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Timing Belt Replacement - Proper Wire Routing - PSA

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by hammeron, Jan 21, 2023.

  1. Jan 21, 2023 at 11:37 AM
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    hammeron

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    Proper routing of Crankshaft Position Sensor wiring, during timing belt replacement.
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    BULLET POINT: The wires should end up behind the fan bracket, not in front of it.
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    Yes, been mentioned, discussed many many times. Just a PSA for folks who may have
    had timing belt replaced recently by a shop, or even a DIY and did not know that there
    is a right way and a not so right way, to route the wires. I am guilty of misrouting my own.
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    If your wiring is not behind the fan bracket, you need to secure it to the vertical metal cooling
    tube (I used several tie wraps), to prevent the wiring from being cut through, by the serpentine
    belt.
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    I am including a few pics showing proper routing.

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    I read someones comment recently, regarding this issue.....I went out to inspect the truck and sure enough, my wire
    loom had already been touched by the serpentine belt! It was then that I secured it. That comment saved me from
    becoming stranded. I hope this post helps at least one person from becoming stranded.
     
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  2. Jan 21, 2023 at 3:05 PM
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    shifty`

    shifty` I might be an adult, I'm a minor at heart

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    Appreciate the PSA. If only more people would listen. If only more shops would properly secure the wire :D
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2023 at 4:36 PM
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    w666

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    So much easier replacing the belt with the engine on a stand rather than in the truck...
     
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