Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



The belt is tensioned automatically. If the belt is slipping, either the belt has stretched beyond its serviceable limit or the tensioner is faulty.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.0L engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing -2.4L engine



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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-2.0L engine



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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-2.4L engine



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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-2.7L engine



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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-3.0L engine



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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-3.4L engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.0L engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing -2.4L engine

Inspection



Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

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Fig. Inspect the belt for cuts and damage

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Using a breaker bar and appropriate sized socket (or appropriate drive belt removal tool), relieve the belt tension by rotating the tensioner. Do this slowly over about 3 seconds.
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  5. Remove the belt from the pulleys.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure to follow the belt routing diagram.

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    Fig. Rotate the belt tensioner as shown

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