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Guide on how to replace the serpentine belt on a Toyota Highlander 2014-2020.

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What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on a safe flat ground level, set the transmission to the park, and turn off the ignition.
  2. Loosen the lug nuts of the front wheel passenger side by turning them counterclockwise using a lug nut wrench.
  3. Jack up the vehicle's front and support it with jack stands.
  4. Remove the cover plate on the inner wheel well by pulling out the push clip and two 10mm bolts holding to it.The bolts holding the cover plate on the inner wheel well.

     

  5. Place a 14mm wrench on the center bolt of the tensioner pulley and pull it towards the front of the car to release the tension.Releasing the tension on the tensioner pulley.

     

  6. Once the tension is released, insert a metal pin into the hole below the tensioner pulley and remove the 14mm wrench on the center bolt of the tensioner pulley. This will set the tensioner pulley in the release position.Inserting a pin on the hole below the tensioner pulley.

     

     

  7. Remove the serpentine belt from the pulleys by pulling it out.Pulling the serpentine belt out from the vehicle.

     

    Removing the serpentine belt out from the vehicle.
  8. Line up the new serpentine belt starting on the pulleys above and lining it up lastly on the pulleys below. Make sure all the grooves on the serpentine belt are aligned very well to the pulleys.Installing the new Serpentine Belt of the Toyota Highlander.

     

    Installing the new Serpentine Belt of the Toyota Highlander.
  9. Once the tensioner pulley is set, place the 14mm wrench back to the center bolt of the tensioner pulley and pull it again towards the front of the car. Then pull out the pin from the hole.Pulling the solid pin out from the tensioner pulley.

     

  10. Start the vehicle and check the new serpentine belt.
  11. Turn off the ignition and reinstall the cover plate on the inner wheel well.
  12. Place the wheel back in the vehicle and reinstall lug nuts by turning them clockwise using the lug wrench.
  13. Remove the jack stands and release the floor jack.
  14. Tighten the lug nuts to their proper torque specification.