Toyota Camry

1996-2001 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Toyota Camry
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 1.2. Information before driving of the car
+ 1.3. Independent maintenance
+ 1.4. Technical characteristics
+ 1.5. Several councils upon purchase of the car
- 2. Maintenance
   2.2. Schedule of servicing of Toyota Camry/Avalon
   2.3. Primary and secondary checks
   2.4. Check of level of oil and liquids
   2.5. Check of a condition of tires and pressure in tires
   2.6. Check of level of liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of steering
   2.7. Check of level of automatic transmission liquid
   2.8. Replacement of engine oil and oil filter
   2.9. Survey and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   2.10. Check, servicing and accumulator charging
   2.11. Check, adjustment of a tension and replacement of a driving belt
   2.12. Check and replacement of hoses in a motive compartment
   2.13. Check of the cooling system
   + 2.14. Shift of wheels
   2.15. Check of the brake system
   2.16. Replacement of the air filter
   2.17. Check of a power supply system
   2.18. Check of level of liquid of differential (automatic transmission)
   2.19. Check of level of MKPP oil
   2.20. Check of steering and suspension bracket
   2.21. Check of covers of half shafts
   2.22. Check of final system
   2.23. Height and free wheeling of pedals of coupling and brake
   2.24. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.25. Replacement of cooling liquid and washing of the cooling system
   2.26. Check of the system controlling releases of vapors of fuel
   2.27. Automatic transmission liquid replacement
   2.28. MKPP oil replacement
   2.29. Check of fastenings of a body
   2.30. Check and replacement of spark plugs
   2.31. Check and replacement of wires of spark plugs
   2.32. Check and adjustment of gaps of valves
   2.33. Replacement of laying of a cover of a jellied mouth of the fuel tank
   2.34. Check and replacement of the valve of ventilation of a case
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment


2.11. Check, adjustment of a tension and replacement of a driving belt


Examine driving belts on all length on both sides on existence of cracks or wear tracks.

Wear of a maple belt
1. Wear of a side surface

2. Strong attrition of a surface

3. Cracks

4. Stratification

5. The polished surface

6. Pollution by oil

7. Gap

Wear of a ridge belt

1. Admissible wear

2. Cross cracks on belt edges

3. Unacceptable wear

4. There are no adjacent sites of edges of a belt more than 1 cm long

5. Cracks parallel to belt edges

Measure a tension of belts by means of special measuring tools and compare the obtained data with technical characteristics. If you have no special tool, check a tension, having pressed on a belt in the middle between two pulleys and having measured a belt deviation. The belt has to deviate on 6 mm if the distance between centers of pulleys makes 18–28 cm. The belt has to deviate on 12 mm if distance of pulleys of 30-40 cm between centers.

Measurement of a deviation of a belt by means of a ruler

1. Belt deviation

2. Check that the ruler was perpendicular to a lath

3. Lath

4. Ruler

Adjustment of a tension

1. For adjustment of a tension of the driving generator and the compressor, weaken a hinged bolt (A) of the generator in the left forward corner of the block of cylinders. Weaken a lock bolt and turn an adjusting bolt (V) clockwise to pull a belt or counterclockwise to weaken. Measure a belt tension. If necessary carry out repeated adjustment.
2. For adjustment of a tension of a driving belt of the pump of system of hydrostrengthening of steering, weaken an adjusting bolt and turn the pump towards the engine or on the contrary to weaken or increase a belt tension respectively.


Weaken a tension of a driving belt and remove it from pulleys. If one belt demands replacement, it is recommended to replace other belts also.