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I need to change the drive belts on my 1997 Toyota T-100 pickup.It has the 5VZFE engine (6 cylinder)Can you tell me how to do this?Is there any special info to change these three belts?Thanks for your time.

Both the a/c belt and power steering belts have tensioner pulleys with a 14mm lock nut at the center of each pulley' loosen these and then release tension by turning the tensioner adjusting bolts counterclockwise, the alternator belt can be removed by loosening the 12mm set bolt on the bracket just below the alternator the release tension by loosening the adjusting bolt on the end of the alternator bracket, it is necessary to move the alternator towards the engine using a bar to get the belt off. Start with the a/c belt.  

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