Drive-belt replacement on a '99 Toyota Yaris

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Old 01-02-10, 07:17 AM
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Drive-belt replacement on a '99 Toyota Yaris

If anyone happens to know the route of the drive-belt on a '99 Toyota Yaris, 1 litre engine, feel free to let me know.

The old belt cracked and came out of the grooves, so I can't retrace the route.

I'm having difficulty identifying the tensioner bolt(s) also.
Any help would be appreciated.

Here's a rough diagram of what the belt would be routed through.

 

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Old 01-02-10, 08:11 AM
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Are you sure that you can't locate the belt diagram under the hood? Should be a sticker under there, located on the metal cowling above the radiator. Maybe just covered in dirt? What about the service manual?
Other than that a repair manual would have to be located! (library might have one)
What type of engine?
 

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Thanks for your suggestions.
Turns out there was a diagram at the back of the owner's manual after all.
Wasn't it the table of contents or the index though - and it doesn't indicate where to control the tension either.

Also, something attached to the windshield washer tank is obstructing my attempts to actually put the belt in place.
I might post a photo of that if I get a chance.
I really hope I don't have to remove the afore-mentioned obstruction - as there seems to be not only bolts in place, but rivets as well.
My guess is that I'm possibly over-looking something, as it seems to me that it shouldn't be that difficult.

This might have to wait till tomorrow (GMT timezone).

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My predicament is portrayed in the photos available at this address.

The object in the center of the picture below is preventing me from actually wrapping the belt around the objects in the diagram above (in my first post).



And the bolts attaching it to the chassis aren't succumbing to my socket wrench.
 
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Do yourself a favor. Grab a repair manual. It will go into detail about what sequence to do things in, help you locate and operate the tensioner, and let you know what's an obstacle; how to deal with it, and what really isn't.

That object that you're scratching your head over looks like it supports the engine.
If it turns out that it does need to be unbolted, you will need these instructions on how to properly support the engine as well as knowing at what point to unbolt that assembly. Simple, very doable job. If you have a repair manual!!! (and a can of WD-40.)
 
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Thanks for the advice mick.
I'll look into it as soon as I get a chance.
 
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