Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Technical Chat

Notices

Timing belt or Timing chain on all Toyotas. From Toyota.com

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-11-2010, 09:52 AM   #21
Senior Member
NAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedNAAC3TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Aug 2008, #8350
Location: Nevada
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,410
NAAC3TACO's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ofendolph View Post
I'm looking to buy an 07 FJ and I'm trying to figure out if the timing belt has been changed. I looked in the service guide and it recommends that timeimg belt be changed at 90k, which indicates there is a belt instead of a chain. I'm confused now
FJ uses a timing chain.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2010, 05:52 AM   #22
genxer36 [OP] genxer36 is offline
Lord of Tomfoolery
genxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
genxer36's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Nov 2007, #3442
Location: Bethlehem,GA
Age: 46
Gender: Dude
Posts: 10,660
genxer36's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ofendolph View Post
I'm looking to buy an 07 FJ and I'm trying to figure out if the timing belt has been changed. I looked in the service guide and it recommends that timeimg belt be changed at 90k, which indicates there is a belt instead of a chain. I'm confused now
Quote:
Originally Posted by 81shark View Post
you sure it's not the serpentine belt?

http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com...2007&int_id=24
The serpentine belt & timing chain are 2 different things. The serpentine belt drives your alternator,fan,etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 08:08 AM   #23
Senior Member
81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed81shark is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2008, #10567
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,312
81shark's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by genxer36 View Post
The serpentine belt & timing chain are 2 different things. The serpentine belt drives your alternator,fan,etc.

no kidding
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 06:18 PM   #24
genxer36 [OP] genxer36 is offline
Lord of Tomfoolery
genxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
genxer36's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Nov 2007, #3442
Location: Bethlehem,GA
Age: 46
Gender: Dude
Posts: 10,660
genxer36's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 81shark View Post
no kidding
I wasn't pointing that at you. I was using your quote as a reference.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:45 AM   #25
Junior Member
ofendolph is on a distinguished road
Name: Allison
Joined: Jun 2010, #38750
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
ofendolph's Tacoma Gallery
Smile

I do know the difference between the serpentine belt and the timing belt and I figured out the problem. The 3.4L motor has a timing belt that needs to be changed every 90k miles and the 4.0L has a timing chain. Thanks for your input.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2010, 08:44 AM   #26
Senior Member
TampaDude is on a distinguished road
Name: Steve
Joined: Sep 2010, #43642
Location: Riverview, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 122
TampaDude's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 81shark View Post
For Timing Chain and Gears, there are no prescribed replacement intervals; these components should be replaced as needed.

http://www.toyota.com/help/faqs/serv...ing_chain.html

i don't plan on ever opening the motor to change it.
Yup...under most circumstances, a timing chain should last the life of the engine. You should never have to replace it like you do a timing belt.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 11:31 PM   #27
genxer36 [OP] genxer36 is offline
Lord of Tomfoolery
genxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
genxer36's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Nov 2007, #3442
Location: Bethlehem,GA
Age: 46
Gender: Dude
Posts: 10,660
genxer36's Tacoma Gallery
Updated with current dates available.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 02:56 PM   #28
Senior Member
FTB530 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Sep 2010, #43186
Location: Yuba City Ca.
Gender: Male
Posts: 162
FTB530's Tacoma Gallery
[quote=Kahunadave;1332975]Thanks for a great sticky! Just turned 94k on my '05 and was concerned about the timing belt... and ready to shellout $200 at the dealer to replace. Called Dealer and was told it had a chain.. logged on TW to verify.. SWWWEEEET !!![/quote

On the 2005 Tacoma ,mine has a serpentine belt ,is the belt just for the accessories or is it also the timing belt?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 04:22 PM   #29
genxer36 [OP] genxer36 is offline
Lord of Tomfoolery
genxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
genxer36's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Nov 2007, #3442
Location: Bethlehem,GA
Age: 46
Gender: Dude
Posts: 10,660
genxer36's Tacoma Gallery
[QUOTE=FTB530;2648203]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kahunadave View Post
Thanks for a great sticky! Just turned 94k on my '05 and was concerned about the timing belt... and ready to shellout $200 at the dealer to replace. Called Dealer and was told it had a chain.. logged on TW to verify.. SWWWEEEET !!![/quote

On the 2005 Tacoma ,mine has a serpentine belt ,is the belt just for the accessories or is it also the timing belt?
The serpentine is a belt that drives the alternator, fan, power steering pump,water pump, etc. I'm still on the factory belt with 168,000 miles. I asked the mechanic when should I change it & he said when it starts squeeling.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 11:54 PM   #30
Senior Member
FTB530 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Sep 2010, #43186
Location: Yuba City Ca.
Gender: Male
Posts: 162
FTB530's Tacoma Gallery
[quote=genxer36;2648574]
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTB530 View Post

