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Need to take power steering belt off

1991 toyota tercel.

.we need to change belt for Alternator ( no problem here), but first we need to take off the belt that is used for power steering pump. which of the 3 pulleys that this one belt is on do we uses to slack of tension

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  • Tatonka-tato Jan 16, 2009

    Okay....then just how do you back off the tension.. The alternator belt ajustment is very noticeable..

    the other has 3 pulleys one at bottom runs both belts....other runs power steering.. then the 3rd which I am thinking is the tension pully..but just what do I do here..can't see anything from the top but from under the car just looks like a pully with a very shallow bolt head in the middle

    I love working on my cars but never done a double belted car
    Thanks


  • Tatonka-tato Jan 16, 2009

    Okay....then just how do you back off the tension.. The alternator belt ajustment is very noticeable..

    the other has 3 pulleys one at bottom runs both belts....other runs power steering.. then the 3rd which I am thinking is the tension pully..but just what do I do here..can't see anything from the top but from under the car just looks like a pully with a very shallow bolt head in the middle

    I love working on my cars but never done a double belted car
    Thanks

  • Tatonka-tato Jan 18, 2009

    Jan 17

    I found the Answer..THANKS to Toyota them selves.


    ...first you raise front of car up and block safely.. and don't for get to block your back wheels

    then crawl under and look up to where the power steering pump is and you will see a adjusting bold on the motor with a slide to the power steering pump..

    .loosen it and then you will also see another a threaded type screw... turn it as far as it will let you and what this does is pulled down your power steering pump and then you take off that belt

    so now I put on the alternator belt ( the one I needed to change) and then replace the power steering belt back on and repeat the process back wards to take it off....

    so simple


  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I need to replace the tension pulley for the power steering pump. Do you have any simple instructions/ things to look out for?
    Thanks

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For The Power Steering Pump Belt Removal Loosen The Adjuster And Pivot Bolts And Remove The Belt.

The Pivot Is Located Right Between The Two Pulleys For The Power Steering.


For The Alternator Which You Said Is Easy But Just In Case I'll Provide. On Most Models You Remove The Adjustment And Pivot Bolts. Remove All Three And You Should Be Free

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    Zach Williams Aug 17, 2013

    Having the WORST time loosening the Power Steering pump pivot bolt... can't seem to get the right tools together... any tips?

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Look for the pully with nothing connected to it! this will adjust the tension!

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You should be able to loosen the lower bolt on the Alternator, and the other bolt across from it. This will allow you to pull the alternator in allowing removal of the belt.

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The pulley that doesn't appear to drive anything is the tensioner

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    Roberta Smith Jan 16, 2009

    Look at the bracket.. i suspect it's spring loaded... you will see a sqare hole in it. that will fit a 3/8 " socket head... use a rachet or a long bar with the socket head on the end and move it that way. it should swing in or out.

    Enough to get the belt off at least.

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Its the middle one pulley that you need to sort out first to get access and carry on the work further.

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