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Squeeling belts at startup

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StAndrew, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Feb 20, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    About time to replace my belts. Im looking this kit:

    http://www.amazon.com/Timing-Belt-T...bs_auto_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1Y1J2RSTM2D4XHGGN2YY

    Its a bit $$$ and Im wondering if I can just replace the belts and be good. Do I need a the included "water pump, timing belt tensioner (hydraulic auto-tensioner, not a bearing), timing belt tensioner bearing, timing belt idler bearing, thermostat with gasket, front crankshaft seal, two camshaft seals"?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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    just go to a parts store and get 3 new belts.

    Or..just tighten the belts a bit. Usually the PS or Alt one that squeals. PS tensioner is kinda a pain to get to. but if they look okay just tighten them
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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    If it's just a belt squeal why do you want to change the water pump and seals ect, just change the belts unless you have a lot of miles on the truck.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    Probably should have put this in my origianl post. My belts were last done at 60k and its now at 125k. Toyota recomends replacement every 60k miles.

    I dont want to drain the fluid as its pretty much new. Im thinking just the belts and maybe timing belt?
     
  5. Feb 20, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    What he's saying is the squeal is being cause by one of the 3 belts, no need to replace the timing belt unless its giving you problems. You can just replace the 3 for like $40 or tighten them
     
  6. Feb 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    ahhhh

    okay.

    If you ahven't done the timing belt your over due by 10k miles. Do the water pump while your at it.

    You can check the tension pulleys but if they are fine..no need to replace yet.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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    Thats what I figured, damn. How do I do the timing belt? I know the knotches have to be lined up perfect... Ill have to do some searching agian...
     
  8. Feb 20, 2014 at 12:10 PM
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    yea you have to set the timing correctly. Not too bad..but time consuming. Im sure you can do it. If you can't...you shouldn't be turboing it :p haha

    Sorry i don't know of any write ups on it...ill admit i didn't do my tacoma as i didn't have the time too as it was my only vehicle. What a waste of money..700 bucks for timing belt, water pump and new fluids around. could saved a lot of money on it. But i did my supra and it wasn't too bad.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    Haha, no shit! Thanks for the vote of confidence :eek:.

    Ill have to put in a week of vacation to knock this out, do the turbo install, and CV boot replacment.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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    id just pull the motor for that then..make it easier for the exhaust side and timing actually..
     
  11. Feb 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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    Not a bad idea... Dont have a lift though...
     
  12. Feb 20, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    Bet get one...might need it down the road ;) :p haha
     
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    I just replaced the water pump ($80) and thermostat ($15). I had to take the (3) belts off and then re-install them to replace the pump. The squealing I had every time I turned on the AC is gone. Previous to that, I had to replace the alternator (and replaced all the belts at the same time).

    I currently have 199,466 miles on the odometer. ('99 tacoma 2wd 2.4L).

    The squealing is gone, but I'm not sure I had to replace the water pump.... Oh well, it was passed the time to do it anyway (I guess).
     
  14. Jul 15, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    Yeah, I think mine were squealing because the belts were loose. Tightened them up and g2g.
     

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