The serpentine is a belt that drives the alternator, fan, power steering pump,water pump, etc. I'm still on the factory belt with 168,000 miles. I asked the mechanic when should I change it & he said when it starts squeeling.
Thanks genxer,i have about 126k on my belt and was looking at it today while changing plugs and it still looks good, i wasnt looking forward to changing it any way .
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 01:10 PM   #31
Junior Member
matty777 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2011, #53813
Location: Florida
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
matty777's Tacoma Gallery
Thumbs up

265k on a 2006 taco. Some mechanics say it should be changed, others tell me not to mess with it. I kind of want to just leave it alone instead of doing that big of a job if its really not necessary? Still have original serpentine belt too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 08:33 PM   #32
genxer36 [OP] genxer36 is offline
Lord of Tomfoolery
genxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
genxer36's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Nov 2007, #3442
Location: Bethlehem,GA
Age: 46
Gender: Dude
Posts: 10,660
genxer36's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by matty777 View Post
265k on a 2006 taco. Some mechanics say it should be changed, others tell me not to mess with it. I kind of want to just leave it alone instead of doing that big of a job if its really not necessary? Still have original serpentine belt too.
[QUOTE=FTB530;2650440]
Quote:
Originally Posted by genxer36 View Post
Thanks genxer,i have about 126k on my belt and was looking at it today while changing plugs and it still looks good, i wasnt looking forward to changing it any way .
I had mine in the shop last week for a wheel bearing. I asked the guy to replace my serpentine belt & @ 172,000 miles had never replaced it. When I went to pick up my truck, He said the belt didn't need replacing. He said it didn't have a single crack & was in great shape. Wow!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #33
Junior Member
rifleshooter is on a distinguished road
Joined: Aug 2011, #62280
Location: montana
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
rifleshooter's Tacoma Gallery
timing belt noise

I have a 1996 tacoma v6 any body have any idea what the black plastic piece could be that broke behind the cover? Truck runs fine but this unknown piece broke off behind the cover. Everything looks fine in there. It was circular and apears to have been on the upper idler?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #34
Banned
whippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Christian
Joined: Dec 2009, #27905
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 35,290
whippersnapper02's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
Tensionor.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 04:36 PM   #35
Junior Member
rifleshooter is on a distinguished road
Joined: Aug 2011, #62280
Location: montana
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
rifleshooter's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks for the intel. Any idea how difficult just the tensioner replacment would be.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 04:40 PM   #36
Banned
whippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Christian
Joined: Dec 2009, #27905
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 35,290
whippersnapper02's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
I was just guessing since it is a wear item. I have never change one so I couldn't tell you how hard it would be.

Info in here: http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/1996/96_r...searchable.pdf
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #37
Senior Member
winL is on a distinguished road
 
winL's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2012, #77644
Location: Bay Area, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 215
winL's Tacoma Gallery
How would you know when the chain needs to be changed, though it supposedly lasts the life of an engine? Signs?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 12:38 AM   #38
genxer36 [OP] genxer36 is offline
Lord of Tomfoolery
genxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgenxer36 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
genxer36's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Nov 2007, #3442
Location: Bethlehem,GA
Age: 46
Gender: Dude
Posts: 10,660
genxer36's Tacoma Gallery
Updated thru 2012 models
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #39
It burns when I pee....
ABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ABA180's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Oct 2012, #88520
Location: East Bridgewater MA
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,543
ABA180's Tacoma Gallery
Killed 2 birds with one stone thanks to you Genxer..was curious about my 4 banger 2010 and with the wife's 05 Rav4 at 110k was starting to think of hers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #40
Junior Member
mollydawg is on a distinguished road
 
mollydawg's Avatar
Army: Weapons Support Radar 79th Field Artillery
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2013, #97451
Location: Spring Hill, KS
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
mollydawg's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via ICQ to mollydawg
My experience with timing chaing on 3RZ

Quote:
Originally Posted by yfz450admirer View Post
I always thought that 2.7 engines needed the timing chain replaced at 100,000 miles. What is the recommended timing chain change interval?
What experiences have people had with timing chains needing to be changed?
I purchased my '96 Tacoma 4x4 3RZ new, and while I do baby it (rpm wise), it has 315,000 miles with no internal problems, including the timing chains (there's 3 you know). I fully intend to run it until I hear a reason.

Keep in mind, a timing chain replacement on this engine isn't cheap. I was quoted $1550 in labor from a local mechanic I've trusted for years, and it doesn't make sense to spend $1550 labor plus expensive parts when you can purchase a brand new factory Toyota 3RZ long block for $2200.

Synthetic oil will keep these chains solid for a very long time. I haven't done that, but I will on my next 3RZ.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Timing belt or chain??? flyers9780 1st Gen. Tacomas 2 10-03-2011 10:23 PM
timing belt or chain 2001 trd 1st Gen. Tacomas 10 09-16-2011 05:55 PM
timing belt or chain al c 1st Gen. Tacomas 2 04-27-2011 04:03 PM
timing belt or chain medicjnr 4 Cylinder 8 09-27-2010 08:36 PM
timing belt/chain mudjunkie 1st Gen. Tacomas 10 08-31-2008 08:39 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.