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Replacing Timing Belt

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gmata, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    gmata

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    Hello i bought my Tacoma 2 about two months ago it has 140,000 miles on it and i really don't know if the previous owner replaced the timing belt before or not. I am going to be doing a alot of travelling this year so just to be safe i would like to replace the Timing Belt.

    My question is, what parts do i need? i took it to a shop and the guy with out even opening the hood told me i need the whole Kit, that includes the Pulleys and the Timing belt, is that right? or all i need is the Timing belt??

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i would get the timing belt and water pump and any seals that are up there that may need replacing. i doubt you'll need to replace the pulleys. you'll also need one of these if you are doing it yourself.....

    http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item...&group_ID=1552&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

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  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    Here's a write-up on how to replace the water pump & thermostat - and everything you'll need to take apart to get to the timing belt.
    http://www.lieblweb.com/waterpump.html

    Don't need any special tools (that I can remember) to replace the water pump & thermostat. I'd also replace all 3 accessorty belts.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Yeah, I just did mine at 156,000 miles for the first time:eek: (bought it at 146,000). Pullys were fine and we did not use that tensioner tool. You can just remove the tensioner which involves unbolting the ac compressor (really not that bad). You will need the belt, thermostat, water pump, and the correct gasket material. Also pick up some red antifreeze.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Yeah, this is what pisses me off sometimes. I traded in an absolutely primo '96 Tacoma 4X4 for my new '09. I have ALL the service records for 140,000 miles on CD. Every time I turned a bolt, checked oil, changed oil, or did ANYTHING. I changed timing belts 15,000 - 20,000 miles EARLY and ran only Red Line synthetic oil in everything. Plugs were changed, etc. In short, everything was done to it that could be done to it.

    The dealer would NOT take the records or pass any other maintenance info on the the new owner that bought it the NEXT day after I traded it in.... they cited "privacy" issues and said they were not allowed to. It's a shame, because that new owner won't have the benefit of all my meticulous records. Some dealer will try and rip him off by telling him he should do all that stuff just to be sure....
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    what gasket material did ya'll use?
     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    I honestly cant remember. We just went to NAPA and used the stuff the guy suggested. It was black if that helps lol. 1000 miles later its not leaking.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    aight. i gotcha. permatex makes some gasket material that will work. i gotta get some for mod day.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2010 at 4:09 AM
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    we can hit autozone fri night since its my shit that needs gasketting...ill buy it...i just dont wanna buy the wrong shit

    so far on my list i have timing belt, water pump, and gasketting goo

    anything else i need?
     
  10. Feb 2, 2010 at 4:12 AM
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    We used the black permatex....

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  11. Feb 2, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    Should have sold it to a private owner. A) Would have sold fast with all your records and "papers" as I call them B) Would have made more money off it
     
  13. Feb 2, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Yes, that is what we used.
     
  14. Feb 21, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    dealer replaced my timing belt at 87k, engines sounds quieter, more power and noticed MPG 17 to 20
     
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