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How easy to change an alternator belt on a '99 T4R Limited?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Zman2k2, May 8, 2014.

  1. May 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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    Zman2k2

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    So I took my wife's Runner to the dealer for an oil change. Yes, I know, I paid too much, but my knee is bad, and I hate where the Runner's oil filter is located. Anyways, they mentioned on inspection that the alternator belt is cracking. When I got it home, I checked, and indeed there are some cracks in the ribs of the belt. Looking at the front of the engine, there's 2 other belts that are in the way of me changing this one belt. Do I have to pull off the PS and AC belts, in order to access the alt. belt, or is there an easier way? Thanks.
     
  2. May 8, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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    BestGen

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    Unfortunately there's no way around it. U have to remove the PS and AC belt to get to it. It's the same way on the 22RE. Might as well replace them all while ur at it.
     
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  3. May 8, 2014 at 3:55 PM
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    Okay, thanks. Not a bad idea to do them all.
     
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    Take off fan shroud,
    take off skid plate,
    unscrew ac tensioner, power steering tensioner, alternator,
    take off fan,
    take off all belts,
    put on in reverse order.

    It really makes sense to do all of them at one time. Theoretically is possible to change just the one, but you will still have to de tension all of the belts. The only part that sucks is the power steering pump belt tensioner.

    Hope that helps.
     
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