You do not need to remove the tire or splash shield.
This car has a hydraulic tensioner. Toyota has a special tool for this but using a breaker bar with the right size socket will work as well. Since its hydraulic you have to keep constant pressure on it until it collapses far enough to remove the belt.
Btw, to previous poster, toyotas are some of the easiest cars to work on, but like anything else you have to know what you're doing.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 AT 3:04 PM