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1995 Totota Tacoma Timing Chain

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dologiles, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    dologiles

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    Hey guys,

    My mechanic said that I need to replace my timining chaing on my truck. How would I be able to tell if it really needs to be changed? I am right at 300,000 miles on my truck and I haven't changed it since I have owned it, I bought it in 1997.

    I have read several places where they say the timing chain can last the life of the vehicle but if it does break it can cause major damage. :eek:

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  3. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Pull the valve cover and inspect the chain sprockets. If they are wore, then I would suggest changing it.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    dologiles

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    Ok, thanks guys.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    I assume you have a 4 banger?
     
  6. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    Yes, 2.7L
     
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