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newb drive belt service question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay.. my AC belt is loose/bad.. I want to first try tightening it..

    I believe I just need to tighten the tension on the Idle Pulley to accomplish this.

    On this diagram, it shows a bracket + bolt behind the pulley... is this the bolt I would turn to increase the tension?

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repair_Manual/03tacoma/ac/dribel/inst.pdf

    Is that all there is to it? Looks like I might need to remove the engine skid plate to reach to this bolt.

    What's the deal with those recommended troque settings? Do I need a wrench that can be set for a particular torque setting?

    THanks.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    tacoma86

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    You got it an yes you need to remove the skid plate to do this.and the torque thing is no big deal just don't go to crazy
     
  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hmm is there enough clearance on a TRD 4x4 to do the belt switch without lifting? I just pushed on the belt and it seems pretty tight..
     
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