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ct Feb 3, 8:31pm - #96161 

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belt tensioner question...already have AEM pulley installed

well i have the AEM pulley installed after i found out about the whole belt tensioner problem. do you thinhk i should take it to the dealer with the tsb and have them try to repair it knowingly they'll blame the rattling and or squeeking on the pulley and aftermarket belt...OR...should i come up with some other alternative? i don't really want to put my stock pulley back in then have to put it back again once the tensioner has been fixed. is it bad to leave it the way it is?...thank guys for the advice!

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Kim Feb 3, 9:18pm - #96162 
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if you must bring to to the dealer i would suggest that you take it out to be safe, but Cabe toyota in long beach sells the AEM pulley, so i really don't know. you should call and ask if you can bring it in for the TSB under warrenty even though you have the aftermarket part. just be honest with the service rep. if he says it may void the warrenty then don't bring it in, until it's replaced, but if he does make sure you see and deal with that same person when you bring the car in. Isn't there a DIY solution to this? i think it was steven who said that you can dress the belt and i would stop the sqealing.

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ct Feb 3, 9:41pm - #96163 

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Originally Posted by Kim
if you must bring to to the dealer i would suggest that you take it out to be safe, but Cabe toyota in long beach sells the AEM pulley, so i really don't know. you should call and ask if you can bring it in for the TSB under warrenty even though you have the aftermarket part. just be honest with the service rep. if he says it may void the warrenty then don't bring it in, until it's replaced, but if he does make sure you see and deal with that same person when you bring the car in. Isn't there a DIY solution to this? i think it was steven who said that you can dress the belt and i would stop the sqealing.


weird..i actually bought my car at CABE toyo...but i doubt they'll fix it with the pulley on. would this tensioner problem ruin my car in anyway if left unattended? how severe of damage? confused

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Feb 3, 9:44pm - #96164 

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what!!!??? theres a belt tensioner problem??? is this problem with all models?years? or just certain ones confused
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OOSilver_S Feb 3, 9:49pm - #96165 

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I would not recommend leaving it alone cause when I have mine replaced and saw what was wrong with the original, It looked like it could have screwed up the belt if left alone, and the mechanic said if left alone I could screw up alignment of other pulleys. And I wouldnt use the belt dressing cause that makes things worse
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ct Feb 3, 9:56pm - #96166 

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Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
I would not recommend leaving it alone cause when I have mine replaced and saw what was wrong with the original, It looked like it could have screwed up the belt if left alone, and the mechanic said if left alone I could screw up alignment of other pulleys. And I wouldnt use the belt dressing cause that makes things worse


holy crap!!!...damn, so i have to take my aftermarket pulley out THEN get it fixed then put the pulley back in??? ffffffawk!!!...and yse trasiatc it's on both GT and GTS but i belive through years 2000 and 20001...not sure though.

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Feb 3, 10:01pm - #96167 

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Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
I would not recommend leaving it alone cause when I have mine replaced and saw what was wrong with the original, It looked like it could have screwed up the belt if left alone, and the mechanic said if left alone I could screw up alignment of other pulleys. And I wouldnt use the belt dressing cause that makes things worse


holy crap!!!...damn, so i have to take my aftermarket pulley out THEN get it fixed then put the pulley back in??? ffffffawk!!!...and yse trasiatc it's on both GT and GTS but i belive through years 2000 and 20001...not sure though.

thanks ct i hope they fixed it on the 03 idunno
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ct Feb 3, 10:06pm - #96168 

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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
I would not recommend leaving it alone cause when I have mine replaced and saw what was wrong with the original, It looked like it could have screwed up the belt if left alone, and the mechanic said if left alone I could screw up alignment of other pulleys. And I wouldnt use the belt dressing cause that makes things worse


holy crap!!!...damn, so i have to take my aftermarket pulley out THEN get it fixed then put the pulley back in??? ffffffawk!!!...and yse trasiatc it's on both GT and GTS but i belive through years 2000 and 20001...not sure though.

thanks ct i hope they fixed it on the 03 idunno


well you 'll know when your tensioner is f'ed...it starts squeeling of rattling...

here is the tsb

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/TSB_Belt_Tensioner.pdf

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element_celica Feb 3, 10:10pm - #96169 

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you guys have been on the board for this long and w/ so many posts and you don't even know about the belt tensioner problems w/ celicas???

well anyway , what i would do is to put the stock pulley back on. it's not too difficult if you have the right tools.

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ct Feb 3, 10:21pm - #96170 

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Originally Posted by element_celica
you guys have been on the board for this long and w/ so many posts and you don't even know about the belt tensioner problems w/ celicas???

well anyway , what i would do is to put the stock pulley back on. it's not too difficult if you have the right tools.


again i found out about the problem AFTER i got the pulley installed which was a year ago...around the same time i joined the boards.

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beans Feb 3, 10:21pm - #96171 
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Originally Posted by element_celica
you guys have been on the board for this long and w/ so many posts and you don't even know about the belt tensioner problems w/ celicas???

well anyway , what i would do is to put the stock pulley back on. it's not too difficult if you have the right tools.


yeah, it's notorious, had mine service twice in three years.
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stefanoc Feb 3, 10:49pm - #96172 

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if the belt tensioner problem is on 00-01 why dont they replace it with a newer belt tensioner so it wont have anymore problems?
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PnOyGtS Feb 3, 10:50pm - #96173 

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Some people get their belt replace a couple of mines because it still sqeeks or rattles later on!If you dont want to come back to toyota to get it repalced get an aftermarket belt specifically goodyear gatorback belt it will kill the squeek!i have mines for almost a month now no squeek or rattle even when it rains!
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ct Feb 3, 10:52pm - #96174 

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Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
If you dont want to come back to toyota to get it repalced get an aftermarket belt specifically goodyear gatorback belt it will kill the squeek!i have mines for almost a month now no squeek or rattle even when it rains!


oooooo eek

i wonder if they make a larger size for my AEM pulley confused

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PnOyGtS Feb 3, 10:54pm - #96175 

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you can go to any goodyear around your area and see what they say its worth a shot!my belt cost 60bucks but its worth it!
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PnOyGtS Feb 3, 11:01pm - #96176 

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The Goodyear part number for a Gatorback serpentine belt is 4060763!
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COLE Feb 3, 11:06pm - #96177 

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i got the AEM pulley and a gatorback belt and mine still squeals

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PnOyGtS Feb 3, 11:10pm - #96178 

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how long have you had the belt for?i only have mines for a month no squeeks!
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ct Feb 3, 11:17pm - #96179 

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Originally Posted by COLE
i got the AEM pulley and a gatorback belt and mine still squeals


dammit! cry

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Kim Feb 4, 9:01am - #96180 
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i just read the TSB and it's weird cause i also get the squealing but my car is a 2002 but the TSB says only the 2000 and 2001 are the affected vehicles. can anyone shed some light on this?

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