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How do you release the engine belt on a Toyota Rav4

2001 mod 2litre with air con i need to release the belt so i can replace with a new belt. Thanks

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First be sure to note the routing.
there is a tension pulley (check the diagram stiker on hood or crossmember) using a serpentine belt tool fit the correct socket on center nut of tensioner and pull to release tension. If tensioner will not move either way or does not spring fully back replace.

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