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1999 Toyota Tacoma timing chain?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by VirginiaBound, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Just to clear things up, my 2.7 takes a timing Chain correct? Or does it take a timing belt?

    Edit: I've read in three posts that it does infact take a chain. I'm back to step one I suppose.

    I had to get it towed to a mechanic today after it started sputtering and idling extremely rough. Also smelled a very strong sulfur smell from the exhaust like un-burnt fuel.

    I've checked sensors and everything is connected, hopefully the mechanic can figure it out.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Timing chain. usually lasts quite a few miles; 200K+ from reading posts. A search in the 4cyl section will provide more details.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    Ok, thank you for confirming that Turp.

    Looks like a very complicated job if it does break, I'm keeping my fingers crossed mine didn't go at 260,000 miles.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    it didn't trust me you would know if it broke...might have loosened and splipped a tooth though
     
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