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Over Due Timing Belt on on 01 Tacoma with a 5vz

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ClevSix, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Jun 29, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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    ClevSix

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    My new to me 01 Tacoma with the 5vz (3.4L) is WAY overdue for a timing belt. After doing a little research I think I can do the work my self. The general consensus from what I've read so far seems to be Guanine Toyota Parts are best and avoid Autozone or O'Reilly. Any suggestions on were to get the parts? The Dealer is likely to be expensive. Since the timing belt was ignored I'm betting other maintenance was ignored as well are there any other areas I should check?

    The truck has an appointment with the local dealer in a couple days to get some old recalls taken care of and I expect they will have a list of things that need done after they look it over...
     
  2. Jun 29, 2015 at 10:37 AM
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  3. Jun 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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  4. Jun 29, 2015 at 6:12 PM
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    Thanks for the link! I'll keep you guys posted on what the dealer says and what I end up doing.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2015 at 10:04 AM
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    While your in there with everything apart I'd replace the alternator, just preventive maintenance.
    Also your upper and lower ball joints, if needing to be replaced go with Moog.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2015 at 12:07 PM
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    While your in there with everything apart I'd replace the alternator, just preventive maintenance.
    Also your upper and lower ball joints, if needing to be replaced go with Moog.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2015 at 12:08 PM
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    While your in there with everything apart I'd replace the alternator, just preventive maintenance.
    Also your upper and lower ball joints, if needing to be replaced go with Moog.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2015 at 5:24 PM
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    I wouldn't replace the lower ball joints with anything but OEM. Too many aftermarket ones have failed.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    agreed, its been shown that oem is made far superior to anything aftermarket, no matter the brand, and they also don't need greasing
     
  11. Jul 6, 2015 at 8:39 PM
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    Ordered a timing kit... Timing belt, Idlers, Cam seals, Crank seal, Tensioner, Serpentine Belts, Aisin Water pump, Thermostat, spark plugs & wires, Oil filter, valve cover gaskets, valve cover grommets, plenum gaskets, and some other seals. The rest I'll get locally. This is going to be more than I initially set out to do...
     
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    Yeah it's a job. Was overwhelmed when I first did it. If I was to do it again it'd be cake. I put off the cam and crank seals though even tho they were in the kit. I'm planning on tearing the top end down to find a tiny coolant leak so I'll be doing the seals and everything else I can get my hands on while the top end is apart. Such as manifold and valve cover gaskets. Other gaskets. Knock sensors. Injectors. Clean the intake... Still haven't replaced the plug wires since I bought the truck used 3 years ago, but no reason to suspect they're bad I think.
     
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  13. Jul 27, 2015 at 5:26 AM
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    Well, I got the covers off and discovered that the timing belt was just done about 10k mi ago. They did a good job of hiding the sticker. So, since I had all the covers off I inspected everything. All the belts, pulleys, water pump, etc. look good to go. I did a radiator flush and cleaned out an old mouse nest from the top of the motor. I still plan to do the valve cover seals and plugs/wires. If anyone needs a timing belt kit I'm willing to sell what I don't need.
     
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    Is your TB kit OEM or aftermarket?
     
  15. Jul 27, 2015 at 5:22 PM
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    It's OEM. I can post pictures if interested.
     
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    Chevy6 send pictures & price with whats included in kit to: jed.33@hotmail.com thanks.
     
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    It's cheaper to do no preventative maintenance on these motors and just let them blow then replace the whole thing. That's my motto :)
     
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    Pm the price, or post it up in the classifieds.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2015 at 6:23 PM
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    Here is pictures of all the items I plan to sell. I'm not sure on the price yet but I am will to accept offers.

    AccBelt 1.jpg
    AccBelt 2.jpg
    AccBelt 3.jpg
    CAM Seals.jpg
    Crank Seal.jpg
    Thermostat.jpg
    TimingBelt.jpg
    TimingPulley 1.jpg
    TimingPulley 2.jpg
    TimingTensioner.jpg
    WaterPump.jpg
     
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    I've posted this in my local area. I will add a post in the Buy, Sell , Trade section if it doesn't sell soon.
     

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