|Slide the seats forward, and take off the carpeted panel. You can take off the |
little bar on top of the trim, but I managed to just pry the entire panel off with
just a screwdriver and my fingers.
|Back side of the carpeted cover, lots of foam.|
Pro Tip: A Toyota Camry makes a handy table for holding car parts!
|Take off the aluminum cover next|
|8 fasteners to remove the aluminum cover|
|Aluminum cover removed|
|Now we can see where the belt goes around all the pulleys.|
Between the driver and the engine was just that carpeted piece and the aluminum cover!
|All the ribs on the belt looks really good to me|
|More belt inspection, all looks good here|
|Still OK here|
|Looking good over here|
Well, I looked all over, and the belt seems to be totally OK, no missing sections, rips, no tears, not falling apart, good to go! In the immortal words of car mechanics everywhere, assembly is the opposite of disassembly. Looks like I'm forced to follow the manual, and wait for 60,000 miles to replace the belt.