Mechanics

HOW DO I CHANGE BELT - SERPENTINE BY MY

1998 Toyota Corolla

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

I want to know what is the easiest way to change the belt with air condition unit by myself. Please show me the way to change it.
thankyou very much
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Deepbluesea1226
February 2, 2010.




Move tensioner pulley (arrow in picture) to release tension on belt, then remove belt.
Buy a good belt, Dayco, Gates, Goodyear, Toyota. Use brake clean to remove any contamination from pulleys, make sure pulleys are tracking properly.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/108325_belt_routing_corolla_2.jpg


Mmprince4000
Feb 3, 2010.
I found the tensioner pulley, but I couldn't push it down like the photo shown. Do I need some tool too release the tension?
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Tiny
Deepbluesea1226
Feb 4, 2010.
A tensioner tool is available from most autoparts stores for rental.

Try a socket on a long ratchet.

Mmprince4000
Feb 5, 2010.
Thank you guys. I finally got the belt out.

Tiny
Deepbluesea1226
Feb 5, 2010.
Great news.

Make sure to inspect pulleys and clean with brake clean. Brake clean dissolves grease, grime, coolant and leaves no residue.

Mmprince4000
Feb 6, 2010.
Im having a similar problem I got my pulley loose but it wont move so I cant get my new belt on. What should I try

Tiny
Omgvtec90
Jan 23, 2011.

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