I just did this today. First make a diagram of the belt's route around the 6 pulleys. If the belt came off before a diagram is made: From the left side of the engine as you stand in front of it, imagine 6 pulleys. One is on the bottom left side (#1). Two is on the top right side (#2). Three is on the right bottom side (#3). Four is on the bottom between #1 and #3. Five and six are above #4 on each side. Five is on the left side of #4 and six is on the right side. These two are the only ones where the ribbing side is away from the pully. I have an air conditioner. Not sure if that tidbit matters for replacement but I think it does for the purchase of the belt. Here is the drawing:
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The belt goes rib down around left side of #1, to and around right side of #2 (rib down), around the top side of #6(rib away from pulley), to and around right side of #3 (rib down), around bottom side of #4 (rib on pulley), up and around right side of #5 (rib away from pully), and down to #1 (rib on pulley). Drawing this as you eyeball your engine and drawing a line around the pulleys will help.
The tension relief point is above the right edge of pulley #1. There are two bolts. The bottom is a real bolt and the top one is the tension reliever. It's not a real bolt. It just provides the leverage to loosen the system. It takes a mm size above 17mm as that's the highest I had (it takes a 19 mm socket). So I used a 3/4" socket. I put a metal vacuum cleaner wand over the ratchet handle for more leverage. (I used a torque wrench.) Turn it clockwise or towards the front. It loosens the system enought to take the belt off and put another on.
I am not a mechanic and this took me approx 15 min to draw the diagram and make the replacement. (Not counting the approx. 2 hrs of internet research.)
neel27: I landed up to this page while searching about installing serpentine belt for Toyota corolla 2000. This helped a lot. I added the pictures I had taken during my work. Kudos to the original submitter.
ytosa: I added the drawing of the side of the engine, the socket size 19 mm, and a torque wrench alternative. Thank you for the submitter. I was able to replace the belt, following the instruction.
cjr008: Excellent page. To put the serpentine belt (drive belt), I found it easier if I stood in front of the car. Then, with my right-hand I pulled the wrench -that loosens the system- towards me and with my left-hand I pushed in the serpentine belt on the tensioner pulley.
About 20 minutes
need diagram of routing for serpentine belt for 2003 toyota corolla
How to replace 1998 Toyota corolla headlights
The 1998 Camry did not have a serpentine belt. Do you have a 1998 Corolla?
with your hands
Read the directions!
I have a diagram based on my own Corolla with single belt, but I have nowhere to post it.
Does the vehicle already have a tach?no
you never gave me the answer.....