1998 TOYOTA COROLLA HOW DO I CHANGE BELT - SERPENTINE BY MY

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  • deepbluesea1226
  • 1998 Toyota Corolla

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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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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 2:29 PM

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  • mmprince4000
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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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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 8:21 AM
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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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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 AT 5:01 PM
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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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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 6:48 AM
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Thank you guys. I finally got the belt out.

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Friday, February 5th, 2010 AT 8:29 PM
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Great news.

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

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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 7:40 AM
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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

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 8:25 PM

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