Question about 1993 Toyota Camry
How do I release tension on belt so it can be changed
Jack up the passenger side and remove the tire. Remove the splash shield. You will see the bolt that holds the power steering pump tight on the adjuster on the bottom side of the pump. Loosen that bolt. Pull down on the belt and the pump should move toward the engine and the belt will be loose enoug to remove. To install use a pry bar in between the pump and the engine. There is a lot of plastic so be aware of where you are prying. One the belt is tight tighten the adjuster bolt. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!
Posted on Feb 19, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i believe its a 15mm racthet on the tensioner . just put it on the tensioner and pull it down to loosen the belt
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
there is a bolt attached to the idler arm, if you get the right size socket and a good wrench, you have to pull the idler arm. it will pull the entire tensioner and the belt will be loose
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
take a look some pullies are spring loaded and it may require a ( not recommend unless stuck) but a pry bar. if spring loaded is the case there should be a tool that you could rent that is use for prying the pulley.
Note: make sure to release slowly so not to damage pulley.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
The arm on the tensioner (the roller which presses against the belt to give it tension) should have a hole in it for a 1/2" drive on the end of a ratchet or breaker bar.
Inserting the ratchet or breaker bar in this hole will allow you to move the arm, releasing the tension on the belt.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.
Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine
Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine
Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
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