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3.4L timing belt

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wildjerseyfirefighter, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    is a PITA....Had gotten all the parts and was going to install it with a guy I work with tomorrow at my place. Plans changed, and we installed it tonight at work. A little over 3 hours and theres a new timing belt,water pump,and thermostat in my truck. Glad thats finally over. Getting parts at damn near cost, and $90 to put it in still put me at saving well over 5-600 at having a dealer do it:D
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    So just imagine how bad other vehicles timing belts are, the 3.4 is one of the easiest timing belts to do :eek:
     
  3. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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    StAndrew

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    Any pics for a write up? I need to replace mine very soon.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    no pics, unfourtinately. Its pretty easy to do, just very VERY detailed.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Did you use the little snapon tool to compress the idler pulley? That thing would have helped a lot when my dad and I did mine. We had to unbolt the AC compressor and drop it down a few inches to remove the bracket holding the idler on so we could compress it in the vice. That part alone took about 2 hours lol.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    mrp192

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    I need to do this at some point.. it would have been awesome if you had pics..
     
  7. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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  8. Oct 22, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    any ideas when is a recommended milage to do a timing belt change on a 3.4 thanks
     
  9. Oct 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    90k miles
     
  10. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    uh oh haha now i know why my truck sucks ass right now
     
  11. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    mine went 156k on the original. the water pump was leaking pretty bad when I changed it.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    im almost to 130k and my temp guage is runnin a little hotter then normal
     
  13. Oct 23, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    Well you could check the coolant level first. But you should definitely start planning a weekend to swap everything out.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    The manual says every 60,000 miles.
     
  15. Oct 23, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    yeah i checked that its fine. could coolant become to old?
    def gunna start savin for this fix
     
  16. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    It could start clogging things up if you leave it too long. That might be whats happening.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    yeah i dont think ive ever got it flush out. should i do that?
     
  18. Oct 24, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    well if your going to be doing the t belt/water pump soon anyway I would just wait.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    Going to do this for sure looks farely easy. Hope it goes well. The toyota dealership told me that my water pump is bad and leaking but they also said toyota made them so they would seal them selves up for the most part. But i see the pink gunk and im going to have to change it. So i'll try and post pictures
     
  20. Nov 2, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    I have a stupid question about taking off the crank pulley. if you still have the timing belt on couldn't you get a 1/2" impact gun on the bolt to get it out. With out having to use special tools and stuff??
     
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