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serpentine belt question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bassetdad, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Sep 21, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Bassetdad

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    Hi Everybody,

    I have a 2001 Tacoma 4x4 2.7 engine/ 5M with 108,000 miles. My question is when should I change my serpentine belt :confused:
     
  2. Sep 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    mjp2

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  3. Sep 21, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    :confused: I don't think it has a serpentine belt.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    +1. I agree, although newer high quality belts will last longer. Just check the ribs for cracking and when you do replace the belt, inspect the tensioner. Make sure the pulley spins freely without noise and that there is tension in the spring. You will be able to feel the tension when you remove the belt.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    You are correct, the 2001 2.7 uses multiple belts. My 2008 has a serpentine belt.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    There is one belt that drives the power steering and altenator. And there is one belt for the A/C.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    These new belts last forever. I replaced mine at 150,000 and I swear the things still looked new with no wear, cracks, etc. But... they are easy to replace so if you want to- go for it.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    As usual you guys are great. Thank you for the education on my 2.7 engine.
     
  9. May 14, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    What is the best aftermarket replacement serpentine belt for my 2005 Tacoma and why? I ask as I replaced my old belt 50k miles ago and I want to change it before summer. I have heard that Good Year or Dayco make a belt that reduces friction along the side or face of the pulley. I currently have a Gates belt as they NEVER left me stranded when I was a truck driver.
     
  10. May 14, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    I replaced mine with a Gates and it jumped off one notch and shreaded the belt. Figured it was me since I had a hard time getting it on as the gates was quite a bit thicker than the stock one, replaced it with another Gates, same thing.
    Went to the dealer and got one, way cheaper (I think the gates was 60 and the one from the dealer was 25!) and no problems.
     
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