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are the 05 belts different than the 06? I have to change mine out asap its starting to make noise when I start the car. Trav34 when you get the correct part# please post it
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NAPA PN 25-060660 is confirmed to fit on a 2006, N/A, AC car. It's a Gates belt made for NAPA in the USA. FYI, I had to cut about 1/2" off the end of my 19mm socket to be able to use a breaker bar on the tensioner to allow removal/installation of the belt. I tried wrenches and a 3/8" drive socket but I couldn't muster the leverage with anything less than the 1/2" drive breaker bar. Good luck.
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thank you for the info. I'll be getting it this weekend.

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NAPA PN 25-060660 is confirmed to fit on a 2006, N/A, AC car. It's a Gates belt made for NAPA in the USA. FYI, I had to cut about 1/2" off the end of my 19mm socket to be able to use a breaker bar on the tensioner to allow removal/installation of the belt. I tried wrenches and a 3/8" drive socket but I couldn't muster the leverage with anything less than the 1/2" drive breaker bar. Good luck.

I've changed belts on other cars before. So did you have to access the belt tensioner from under the car or from the engine compartment thus reaching down into and onto the engine?? Did you have to just loosen the tensioner or take it completely off before replacing the belt? and thanks for the advice so far..... you are helpful for us do it youselfers.... Be safe.

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you can get a socket on the tensioner from underneath. 1/2" drive, shallow socket (you may need to customize your socket by grinding/cutting some length off it) on a breaker bar and you can take the tension off the belt. be careful, if the socket jumps off, you can smack yourself in the face
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Thanks Travis, I'll check it out the next time I have the under panel off and see what it takes to change the belt Before it breaks or frays. Mucho thanks. Be safe.

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hey folks... any idea if this belt you guys are talking about fits an 09 Elise R with AC? I'm writing from Singapore (car brought in from UK, RHD) so I know its a long shot... any thoughts?
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NAPA PN 25-060660 is confirmed to fit on a 2006, N/A, AC car. It's a Gates belt made for NAPA in the USA. FYI, I had to cut about 1/2" off the end of my 19mm socket to be able to use a breaker bar on the tensioner to allow removal/installation of the belt. I tried wrenches and a 3/8" drive socket but I couldn't muster the leverage with anything less than the 1/2" drive breaker bar. Good luck.
Would this belt fit an 07 Exige S?? wouldn't mind having a spare just incase
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The Toyota Celica GT-S belt should be the same, is it?

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I'm skipping most of the replies here, folks, so if I'm repeating a formerly shared sentiment, please forgive me.

That having been said; come on guys. It's just a belt. There's nothing unobtanium about a serpentine belt.

When it comes to your belt, you need to know two things:
  1. How many ribs is the pulley system. (Standard is usually 6)
  2. What is the length of the belt you are replacing. (You can take your bad belt off and measure it with a piece of string, or leave it on and do the same thing.)

If you measure and then ask for a 6 rib serpentine belt in XX inches in length, you now have what you need.

Don't let the fact that the total volume of cars is low or the fact that the price is over 50k trick you into thinking it's magic.

It's just a Toyota engine. If anything on that motor breaks, there are literally 10's of thousands on the market you can get your hands on for practically nothing.

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haha!

just came back to check this out after a while... hilarious!! love your last post!
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Hopefully everyone has seen this link for cross reference:

GOLDEN GATE LOTUS CLUB - Lotus Elise Parts Cross Reference
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What is the Goodyear Gator-Back "Continental Elite" belt part number for a Stock Elise SC w/AC? I have a Lotus part number of B120E6510F. Has anyone been through this and knows the answer? It's not listed in this...

GOLDEN GATE LOTUS CLUB - Lotus Elise Parts Cross Reference

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You can't use a Toyota belt because the Elsie doesn't have power steering.

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I'm under the impression that Goodyear Gator-Back "Continental Elite" is the latest generation Goodyear Gator belt that is noiseless unlike the earlier Kevlar belts that would sing even at idle. Toyota & power steering not withstanding. I really like Gates belts. Always have. But Gates stopped making this particular belt and apparently only Goodyear makes the replacement. It's their part number that is the mystery. If I had that I could probably get it through NAPA.

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