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The fan/alternator belt broke on my '93 Toyota Pickup (4 cyl). I'm not certain how to get the new belt installed, but look like the other belt in front of it needs to come off first - then install the new belt, and reinstall the front belt. I can't figure out how to loosen the pulley(s) on the front belt to get the belt off. What's the secret here?

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  • terry_stoa Jul 26, 2009

    I see where that tension-adjusting bolt is - but in order to get the belt around the drive pulley (I think where the timing marks are) and the gan and alternator pulleys... I think I need to remove the (good) belt that's in front of it. Do you know how to do that? I take a photo just in case - and can post it later if that would help out.

  • terry_stoa Jul 26, 2009

    Yes, I see where that particular bolt is... but the first job is to remove the good belt that's towards the front of the car - not what it drives. I'm not sure what to loosen in order to remove the good belt first - which gives me access to the main pulley where the timing marks appear to be. I can post a photo later if that will help.

    1. How do I remove the front-most belt?
      (assuming I need to do this to get the replacement fan/alternator belt on their respective pulleys)

  • terry_stoa Jul 27, 2009

    Well... I did get the good belt off and the replacement belt in place. Gotta call a pro to get things tightened up again, though. Oh, well.



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There is a bold that holds the alternator to the bracket. Loosen that bold and tip the alternator toward the engine. Place a new belt on, making sure you catch all of the pulleys. Pivot the alternator away from the engine to tighten the belt. When belt is tight, re-secure the bolt you loosened earlier.

Have a great day!

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  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Jul 26, 2009

    On the center of the pulley that holds the good belt, there should be a bold that you need to loosen. If I'm not mistaken, that is the power steering belt. Check the link below for instructions on how to remove the good belt:

    Hope this helps.



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