How to remove power steering belt?

Tiny
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Steering problem 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 89375 miles

I am trying to loosen power steering reservior in order to remove old belt for replacement. But there are one belt on the top and three belts at the bottom. Which two are pivot and lock bolts that I have to loosen please? Any help highly appreciated! Thank you.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 AT 5:45 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when doing the job

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/toyota/corolla/1996

This can help as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-serpentine-belt

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 AT 10:37 PM
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You have to loosen pivot bolt and the PS mounting bolt at base of PS unit, it can be hard to get to, remove RF tire and stone guard for better view.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 6:25 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help! It's 1.6L, and your uploaded picture is a view of the generator. What I have no clue is the pivot and mounting/lock bolts for the power steering pump. There are about 4 or 5 bolts on the back of the P/S pump, and I don't know which ones to loosen. Any more help highly appreciated!

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 7:11 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help, mmprince! Which one are the pivot the PS mountin bolt please? There are several back there, and I don't know how to identify. Million thanks!

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 7:14 AM
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_1_47.jpg



Tension on the power steering belt is adjusted by means of an idler pulley (some models may use just a lower adjusting bracket setup-similar to alternator adjustment service procedure). Loosen the lock bolt and turn the adjusting bolt on the idler pulley until the desired tension is felt and then tighten the lock bolt.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 10:30 AM
Tiny
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Thank you all for your answers and help! Really appreciated!

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 3:52 PM
Tiny
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  • 1996 TOYOTA COROLLA
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When I start the car there is a squeel then when I put it into gear it turns into a louder higher pitched chirp. I just changed the alternator beltt and the belt is tight. The squeel stops once the car is warmed up.

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If you replaced the belt you should have replaced the tensioner spray water on belt and if noise goes away replace tensioner

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The alternator is used to tighten the tension, this car doesnt have regular tensioners.

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Then put a belt tension gauge on the belt and see if it's tight enough.

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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How to change a 1.8 liter engine power steering belt?
Or how to tighten?

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Loosen the pump bolt and pull at belt to get the belt to slacken for removal.
Reverse procedure for installation and retighten pump bolt after getting correctbelt tension.

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
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Steering problem
1994 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 180000 miles

Is it feasable to replace a broken power steering belt on my car if I am somewhat mechanically inclined? I have worked on my Ford truck so I am better with American cars. Or should I just head to a service station? Is this a job that can be done in my driveway?

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

It is possible to replace it in the drive way, you will have to jack it up and remove the wheel, as this will make the access to the pump bolts easier, have a go you should be ok with this.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
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I want to replace the steering belt because of squeaking sound & found out that it is already sliding when I turned the wheel to the fullest right & left, do you have a video of how to replace it?

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hey HENRY

That is not to bad of a job, here is a diagram that will show you what you are in for.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/toyota/corolla/1994

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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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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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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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

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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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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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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A tensioner tool is available from most autoparts stores for rental.

Try a socket on a long ratchet.

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