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Do all 2005 4x4 v6 tacoma have a timing chain?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ttonon17, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    ttonon17

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    I've been looking at a 2005 v6 tacoma 4x4 and the guy swears he got the timing belt changed. I thought that all v6's 2005 or newer had timing chains. Does anybody know if that's possible?

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  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Yes it has a chain

    First gen V6's have a belt
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    2005 + 4.0 V-6 has no belt to change (yah-hoo).
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    I had to put a new battery in my truck a few weeks ago. Took it to a small garage that sells interstate and I get talking to the mechanic who also drives a tacoma.. he swore his truck had a belt and looked at mine and agreed it was a chain.. I couldn't help but chuckle
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    I remembered reading something about timing chains when the 2nd generations came out but hadn't checked any 4.0 V6 engine specs before buying my 2011. I asked the salesman if it had a belt or chain, and he told me only American made V8's have chains, everything else has belts. I listened very carefully to everything else he had to say after that statement.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    It is definitely a chain, anyone telling you its a belt doesnt know what they are talking about.

    I'm pretty sure you can see it just looking into the oil fill cap.
     
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