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Old 01-24-19, 09:07 PM
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hey, everyone-

how difficult is a v-belt replacement?

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Old 01-25-19, 04:09 AM
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Usually pretty easy with the auto tensioners. I haven't looked at tensioner on GX but on another car a 1/2 socket drive us used to release tension and then I used a L shaped Hex key to hold in place.




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I don't recall when this is recommended in the manual. Looks easy enough but my GX is my only source of transportation. If I had another ride I would change this out along with spark plugs and other mechanic DIY. If I got frustrated I could take my other ride to work but all of my needed work equipment is in my GX, I have played this game when I had my MDX and it is frustrating to move from one vehicle to another for me

Simple things (subjective) become mentally difficult when it MUST be immediately accomplished and supposed simple things can become a hassle.
I would really like to accomplish this on my own just for personal satisfaction.


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It doesn’t appear service guide shows replacement but shows inspection at each service interval.

It says:
“Drive Belt
Inspect for cracks, excessive wear and oiliness. Check the belt tension and adjust if necessary. Replace the belts if they are damaged.”
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At 124K miles I prefer to replace it. If this breaks I am screwed.. .While Lexus is reliable, Belts and hoses have a limited life and yes there are factors on the wear. Just want to be proactive here. Probably a 1 time thing for me and piece of mind.
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I would replace it too.
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At 124k miles, you could also replace the fan pulley bracket too while you’re there.
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Looks awfully tight in there. I'm due to do mine in 5k when my rig hits 120k... I was eyeballing it awhile back and it seems like it might be a challenge just due to the lack of space.
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I can’t say I have looked closely at what it would take. I would imagine you want to take lower skid off as well as the top plastics. With tensioner pressure released belt should be fairly loose.

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If you remove the fan, there’s plenty of room. I didn’t do the work but gave it to a friend when replacing the waterpump.
I didn’t recall it took that long either. The old belt looked really good at 45k miles, no strays or micro cracks. It could be passed as new.






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Old 01-30-19, 11:02 AM
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Why are the 2 belt diagrams above different?

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If you remove the fan, thereís plenty of room. I didnít do the work but gave it to a friend when replacing the waterpump.
I didnít recall it took that long either. The old belt looked really good at 45k miles, no strays or micro cracks. It could be passed as new.





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The belt fit many vehicles so maybe one the diagram is for a Sequoia or Tundra?

The part I got is 90916-A2023

https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/...916-a2023.html
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IIRC there is a sticker under hood showing belt pattern as well
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I forgot about the sticker.

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Ordering mine to give it a go next week or so. Even though it's tight, it looks doable without too much fuss. Will document it with pictures and tips once it's complete.
My belt looks fine at 117k, no cracks at all, but with all of my documentation, I show no history of it being replaced.
FYI, OEM belt is about $90. Half tempted to run a Conitech or Dayco which is less than $30.
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