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V-belt/ serpentine replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LBtaco, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Oct 17, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    LBtaco

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    I was getting some
    belt squeaking in the mornings so I changed it out today.
    $20 for the part and about 20 mins.
    1st time I had to replace a belt from under the truck. Had to drop the skidplate too. But it was really easy. And no belt route diagram in the engine bay???? Anyways the shop manual online gave me good instruction.
    Good for another 80k miles lol
     
  2. Nov 19, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    Let me know if it comes back on you. I have replaced my belt twice now and its making noise again when ever it rains. Thinking about trying a gatorback belt next.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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  4. Nov 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    I saw something on T.V. about this. You can wash the belt in warm soapy water with a old brush and then put back on after drying.
    I haven't tried this yet so I don't know how well it works, but could save you some money if your a cheap @ss like me; if your belt does it again in the future.
    But then again we all know if It's cracked it should be replaced, was it cracked at all? That or spending all that time taking it off and then on, it may make more sense just to put a new one on.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Mine looked fine to me when it came off but
    the new one solved the noise problem.
    It's not too hard to swap out. It took me
    20 minutes when I did mine & I figure
    it would be quicker & easier now that I
    have done it before.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    dktaco

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    Once it starts making noise it is time to replace from my experience. Their are micro cracks that the naked eye can't see, which eventually lead to major cracking or full failure. I believe the dealer charged around $20 for the belt. Just as cheap as an aftermarket.
     
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