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Serpetine Belt replacement????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ETaco23, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Ive been having a slight squeal when I first start my truck, and it will slowly go away after about 4-5 mins. It could be a pully but they all seam/look good. So I think Im ganna change the belt first, to see If thats the Issue.
    Any help/ tips would be great! Ive heard its easiest to change it from under the truck.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    When the belt is squeaking, pour a little water on the belt. If the noise goes away, you'll know it's the belt. Mine has been squeaking on cold mornings for about a year, but it goes away after a few minutes. Someday I'll get around to changing it.:)
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Thanks guys! I will try the water trick. And I was looking at the Gates belt, but If its worth getting the GoodYear I will.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    tacobox

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    Remove the fan shroud, and the fan blade from the clutch. Take note on how the belt is routed. Then pull the tensioner back to remove the belt. 3/8 ratchet/sockets and a metric wrench set is what's needed. No special tools needed.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    I wonder if that belt is covered in the regular warranty and/or the Toyota Platinum Extended Warranty ??

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  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    Nah its a wear item like brakes and tires. Unless theres an actual issue with the belt.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    no need to take off shroud or fan clutch it complicates things
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    Thanks RayRay! is the fan a PITA to take off, or is it simple. I just want to know if its Ganna be a huge Pain, If so I will just have the dealer do it, drivetrain Warrenty should cover it.....
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Awsome john! thanks for the heads up! :)
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    no prob you can get the belt on and off from around the fan but yes its easiest from the bottom and print out the belt diagram its on this place somewhere it helps you alot and you dont have to remember how its routed just look at the paper
     
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    At what mileage should this belt be replaced?.or do you wait until it shows wear?
     
  12. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    thanks again! but for some reason that pdf isnt coming up for me....
     
  14. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    worked for me one sec
     
  15. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Ok I got it! My default wasnt set-up as Adobe Reader....:)
    Thanks again!

    Seems easy enough. hehe....
     
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    Just baught the GoodYear Belt from RockAuto! :) I took another look at my belt it does look glazed somewhat, so I hope this fixes it....
     
  18. Nov 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    how else would you get the serpentine belt around the pulley let alone off the truck...lol

    bought 2 1 time from Jegs...been running mines for well over 3 years...but I always keep the spare in the truck just in case there's a day when I'm on a road trip and it snaps...

    Goodyear Gatorback Serpentine Belt

    part #: GTR-4070834
     
  19. Nov 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    I'd rather take an extra 5mins and remove any kinda obstructions for easy R&R rather than fighting for 15mins to work around something in the way. But that's just me.
    The shroud will come off in 2 pieces. Then the its 4 10mm nuts for the fan blade. (Maybe its 12mm, been alittle while since I've done one) Then you have a lot more room to work with the serp belt rerouting, which can be a PITA. Its not too bad if you have alittle mechanical experiance. I can have one done in about 25-30mins
     
  20. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    complete waste of time to take the shroud off, all you have to do is feed the belt around it once and then your dont messing with it, i had the same symptoms and i ended up having to replace a idler pulley and the belt, the whole install took me less than a 30min by myself and that was changing the pulley also

    when i first read people talking about putting 5100's on their trucks and it was taking them 6+hrs i thought to myself you've gotta be kidding me, there are alot of people on this board that make things out to be alot worse than they really are, took me 1/3 that time to do mine


    you dont need any special tools to do the belt, i took my skid plate off and did mine from under the truck
     
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