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Speaking of "speaking the same language"
and you being a Toyota mechanic
I was reading a Toyota Camry maintenance manual
How to change FAN AND GENERATOR V BELT
Slowly turn the drive belt tensioner clockwise in more than
3 seconds,and remove the drive bolt by using SST.
Can you explain the meaning of "in more than 3 seconds"?
I may rain on the race today
I'll take a guess at that one
I'll bet they're trying to clarify the word "slowly". They've learned that some don't understand the term and respond with "wadayameanbydat"?
Ok,going by the fact you said "turn slowly clockwise to.....
remove" tells me it must be a newer vehicle with a serpentine(single)belt system.I'll try to explain in terms you can understand.
I can't remember which the Camry has at the moment but Toyota uses two different tensioners on their serpentine belts.One is spring/pneumatic and the other is spring/hydraulic(engine oil pressure) and they have the same cautions:
When you turn the tensioner clockwise to remove the belt,turn it slow and steady(hence,more than 3 sec).
If you "pump" the tensioner or turn it too quickly,depending on which type it is,you will empty it of either air/oil and it will become "Flacid"...lol.
This isn't necessarily the end of the world though,either type tensioner will recover from your error if you know why the engine sounds like hell when you start it.A deflated tensioner will make you swear the engine has a rod knock when you start it and will scare you!
The trick is to just let the engine idle and don't "wing" the gas in anger,just be patient..If you wing the gas before the tensioner quiets,the belt is still loose and you run the risk of throwing a $40 belt into the garbage when it flies off!
RE: turn it slow and steady
OK..."more than 3 seconds"....that explains it.
and It's an 05 Camry...doesn't need a belt..I was just filling in time reading the maintenance manual, and wondered what they were trying to say.
So you hired them to do private contracting on Sears time.
Ah "Ethics 101",no I wouldn't say that.
These were not hourly paid Sears employees driving a Sears truck who cheated their company,I wouldn't have said a thing if it was.
This was a self employed private contractor,driving his own truck with one of his employees and I have no idea what his agreement with Sears stated.As far as I know,he was paid to unpack and plug it in.
I'd say it's perfectly alright for him to do work for me after he fulfilled his obligation to them.I was gonna do it myself later this week and had studs and mounting position already marked off.He could have told me no and I could have said no to his quote but it turned out to be mutually agreeable.
Sometimes you can be surprised if you just ask someone.
I bought a portable dishwasher from Sears catalog
a long time ago. They delivered it but left it on the step. I asked them to bring it into the house and was told they couldn't do that. I was living with my grandmother at the time and there was no way for us to lift it into the house.
I called Sears and explained my problem. She kept telling me that the delivery man couldn't bring it into the house. Everytime she said that, I told her to come and pick it up. I didn't want it.
Not only did they send someone out, he brought it into the house and set it and showed me how to use it.
Good for you,I always try to get the shipping level........
defined beforehand whenever ordering something big.
There's three levels,'curbside','threshold'(put the box inside the first dry area of the house) and 'white glove'(unpack,carry in and place it).
If I can't lift it up,I always ask for white glove delivery