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I was driving my toyota duet for three days with check engine alarm on the dashboard and yesterday suddenly the steering became hard. On the dash board the battery light was on. I kept driving to home (11km). Today i did one test, started the engine and disconnected the battery, the engine stoped. Then i realized that there,re no power from the alternator. i checked to find one of three belts was completely damaged. I can't get both size and model number of that belt. And, what was the problem of the engine before the broken belt?

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  • Peter Matovolwa Oct 04, 2010

    Slipping of the belt could be the reason for check-engine and, check-battery meant it was not charging. Probably if i replace the belt, both checks will go off. My problem now is to get the size and model number of the belt. I don't want to drive the car to the repair center.

  • Peter Matovolwa Oct 05, 2010

    thank you for the help about check engine. What about the size of the belt or model number. I would like also to have a repair manual

  • Peter Matovolwa Oct 06, 2010

    unfortunately Haynes doesn't have Repair manual for Toyota Duet. I once purchased repair manual for Nissan X-trail from Tradebit but they also don't have it. Can you help me get the manual of the car that is close to Toyota Duet?

  • Peter Matovolwa Oct 07, 2010

    thanks tunde007, i hope it'll work

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Hi, once you have the check engine light/alarm on any car, you must have the engine CPU scanned first for trouble code's before proceeding to repair irrespective of any sign or damage on the car. This can only be administered with the assistance of a diagnostic computer (OBD-II) scan tool. You can purchase this tool, at your local auto parts store, or you can just have the scan ran at yourlocal auto zone parts store, free of charge. Once the diagnostic scan is administered, you will be able to isolate the issues that have caused the check engine alarm/light to illuminate.
This scan tool will display a print out code and the location of the issue, on the engine, as well. There are Many issues that will cause the engine alarm/light to illuminate.

Most times the check engine alarm/light comes up, it has to do with the engine itself but you can only isolate the main part of the faulty engine by using the scan tool or else you will keep on guessing.

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    Tunde Autos Oct 05, 2010

    You can get the repair manual from Haynes, which will also help you as regards the model and size of the belt...

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Oct 06, 2010

    Hi, Haynes will be in a better position to recommend a manual that is close and similar to your Toyota Duet.....

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