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Serpentine belt * timing 'chain'? belt?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by acolsch, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    acolsch

    acolsch [OP] Member

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    Ladies N Gentlemen,

    Usually i am amazed at the number of posts that show me exactly how to fix my Taco's issues.

    So far, a play by play change of the front passenger side wheel bearing. Saved $900. A 2 minute soldering job that fixed the overhead temp gauge, saved $200.

    Now that we're at 99K its time for all the general MX that I have neglected. i have the replacement serpentine belt in hand, just looking for a tutorial. I assumed that it shoud be as easy as my 90 corvette. Loosen it up (tensioner), take off the old and slip on the new, just wanted to make sure.

    As I searched, low and behold my Taco has a Timing 'Chain'? not belt? HOLY MOLY! Have I been wooried about a 100K Timing Belt replacement for no reason?

    Please have mercy on my lack of MX know how. But smart ass comments won't hurt my feelings.

    Andy
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    toyosport

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  3. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    krap22

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    I was extremely happy when i found out they went to a time chain instead of a belt. There goes the $750+ replacement cost.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    The belt replacement is easy. There should be a sticker with the routing diagram of the belt under the hood.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    I had my truck in a local shop a couple weeks ago for a front wheel bearing replacement. And I was going to have him replace the factory serpentine, since it has 173,000 miles on it. The mechanic told me the belt was fine & didn't have any cracks. He said there wasn't a need to replace it. :eek: Wow!
     
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