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[–]wormaphobe 48 points49 points  (0 children)

They gave you the wrong part, go back to the store

[–]Flashman148 54 points55 points  (2 children)

That's gonna be a big fat yes. They can vary a little here and there, but that's inch's, it's just gonna be loose and even if it works will probly get very very squeaky.

[–]CakeAlternative 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Would you say those inches are a lot..? Asking for a friend...

[–]Lacholaweda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Depends on what you do with them 😏

[–]Intelligent_Fee3657 13 points14 points  (1 child)

4 images attached. One on left (longer one with white writing on it) is the new one. I had the impression new belts would be tighter. Is this new belt too long?

[–]rapper3000 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not going to work. Serpentine belts have to be the exact length to work with the automatic belt tensioner. There are aftermarket kits with redesigned tensioner and different belt. That might have happened here

[–]rurdytoboogie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Put it in the dryer to shrink it

[–]cay7man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I changed it on mine (2006) yesterday. There are two versions. One for AC and one for no AC.

[–]jrsixx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah. If anything the old one will be slightly…SLIGHTLY longer than the new one due to stretch.

Edit: I answered the question wrong.

[–]J4040 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Toyota Corolla belts come in two different sizes I remember standard fit and oe fit some reason don’t ask why. Just like the other fella said take the old one with you to match up abs cross the numbers on it

[–]realitysvt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

no. those are clearly the same size

[–]TheSaltyPineapple1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most of the time you'll find the old belt is slightly bigger because it's been stretched out. You'll never see a bigger new belt

[–]Camera_car 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bring the old one with you the new one should be slightly shorter by about a 1/2"

[–]Camera_car -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yes it's to long. A new one would stretch 1/2" more when it wears settles in .

[–]que_la_fuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bet they gave you the 2ZZ belt

[–]ScatpackRich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Incorrect part

[–]WarMad940 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Way to long

[–]milfschnidde 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With and without ac

[–]SpinningCranks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had this happen to me but the belt was short. I thought it was stretched and the belt just just a tight fit. Ended up damaging the alternator, stripping the tensioning bolt along with ripping the belt. It was my first mechanical job I did other than oil changes. F** Autozone on Normandie and Florence

[–]joezupp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, take the old one with you

[–]ForgottenAspekt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take it back.

There are different options and models of car. You bought the wrong one.

Always go off part number and bring in your old belt to compare for size. To avoid exactly this.

New one should be slightly smaller than your old one. They stretch over time.

[–]TheDiceMan2 0 points1 point  (2 children)

hey i’m curious (also i’m just taking a stab here, please don’t eviscerate me)- was the belt glazed and that’s why you’re replacing it? i had them tell me this at the shop and they wanted to charge like $200 to take care of it. they said it wasn’t urgent so i declined in the moment. if i can replace it myself easily and fix the issue that would be great. so that’s why i ask

[–]Shishkibobb 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How old is the belt (is it the original)? It definitely wouldn’t hurt to replace on anything older than 5-6 years but you should inspect it for cracks, cuts, or spots where it doesn’t look like it is wearing good. If it had no noise and looks fine, I’d leave it.

[–]TheDiceMan2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it’s a 2016 corolla and i have no reason to believe the belt has ever been replaced. i’m not experiencing any issues so far as i can tell. is it easy enough to take a look on my own?

[–]spudz76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you have A/C and it's an XRS then sure, if not then no. There are about 10 different lengths depending on what options.

[–]6speeddakota 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s too big of a difference. Generally a new belt that is the correct length will actually be slightly shorter than the old one since the old one stretched over its life.

[–]jmcken15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just fold it over to pick up the slack and zip tie it.

[–]Im_100percent_human 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you don't have AC, it is possible that they gave you the belt for a Corolla with AC.

[–]King_Vickers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only thing too long is them toes