Inspect Drive Belt

HINT:

Since the belt tensioner is used, checking the belt tension is not necessary. a. Visually check the drive belt for excessive wear, frayed cords etc. If necessary, replace the drive belt. HINT:

• Cracks on the rib side of a drive belt are considered acceptable. If the drive belt has chunks missing from the ribs, it should be replaced.

• The drive belt tension can be released by turning the belt tensioner counterclockwise. The pulley bolt for the belt tensioner has a left-hand thread.

2007 ELECTRICAL Charging - Sequoia b. Check the belt tensioner operation.

• Check that the belt tensioner moves downward when the drive belt is pressed down at the points indicated in the illustration with approx. 98 N (10 kgf, 22.0 lbf) of force.

• Check the alignment of the belt tensioner pulley to make sure the drive belt does not slipped off the pulley.

If necessary, replace the belt tensioner.

• Check that the arrow mark on the belt tensioner falls within area A of the scale. If it is outside area A, replace the drive belt.

HINT:

• When a new belt is installed, it should lie within area B. If not, the drive belt is not correct.

• After installing a belt, check that it fits properly in the ribbed grooves.

• Check by hand to confirm that the belt does not slipped out of the groove on the bottom of the pulley.

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Fig. 5: Checking Belt Tensioner

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

Fig. 5: Checking Belt Tensioner

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

7. REMOVE ENGINE UNDER COVER NO.1

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