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Hello. My wife and I purchased a Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7 V8

Discussion in 'New Members' started by toyboydad, Jan 30, 2016.

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How long do I have before I have to change the timing belt on my 2005 Toyota Tundra (100431 Miles)

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  1. Jan 30, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    toyboydad

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    When my wife I bought this, I was really excited. I thought I was a really good deal. However, I didn't know much of the Toyota Tundra. As I've been reading, I came to find out that the timing chain is supposed to be changed at about 90K. I'm not really savy when it comes to automobiles.
    Since I purchased the truck, I feel that the sales person should have mentioned something about
    the timing belt needing to be replaced, or saying that it had already been replaced. Now I'm stuck with this pickup that actually is kind of nice. The only thing is, I'm on a fixed income and can't really so to much. Old body, alot of pain everywhere. Any way, I usually have to call my brother in Yakima, and advises me. He was builder and racer of his own vehicles on the track. Now what do I do? I've always kept my vehicles. Now I have to depend on some one else do it for me. I know its going to cost me, I just don't have the where with all, that I used to have.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    ODNAREM

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  3. Jan 30, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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    Would that show up on a carfax report?
     
  4. Jan 30, 2016 at 8:22 PM
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    Check into whether or not it's a non synchronous engine. I believe it makes a difference on whether the engine is damaged if the belt fails. I had a 2004 Tacoma and have heard of those belts lasting over 150k miles. Good luck.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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  6. Jan 30, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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    melikeymy beer

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    A guick google search indicates it is an interference engine which means bad things happen it the belt fails. Sorry.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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    The 2UZ is an interference engine, and the service interval is 90k, so it's definitely something you'll want to consider getting taken care of.

    Unless you bought it from a Toyota dealer, I would never expect the salesman to know the first thing about the truck. Even if it was a Toyota dealer, I would still be surprised If the salesman knew that much, if anything, about it.

    OP, where are you located?
     
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  8. Jan 30, 2016 at 8:42 PM
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  9. Jan 30, 2016 at 8:48 PM
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  10. Jan 30, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    Look up Toyota owners website and input your vin. If it was done at the dealer it will show up on the report. I just bought a 06 Tundra and the last maintenance is the timing belt, which is awesome to know. Like others said it is an interference engine and you will be in trouble if it fails. At 10 years old it's better to be safe.

    Congrats though, I love my tundra.
     
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  11. Jan 31, 2016 at 4:41 AM
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    I had an independent shop change the timing belt and waterpump on my 2004 Tacoma just before i sold it and they put a sticker on the engine indicating the mileage and date when it was done. Lift the hood and look if you have not already.
     
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  12. Mar 14, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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