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How do I go about changing the small belt that goes to the power steering pump on 1998 Toyota Camry with the 2.2 engine

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You need to remove the AC/Alternator belt first. There is a pivot bolt on the alternator that needs to be loosened. It faces toward the driver's side under the alternator. Then on top there is a long bolt that needs to be loosened. As it loosens push the alternator down and you will get enough slack to remove the belt.

For the power steering belt, remove the front passenger-side wheel. You will see a black cover(called a fender apron)- remove it. I believe the bolts are 10mm. You can now see the power steering pump- look at the side of the pump that faces the firewall. You will see another long bolt (similar to the AC/Alternator adjustment bolt), loosen it some and push the pump to get slack in the belt.

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