To inspect your 2009 Corolla drive belt, the first thing you should do is look for cracks in the grooves and fraying on the outside edges. Small irregularly spaced cracks are not a problem or a reason for replacement. Read on and learn how to change the drive belt on a toyota corolla.
How to Change the Drive Belt on a 2009 Toyota Corolla
You should know that only when the cracks are deep and continuous around the entire circumference of the belt is it necessary to replace it.
If the belt shows evidence of fraying around the edges, look for worn or misaligned pulleys. The drive belt on a 2009 Toyota Corolla will typically last a long time.
Here are the steps to change the drive belt on a Toyota Corolla:
- Loosen the 14mm bolt at the base of the alternator with a wrench.. Turn the 12mm adjusting bolt on top of the alternator counterclockwise with a wrench to move the alternator toward the water pump in order to loosen the tension on the belt.
- Install the new belt making sure the grooves on the belt line up with the grooves on the pulleys.
- Turn the adjusting bolt clockwise to move the alternator up, which will apply tension to the belt. Tighten the bolt until there is no more free play in the belt between the pulleys. Turn the adjuster an additional quarter turn.
- Finally tighten the 14mm bolt at the base of the alternator to lock it down.
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things you will need
The tools that you will need to change the transmission belt of a Toyota Corolla are:
- 14mm wrench.
- 12mm wrench.