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vondutchguy
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vondutchguy Oct 19, 4:12am - #303521 

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belt replacement

i need to get my belt and tensioner replaced. its no longer covered under warrenty so i have to pay for it myself. i was wondering if anyone knew how much toyota charges for the parts/labor. i know the belt is easy to do, but im not sure about the tensioner. any info would be helpfull. thanks.
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silverloop Oct 19, 3:33pm - #303522 

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I think I need to do this too. It is has been squealing when it is raining. Anyone ever done it themselves?
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AZZKIKR Oct 19, 4:15pm - #303523 

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its not hard to replace the accessory belt...but the timing chain is another story entirely...check the shop manuals under the tech section of the gallery
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slidr Oct 19, 11:03pm - #303524 

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Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
its not hard to replace the accessory belt...but the timing chain is another story entirely...check the shop manuals under the tech section of the gallery
No, but the tensioner is another story.

Check the gallery section for the tech book.

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shonen Oct 20, 5:29pm - #303525 
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Well it cost me around $300 to get belts and tensioners and labor at the dealer on my 1995 Eclipse GS-T, but since the Celica is n/a it should be somewhat cheaper, I'd guess somewhere around $150-200 at the most. I'm not exactly sure but usually when the local Toyota dealership sends out flyers on specials that they have on oil changes, belt changes, etc.. it's fairly cheap but always EXCLUDES turbo cars.
Might as well get the AEM pulley set, I believe they also come with belts and have them installed instead of stock since the warranty is out.
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SmutasticGT Oct 20, 11:08pm - #303526 

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I got my belt tensionor replaced twice...mines a 2000, got it replaced once under warranty and the other time it was out of pocket...it was about $200, not too bad thumbsup thumbsup
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c2gas Oct 20, 11:30pm - #303527 

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To replace the tensioner you got to lift the engine a bit, cos the main screw for it just would not come out. Thats the biggest trick either on GT or GTS.
The belt is just simple. You just need a long 19mm tool.
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Blue_Bomber Oct 20, 11:36pm - #303528 
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Pick up a Goodyear Gatorback belt and give it to the dealership to install when they replace your tensioner. The Gatorback is synthetic, and made specifically to eliminate squealing. So if your tensioner dies, you won't have to deal with the annoying noise, or pay for another tensioner replacement. I've been running on a broken tensioner for 80K with no problems. smile
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vondutchguy Oct 21, 4:01am - #303529 

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i paid 155 for parts and i buddy of mine had his friend who works at toyota do it for 50, so i paid 205 in all. could be worst i guess. better not have this one get bessed up.
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FastCelicaGT22 Oct 21, 4:24am - #303530 

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I got a gatorback and its a much better belt. good suggestion

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Sparty Oct 21, 5:20pm - #303531 

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I got this squellin sound from the belt, been havin it for the last 3 days... was tryin to find the intruction on how to change it, can anyone help me out with a link pls.. thanks
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vondutchguy
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vondutchguy Oct 21, 11:06pm - #303532 

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you can go to the tech info link at the top of the page, it has it there
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celicafourotwo Oct 22, 2:36am - #303533 

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does it cover under the PowerTrain warranty?? i need to have mine replace too..

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Blue_Bomber Oct 23, 11:03pm - #303534 
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Nope, only covered under bumper-to-bumper 3yr/36k.
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