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Serpentine belt replacement. 2011 V-6

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gregzz, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    Hey all... I’m getting ready to change my serpentine belt here tomorrow on my 2011 V-6 and I’m looking for some info from others that have done this as there’s ABSALUTLEY no room to move around in there. Thx in advance for any help, pics, trucks, whatever. Cheers!!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    Have you checked youtube yet???
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    Yes but they’re not very in depth, just Sorta shows videos of where it’s located and the only thorough video is of someone’s 2006
     
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    If I recall, I only removed the fan shroud to get better access. Pretty easy after that.
     
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  5. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    Go from the bottom.
    Make a diagram of the pulleys and belt placement.
    Only takes a few min once the skid plate is removed.
    Just did one about 20 min ago.
    Wish I had seen this earlier.
     
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    Don't need to remove the shroud
     
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    plenty of room and super easy, took me less than 5 mins to do.

    Access the tensioner from under the truck in front of the drivers side tire FYI
     
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    This. Work from the bottom. Easy, just make sure you have a head lamp and a small screwdriver to put in the slot to hold the tensioner loose. The diagram helps. Spin all your pulleys to check for play. Depending on mileage I’d highly recommend you swap your three idler pulleys while you are there.
     
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    I’m going with continental for $34.99 because it has a good reputation and a 3 year warranty unlike Dayco which only offers 12 months.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    Thank you. I’ll try this. I was going to go from the top but I’ll try it your way. Thanks
     
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    As others have mentioned, go from the bottom. Drive belt and idler pulley kit are available via ebay for $64.98 w/ free shipping. Might as well change everything while you are in there. there is a diagram of the belt orientation here in the 2nd gen section under mods and tutorials I think.
     
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    Perfect timing. I have a pulley making some noise. This will save me some time because I was going to try from the top.
     
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    Like others have said, very easy from the bottom when you remove skid plate. Use small flathead or pin to lock tensioner in place and it should be a breeze. Make sure you put the belt on in the correct orientations!

    Matt
     
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