Replacing Belt on 2006 AWD Auto

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tercelerator
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Replacing Belt on 2006 AWD Auto

Post by tercelerator » Mon May 13, 2019 12:01 pm

How difficult is it too replace the alternator etc belt in the Vibe?

When I was swapping out my intake manifold gasket I noticed the belt was uniformly cracked all over. Looks to be the beginning of the end of this belt and wanted to swap it out myself but am unsure if this is above my abilities or not.
Thanks for you time

zbyers
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Re: Replacing Belt on 2006 AWD Auto

Post by zbyers » Tue May 14, 2019 3:25 am

The serpentine belt is relatively easy to replace. You may find it beneficial to put it up on ramps, and have someone under the car help route the belt/hold it in place. There will be the ABS lines, and AC lines in the way, but otherwise 1ZZ is pretty easy as the belt tensioner itself doesn't round out as easily as the 2ZZ.

I would just make sure you have a long enough wrench/ratchet to be able to get a good amount of pull on it. And when pulling the tensioner to loosen it, when it stops you STOP!!!. Otherwise you will round it out and then have to replace the whole belt tensioner assembly.

I'd say tops of 30min job in the driveway, barring anything going wrong.
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Re: Replacing Belt on 2006 AWD Auto

Post by tercelerator » Tue May 14, 2019 8:12 am

Good stuff.
Thanks for the overview and advice.
TOOLS:
-ramps
-long enough wrench
-extra set of hands
-knowledge! (Step by step)

Thanks again, appreciate it.

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Re: Replacing Belt on 2006 AWD Auto

Post by zbyers » Tue May 14, 2019 9:09 am

Here is a write up for you from DIY My Toyota. http://www.diymytoyota.com/corolla/repl ... tine-belt/
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Re: Replacing Belt on 2006 AWD Auto

Post by Bookworm » Tue May 14, 2019 6:01 pm

Caveat. It's a tight fit for your forearm. If you have large arms, get someone else to help, especially if they can get underneath while you work on top.

I had a hide rash/scar for months after changing mine the last time.

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Re: Replacing Belt on 2006 AWD Auto

Post by tercelerator » Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 pm

Youch.
This is great. Thanks for the link and the caveat.

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