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Bad Timing Belt Symptoms?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hedricksan, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    hedricksan

    hedricksan [OP] New Member

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    What should I watch for to know the timing belt is ready to blow? I know I'm close to the 90,000 recommended replacement mark, but money-wise, the later I do it the better...someone told me look for antifreeze spatter? I don't understand the relationship between the two.. thanks
     
  2. Feb 29, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

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    I'm havin the same worries. I'm very worried about mine since I just bought the truck with 137,xxx. The guy I bought it from said it was changed by the previous owners who lived in myrtle beach, sc. And that it was done at a dealer. Well I have no sticker on my timin belt cover. And I called the dealerships in myrtle beach and they have no record of it bein done.
     
  3. Feb 29, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    There are going to be no symptoms of it going bad. It's either going to break or it's not. To inspect it, you'd have to see if there is any cracking between the teeth for tell tale sign of it nearing the end of it's life. But even then, you still can't totally base its life off of that.
     
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