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Procedure to change serpentine belt 2006 toyota tacoma?

What is the procedure to change serpentine belt on my tacoma? where is the tension pulley, WHAT TOOLS REQUIRED? diagrams.

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  • neumann_haro Feb 07, 2009

    The diagram is a big help, not sure which pulley is the tension one. great info though.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    need a diagram to replace the serpentine belt

  • fly fisher Mar 21, 2009

    Which one is the tensioner pulley!?!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    tighten power steering belt

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On my 2005 Tacoma with the 4.0L V6, I found it easier to change the belt from under the truck. Just remove the skid pan. Plenty of room to install the belt. The tensioner pulley is the one at about 2-o'clock from the crankshaft with the belt nearly all the way around it.

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  • TexAg94 Aug 25, 2010

    This is true, it's much easier to change it from under the truck.. Route the belt around all of the sheaves except the A/C compressor, then pull down the tensioner and slip the belt onto the compressor sheave. My truck is an 05 Tacoma with the 4.0 as well. I think it's next to impossible to do it from the top by yourself.

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    mhop Apr 13, 2014

    Thanks much for this advice. I also have a 2005 Tacoma, and my ol' man helped me navigate the forest of pulleys to get the new one on. It did get done primarily from the bottom, but I helped to loop under and over some pulleys from the top. You'll find it easier to take off that big aircleaner plastic cap with the V-6 logo to help you see from the top. Also check out the service manual page on the customtacos website here: http://www.customtacos.com/tech.old/file...

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    Add a CThanks much for this advice. I also have a 2005 Tacoma, and my ol' man helped me navigate the forest of pulleys to get the new one on. It did get done primarily from the bottom, but I helped to loop under and over some pulleys from the top. You'll find it easier to take off that big aircleaner plastic cap with the V-6 logo to help you see from the top. Also check out the service manual page on the customtacos website here: http://www.customtacos.com/tech.old/file...

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You will need to Locate the Belt Tensioner. It has a Large Pulley on a Bracket that Has a Bolt in the Middle and a Smaller Pulley that Goes Under the Belt and Holds Tension on it. You will need to get a Wratchet, Socket, and Cheater Bar. Turn the Bolt On the Top Large Pulley with the Wratchet and Cheater Bar. This will Lower the Smaller Pulley So that you will be Able to Remove the Belt. Please Rate My Response! Thanks! P.S. the link below is for the Belt Routing Diagram.
http://www.mvreader.com/multiview/dayco/catalogSearch.php?autoCatalogSearch=1&make=TOYOTA&model=TACOMA&year=2006&year_from=&year_to=&engine=All&l=n

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Thanks, No Problem on the Help! The Tensioner will be Close to the Top of the Pulley System for Access. This is a Standard Location on All Makes and Models.

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Do not forget to check/replace the idlers too. I also highly recommend a Goodyear Gatorback belt as a replacement. Better than OEM IMO.

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