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Old 04-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Serpentine belt * timing 'chain'? belt?

Ladies N Gentlemen,

Usually i am amazed at the number of posts that show me exactly how to fix my Taco's issues.

So far, a play by play change of the front passenger side wheel bearing. Saved $900. A 2 minute soldering job that fixed the overhead temp gauge, saved $200.

Now that we're at 99K its time for all the general MX that I have neglected. i have the replacement serpentine belt in hand, just looking for a tutorial. I assumed that it shoud be as easy as my 90 corvette. Loosen it up (tensioner), take off the old and slip on the new, just wanted to make sure.

As I searched, low and behold my Taco has a Timing 'Chain'? not belt? HOLY MOLY! Have I been wooried about a 100K Timing Belt replacement for no reason?

Please have mercy on my lack of MX know how. But smart ass comments won't hurt my feelings.

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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The serpentine belt is easy just pay attention how the belt is routed, the 4.0 has a timing chain so no worries.



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I was extremely happy when i found out they went to a time chain instead of a belt. There goes the $750+ replacement cost.
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The belt replacement is easy. There should be a sticker with the routing diagram of the belt under the hood.
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I had my truck in a local shop a couple weeks ago for a front wheel bearing replacement. And I was going to have him replace the factory serpentine, since it has 173,000 miles on it. The mechanic told me the belt was fine & didn't have any cracks. He said there wasn't a need to replace it. Wow!
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