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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 11-17 Toyota Camry

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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 11-17 Toyota Camry

Created on: 2019-04-11

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, noisy, squeaky, worn or groaning serpentine belt tensioneron 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Toyota Camry

  1. step 1 :Removing the Serpentine Belt
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Insert the 14mm head and extended tool to the tensioner bolt
    • Turn the tensioner counterclockwise to loosen the belt and hold it
    • Pull the belt off
    • Release the tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner counterclockwise to loosen the belt and hold it and hold the belt
    • Pull the belt off of the crank
    • Release the tensioner
    • Pull the belt off by hand
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts form the wheel well liner
    • Remove the wheel well liner
    • Loop the belt around the harmonic balancer
    • Bring it around the A/C Pulley
    • Bring it around the tensioner
    • Bring it around the belt tensioner
    • Bring it around the water pump
    • Bring it under the idler pulley
    • Pull the belt over the alternator
    • Insert the wheel well trim into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the wheel well

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies


  • Ratchets & Related


  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Serpentine Belt Removal Tool

Installation Video
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Hey, everyone. Sue here from 1A Auto, and today we have our 2013 Toyota Camry in the shop. It's got the 3.5 liter in it, the V6, and I'm going to show you how to remove and replace the serp belt. If you need that part or any other part for your car, click on the link below and hit on a little

To remove the serpentine belt, you need a specialty dual or a really long wrench. On this case, it's a 14mm head on a tensioner bolt. I've got the open end on our extended handle, and we sell this tool on 1A Auto site and it comes with several other sockets and an extension for angles, and I can use it just with this one with the crows foot.

I'm going to slide it right on the bolt with the tensioner, and you're going to go counterclockwise, so I'm going to go back like this. Now you can see the belt has no tension on it. I'm just going to reach down and take the belt off. It does cause to be a little careful because heaven forbid the tool should slip and your fingers are down there. Once the belt is off, just take the tension off and take the tool so you don't have to worry about it. Take it off all the pullies. The crank is probably going to be the hardest one to reach from up on top here.

Now I have the belt off of every pulley except for the crank and the actual tensioner, and you can't get the tool out because the tension is all the way down and it's bottoming out on the top radiator rail. What I do is I leave the belt on the crank and I'm going to hold the belt. I'm going to pull this pulley up and I'm going to hold onto the belt as fast as I can and as strong as I can to take the tool off. And it came off the creek. I took the belt, it's around the crank around the pulley and I brought it up back here under this wishbone mount motor support, so now I can take the tension right off and slowly let go of the belt. Then I just slide the belt up off the crank. Pull it right out.

Access the harmonic balancer. We took the tire off. You might be able to turn it to the side if you don't want to take your tire off, but for us and for you, visual, we took the tire off to make it easier. Then you have this splash shield right here with two bolts holding it in. That's a little 10mm socket. I'm gonna take that off. Now, Toyota usually has one more in there. It might be a clip. Let's see what we got? Yep, just a clip and it's a nice little push pin like most of Toyota's things are. Then we go. Take that cover right off.

Now we're going to install our serpentine belt, aka drive belt on a Camry. I'm going to bring it down to the top here and I'm going to show you a diagram of how the belt goes in case you don't have access to one or if you didn't take a good picture, just make it easier for you. It's going to lookp down over the harmonic balancer, around the tensioner, and then come off the harmonic balancer. Sorry. Let's do that together. Let's see if we can get both of them all down there together.

Now that the serp belt is put on, everything looks good. Check it, make sure it's all in line with the pulleys, not off one by one gear. You know, one line of tooth. Before I put the shield on and the fender well, I like to run the car because I want to run it, make sure it goes around several times, make sure it doesn't slide off or I can't foresee something and it is off a rib, you don't want to have it all back together and then you got to do it all over again. So we'll start her up and make sure it looks good.

Now that we've run our vehicle, I'm going to put the vendor shield on. remember that had that nose piece that went up in the front here that's got that little plastic push pin. So, first thing I'm going to do is one of the top bolts on. And I'll put my second bolt. Now, I can look up through here, put my push pin in like that. 10mm socket.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Serpentine Belt Removal Tool

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