was the water pump going bad but turns out it was this pulley it finally went out lastnight but I can not find a diagram so if someone could please tell me the name of it I would appreciate it.

    This is a 2007 Toyota Tacoma v6 4.0

    It's the one on the bottom you can see it busted.
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  2. Jun 25, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    That's the idler pulley. There are two per motor.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    Thank you very much, do you know if these are hard to replace?
     
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    Very easy. Remove the belt and unscrew that bolt. You could probably do it under ten minutes.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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    Ok thank you for the help.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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    Oh, I wouldn't drive it until you get it fixed. It appears the guts are out of that bearing and if the idler were to come off, your belt will be destroyed in a matter of seconds
     
  7. Jun 25, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    Just a technical correction, you do not have 2 idlers per motor. Some have two, but not all. Some don't even have an idler at all. You WILL have a tensioner pulley on all motors though.

    To the OP: From the looks of that photo, you have a two idler and one tensioner motor. The tensioner is the one in the middle. What you want to ask for is the lower idler pulley. The time to do it is not much.

    1. release tension on belt by pulling on tensioner with appropriate wrench/socket
    2. remove belt from pulley being replaced
    3. replace pulley
    4. reinstall belt
    Should take about 15 to 20 minutes depending on what tools you have available.

     
  8. Jun 25, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    I was talking about the 4.0 1gr... since that is what this thread is about.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    You are right, I stand corrected. I wonk on so many vehicles, and am on several forums, that I was not thinking in specifics. lol. My bad!
     

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