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Change belts 01 avalon 2 visible belts 1 is the altenator belt what is the other one.Is it a big job to change both

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  • jcc090803 Jan 17, 2009

    I have a New Fan Belt or I guess it is called the alternator belt for a 2001 Toyota Avalon. It looks like there is a screw that will loosed the belt on the bottom side of the alternator. If I loosen that screw is it kind of like a tensioner will that loosed the belt enough to slide off and replace the new one? Or is ther something else to do when you replace that belt?



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The other one is the power steering belt and they are fairly easy to change.

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