How To Replace Drive Belt Tensioner Toyota Camry




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arvell knox: is there a torque spec for those bolts?

angelisone: No audio. What, can't talk?
Lousy built car just like many Nissin/Infiniti with crappy plastic valve covers.

mark buller: Worked great. You need to jack the car take the wheel off then put it on a jack stand. Then place jack under the oil pan, take off the motor mount and then jack the engine up a few inches. That was a little unclear but the key is raising that engine. That frees up the thing. That bolt holding it on cant be taken off until you get the tensioner off no matter what you do. Thanks, very informative video, it worked for me and it wasn't a bunch of unnecessary garble. Right to the point in under five mins. I love it. Thanks.

mark buller: hmmm have it all the way to ready to take out but didn't take off the motor mount. Probably why I can't get it out.

Tanner Elmore: that adapters a lil much but hey good info much-needed.

Matt Giannini: this video was a huge help!! thanks!

Boris Dubinsky: On 4-cylinder Highlander 2006, the long bolt can be taken out without lifting the engine. There is enough room between a fully extended bolt and the wall.
Start with removing lower nut and then as upper bolt removal progresses, move tensioner along towards the wall. Once the bolt fully unscrewed, the tensioner will drop down.
To install new tensioner, first secure long bolt with a masking tape, flash with the right wall of the tensioner. This will keep the bolt fixed in place as you navigate the tensioner assembly. Get it first aligned with the lower bolt and put a nut on, just a bit loose, to allow to wiggle the assy. Line-up the upper bolt to its intended position. Your are done after that. Put the belt back on.

Josh J: Same car e brake is sluggish

GERRARD9292: hi mate
I tried to serpentine belt off.. 19mm socket.. but it's too strong could not do it.
what can I do ? pulled all the way but..belt won't come out..

Rex Parrish: Just picked up my 02 Camry from the shop with the belt tensioner installed. Here is what I was told, there is a lower motor mount to the side of the crank pulley. The bolt on top of the mount must be removed so that when you raise the engine, the engine actually raises to allow clearance to the bolt to clear when removing and installing the belt tensioner. While this is not a must for removing the tensioner, it is an absolute must when installing the tensioner.

Rex Parrish: I appreciate your prompt response.  Like I said, your video was super and aided me immensely in removing the tensioner but going back in with the new one just didn't workout for me.  I am still pondering what I failed to do.  I keep asking myself what is it that I failed to do.  I mean I jacked the passenger side of the engine well beyond 2" and was still unable to clear the side of the engine compartment to get the bolt started.  I even considered grinding out a chunk of metal out of the side of the engine compartment to aid me but opted out for fear I would damage the AC line that runs along the engine compartment.  In any event super video, just wished you would, once again do a video on installing the new tensioner once the old one is removed.  Many thanks.

Rex Parrish: Not being able to install the new tensioner after removing the old one, is still bugging me! Do I somehow slide the new tensioner with the bolt in it? If so, how do I do this? I jacked up the engine so high on the passenger side via the oil pan, I was afraid I would brake the engine mount but luckily I didn't. Do I slide the tensioner into position without the bolt and then try to insert the bolt? I was actually thinking about cutting a chunk of metal out of the way just to aid in mounting the bolt. Any advice for next time? I had the car towed to a shop to have the new tensioner and new belt installed.

Rex Parrish: Sure would have been nice to see how you reinstalled the tensioner. Followed your video in every aspect to remove the tensioner. Which by the way worked great. I never could position the new tensioner correctly to mount it. I mean I tried and tried many times. Finally I put the tire back on and had it towed to a repair shop to have the new tensioner and new belt installed. So if you could do a video on installing the belt tensioner once the old one is removed would be a great lesson for me.

Ash qelon: Ok, my turn next.
2005 camry project.

I suspect amazon for ordering the timing belt kit or a local part store??
Any recommendations?
do you suggest the water pump replace too?
Any oil seal you think needs replacement or just the timing belt only?
Trying to gather what should be done so sorry for all the questions.
Any gaskets you suggest to get like valve cover  and plug seals if it has them.?
Looks about like the Honda accord project I did  recently.
About 4-6 hours for task??

Thx..

7smr: It is much easier to remove that long bolt by removing the transverse engine mount at the bottom and jacking the engine slightly higher above that cross member to get a much better clearance ! (nice tools by the way)

Edward Prete: such a horribly poor design, no clearance and no formal gasket for the timing cover if the work you need to do, is that deep in.

Marlowe Gonzales: i love the fact that he didnt do a bunch of blah blah blah got right to the point no words needed

Kenneth Knight: As has happened as described below, I broke off the bolt head by using improper force on the tensioner.  My bad!  Now how do I get the belt off to replace the tensioner?  Just cut the belt?

doug johnson: thank you.

Paul Hofmann: Came out just like you said. Thank you. 
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