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How do I replace the drive belt tensioner on a 2008 toyota highlander?

The pulley makes a squeeking noise

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Is it the wheel or the belt that is squeaking if its the wheel take the wheel off and give it a wash to remove all traces of oil as that could be the problem. Re grease the shaft to help with friction. Not oil grease. Give your belt a clean too. If still squeaky put powdered chalk on it. Can get this from hardware store used for chalk string lines. Put on belt while running but be careful where your hand are. Where safety glasses and dust mask as will be messy. If you dont feel confident enuf to do this kinda thing do not atempt. Remember the belt is turning at a speed that will take your fingers off if you get to close.

To get belt off. Dont be silly dont use a screw driver. So engine is OFF. On the top of the tensioner is a bolt that release the pulley. Take belt off. Undo the other bolts securing the tensioner to the motor and repeat in reverse to replace with new unit. Hope this helps pm me if your having problems at

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