Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by jk252, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. jk252

    jk252 Well-Known Member

    What could cause my belt to show wires. I just replaced it 7k miles ago. Could the tensioner cause it? Every time when I crank it up it makes a noise
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  3. steeltoe

    steeltoe Member

    What year taco ?
  4. OP

    jk252 Well-Known Member

    2006, i have a small leak from the engine could that caused it?
  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Pictures would help.

    Positive that the belt wasn't off a groove on a pulley when installed?
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
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  6. Ricks2012

    Ricks2012 Well-Known Member

    Belts don't like oil. Was it aligned properly on the pulleys. Are all the pulleys themselves lined up?
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  7. OP

    jk252 Well-Known Member

    I put the belt by my self on. My motor is leaking oil slightly
  8. OP

    jk252 Well-Known Member

    You can see the wires on the belt
  9. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

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  10. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Bearings, improper alignment, wrong belt?
    Doubt the tensioner mechanism itself did it.. alot of supercharged guys are changing blower pullies and adding MORE pullies than normal to avoid belt slippage during boost. Some have BROKEN the tensioner arm for the blower serpentine belt and the belt itself has been either fine, or wrapped up after the fact the tensioner broke.
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  11. JASN

    JASN Well-Known Member

    How about the belt that's been sitting on the auto parts store shelf for 10 years drying out and cracking just one of those things that make you go hmmmmmmmm

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