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Squealing belt on startup - 2.7L

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by scotrinaf, May 1, 2013.

  1. scotrinaf

    scotrinaf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Leer 100XQ, Yakima Roof Racks
    I have a DC Taco, 2004, 2.7L and nearly every time I start it up, the belt squeals (very loudly), it doesn't seem to matter whether the A/C is turned on or off, or if the fan is on or off....

    Is there a way to tighten the belt (sorry, I'm no mechanic) or does it just have a spring tension on it?

    Truck has just under 140,000 miles on it and has been very well cared for by it's original owner, and now by me...

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  2. blake5995

    blake5995 Well-Known Member

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    k so first you have 3 belts on your truck so you need to figure which one is loose
    a easy way to do this is to hit each belt with a wrench or something that can bounce off you dont want it so tight there is no movement but no loose enough for the wrench to not bounce off

    ac belt has to be tightened from underneath the truck on the passenger side
    alternator needs to be tightened from the alternator bracket
    power steering is tightened from the top center pulley
     
  3. scotrinaf

    scotrinaf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'll try to do that tomorrow afternoon and report back... :)
     
  4. blake5995

    blake5995 Well-Known Member

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    i put more in my first post. you have to watch out when tightening because too tight and the belt wears quicker
     
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