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Does the idler pulley run on the inside or outside of fan belt on a Toyota Landcruiser GX 4500 EFI 2000 model ?

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I'm not positive but usually all idler pulleys ride on the outside of the belt because most of the belts have ridges or notches on the inside portion of the belt and that would overwork the already overworked idler pulley. Like I say, I'm not 100% sure but that's usually the norm.

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Idler pulley bracket where can I buy one or is there an alternative to it

you need to post year, make, model and what engine?
also which idler pulley? I'm guessing you're probably looking at the accessories drive belt ("fan belt") idler pulley bracket.
Is this a serpentine belt.
a lot of cars use Idler and or tensioner pulleys on the timing belt/chain. the Idlers often don't have brackets
why are you replacing the bracket? did you break it? or do you just need the pulley? I normally replace both pulleys (idler and tensioner) when replacing either one.
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There are constantly questions on the routing of a serpentine belt for various makes and models of engines. The routing of a serpentine belt follows a set pattern, irrespective of the vehicle and by applying a little logic, replacing a belt is not a difficult job.
First rule is that the inside of the belt where the ribbing is, goes around the outside of the grooved pulleys, and these are usually the pulleys that drive parts drawing some power, eg, alternator, power steering pump, AC compressor etc. The water pump is mostly driven by the outside of the belt and the other one or two smooth pulleys would be the tensioner and sometimes an idler wheel.
To fit a belt, view and note all the pulleys that are in line with each other. Loosen off the tensioner pulley, lay the belt across the top two grooved pulleys and pass it over the crankshaft pulley at the bottom. Now pass it over the the other grooved pulleys and work it behind the smooth pulleys so that there is very little slack left in the belt. Make sure that all the pulleys in the routing of the belt have been engaged and that the belt is running straight. Now tighten up the tensioner until the section of the belt that has the longest straight run can be twisted through about 90 deg. without exerting too much force. Turn the engine over several times with the starter and check that the belt is still tight and running on its pulleys.
A hint, before fitting the new belt, feel all the pulleys, especially the tensioner and the idler pulley for play in the bearings. Check the water pump pulley and look for signs of water seepage from the seal drain hole. Replace any parts that appear suspect.
If you feel that you would be more secure with some assistance, feel free to post a question and any number of our experts will be only too willing to give you routing diagrams and hints on fitting a serpentine belt for your specific application.

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On the standard (non twincam) engine the belt runs on the outside of all accessories and goes inside on the idler and tensioner. The idler is the upper pulley, so loop the belt near the water pump on that one. The tensioner you know because you are rotating it with a large wrench to get the belt on. It loops towards the front of the car and the power steering pump pulley.

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Good morning we have a 1999 Toyota Landcruiser 100 4500 efi gx. The instrument cluster has gone dead i.e. Rpm temps gauges the works! Any idea where the problem could be? Regards Paulo

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Around the outside of power steering pulley,under idler,over a/c comp,around alternator,over fan pulley, around crank pulley, over water pump. The backside of the belt contacts the idler, fan and water pump.

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I have a 2000 ML320 and my idler pulley chattered how do i fix also my cerpertine belt is shredded. can you provide a diagrahm and or route. prob # 2 windows do not roll up,they are all stuck in the last...

All the bearings on all the accessory points in the belt path are subject to seizure. The tensioner pulley and the idler are especially suspect. All the pulleys must turn easily and smoothly by hand. If there is noise, grinding or rough action, replace the item that's bad. The belt must be replaced if it's not perfect. The route is shown in your owner manual, but it goes around the outside of all the items with the exception of the fan blades and the tensioner. Thus, it goes from the alternator in to the fan, back out to the idler, over to the power steering, down to the A/C, to the tensioner, down to the crank, and back up to the fan. To put the new one on, put a 15 mm socket on the nut in the middle of the tensioner pulley, and pull it all the way down to allow the belt to pass over the pulley. The windows should not all stop at once, unless there's a blown fuse to the control panel. Do the mirrors work?

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Cannot get it back on car

Ok. To start with check to make sure all the pulleys, idlers and equip is all there If this car is 1998 Ford Escort with 2.0 L. not ZX2 you should have 6 pulleys. You will need some metric wrenches to move the tensioner pulley. Starting at the bottom this should be the Crank shaft the belt runs on the outside of the pulley . Next to the right should be an A/C and the belt runs on the outside of this pulley next is the idler the belt runs on the inside of this one. top most pulley should be the Power steering the belt runs on the outside of this pulley and goes over to the alternator outside of this one also last is the Tensioner assembly the belt runs on the inside of this one. Now is when you need the metric wrench some are 15mm some are 16mm. You have to move the tensioner pulling to the outside to release the tension and slip the belt on. It may be easier to slip the belt off the power steering and behind the tensioner pulley then release the tensioner and have some one else slip the belt on. sbfd00001.png I Found a picture up it not the right way up the CS is the crankshaft and it's on the bottom picture should be turn 90 degrees to the left.

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