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Can just the pulley be replaced on a 2005 4 cyl camry serpentine belt tensioner assembly? Hydraulic assembly is fine and seems silly to pay around 175 for the whole part if just the bearing on the pulley is going...if yes, part number?

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  • stephen Chiquoine May 21, 2011


    No disrespect intended but this isn't an answer.....the OEM part shows as an arm w/ a hydraulic unit and a pulley....I just want to know if the pulley can be replaced and what the part number is for just the pulley>

  • stephen Chiquoine May 21, 2011

    not sure what happened to my first reply to my first "answer"....

    anyway, w/ all due respect...the first answer I got wasnt really an answer ("try a junk yard")

    any one actually had one of these off and know if the pulley alone can be replaced?



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The tensioner is only sold as a complete part, arm and pulley, I show it to be less than $100.00 Here is the web site I use for parts and the part number of the tensioner assembly.

DAYCO Part # 89360 {#89360FN} Belt Tensioner Assembly
can just the pulley be - us.gif ca.gif Automatic Belt Tensioner $96.79 [USD]

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Probably a dealer or salvage yard item but yes.

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How do you install abelt tension pulley on a 2002 camry

Do yourself a favor and go buy the whole tensioner assembly. Should be about a hundred bucks at a parts store. Yours is 10 years old and the spring in the tensioner is usually the bad part, not the pulley. Since the pulley has bearings however we replace the whole shootin' match.

Open the hood and look around for the little decal which shows a long wrench moving a pulley. That is a clue on how to let tension off the serpentine belt so you can pull it aside. Do as it suggests, you can put a pipe over a regular wrench for more leverage, check with Mr. Archimedes, or you can zip tie a broom handle to it. A shop will have a special longa** wrench. You know this would also be a great time to replace the serpentine belt unless you are sure it has already been replaced.

Take out the three bolts holding the tensioner in, put the new one in via reverse order, put the belt back on and you are done. If you bust a bolt, call a shop and a tow truck as you are screwed.

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How do i release the tension belt ... cant seem to find bolt being referred to in other docs

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  • Step 7 Crank the S-60 and look over the serpentine belt with the motor running. Let the engine run for about one minute and shut the engine off. Close the hood.
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    Replacing a sepentine belt on a 2003 toyota camry 4 cylinder

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    so i decided to change my serpentine/accesory belt. i thought i'd share a little info while i was at it. my car is a california 2003 toyota camry LE 2az-fe. instructions apply to most 2az-fe fwd cars, including gen5/5.5 camry, gen 6 camry, and scion tC. i'm not sure about the 2az-fe highlander and rav4.

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    • beverage of your own choice (keep out of engine bay of course wink.gif ).
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      Quote: Originally Posted by Metallidad viewpost.gif I used an 18" breaker bar on the tensioner. I think what you have to remember is that the tensioner is hydraulic, not a spring. It doesn't move very fast since you are working against hydraulic pressure. Slow steady pressure will be enough. At least for me.^good note on the tensioner and what to expect.
      Quote: Originally Posted by Camry5genrocks Good info. For the Drive bolt, was easy to put it back?with the diagram, the drive bolt is supposed to be removed. i had no trouble or setbacks by not removing the drive bolt, therefore i did not include the removal/re-install of the drive bolt in my instructions. any pulley removal is an extra step that's not needed in my opinion.
      Quote: Originally Posted by Camry5genrocks where are the drive belt tensioner and the drive bolt in the picture? is the tensioner you are talking about just below the belt?the drive belt tensioner is composed of a pulley, swing arm, and hydrualic shock to provide pressure on the belt. the location of the "drive bolt" is shown below, along with the actual swing arm (tensioner assembly) and the bolt you're supposed to turn (highlighted green) in order to compress the tensioner
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    • update Quote: Originally Posted by touringcamry It really helps to have two people doing this because of the amount of force required to move the tensioner. You also omitted a lot of steps such as removing the front passenger wheel, wheel well liner, engine mount, and engine cover.another person can help by compressing the tensioner, while the installer is using two hands to position the belt. on the other hand, i managed to do it by myself in under 10 minutes, and i don't consider myself an extremely strong person. but another person significantly can help no doubt.
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    I am try to replace the serpintine belt for the power steering on

    This answer is for a 2003 Toyota Camry listed by the Asker under the 2001 Toyota Avalon Category

    Click on the following direct Link. It has the Serpentine Belt Diagram.

    Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with a Tensioner:
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    2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
    3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
    4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

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    b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
    c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
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    While it is a possibility, having the tensioner lose tension seems more probable that it locking up as the mechanics have stated. You seem to know what you are talking about, so why not try throwing a wrench on it and turning it towards the serpentine belt? Then you can see for yourself if it has seized or not. It is the small pulley that doesn't seem to power anything like your AC compressor, alternator, fan, crank, powr streering. match a wrench to the size of the bolt and turn it, if it moves take the belt off (noting how it goes) and put the new one on saving you 280 dollars.

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    I dont have a diagram to run serpentine belt to a toyota camry 03


    Replacing Serpentine belt on a Toyota camry 2003—

    Step 1--Examine the belt placement of your Toyota Camry fan belt so that you will remember how to put it back once you have removed it. Refer to the vehicle owner's manual for further information. Locate the pivot bolt on the front passenger side of the engine. Loosen the pivot bolt with a socket wrench.

    Step 2--Loosen the adjustment locking bolt that is just below the tensioner pulley with a socket wrench, and then loosen the tensioner pulley to allow the belt to move free.

    Step 3--Check the belt for any signs of cracking or irregular wear, so you can fix any problems that may exist with the pulleys. Remove the fan belt from the pulleys on the engine and take it out of the engine compartment.

    Step 4--Wrap the new fan belt around each of the pulleys the same way it came out. When you have the belt in place, tighten the tensioner pulley with a socket wrench.

    Step 5--Tighten the adjustment locking bolt and the pivot bolt with a socket wrench, and then look over the engine to check that everything is back in place.

    Step 6--Turn the vehicle engine on and watch it for a few minutes to verify that everything is operating properly, then turn the engine off.

    Please refer to these links for serpentine belt diagrams—

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    Serpentine belt on a Toyota camry Link 2

    Please do accept the solution and revert for further assistance.


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