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timing belt and water pump kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by fish, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    i have a 04 tacoma and my water pump is leaking and i'm just gonna replace timing belt,water pump,and everything else. Were would be the cheapest place to get the kit and what is a good brand?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    Check eBay.......seriously. that's where myself and a few others got our kits from. Can't remember the folks I got it from,but all the stuff was good to go.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    IS DAYCO ANYGOOD?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    Not bad.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    cause i looked on rockauto and they sell the kit but it's by dayco i'm just not wanting to buy a cheap kit.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    the kit i brought was made by aisin, not sure how good that brand is? got the pump,belt and tensioner for around 300.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    Dayco is what toyota uses as their belts. Toyota just doubles the price. Dayco is the best. Though I did a water pump on my tundra and a year later it started weaping. It was a bosch WP. I went to toyota and they recomended a toyota water pump cuz it wouldn't go bad like that that fast. I would suggest the same to you. Cuz when the water pump went bad I had to do it all over again. I would personally do all the pulleys and tensioners as well. A lil extra cash will save ya a headache down the road. But I guess that's what's in the the kit. Good luck.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    How many miles on the 3.4?
     
  9. Apr 26, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    I know Aisin from somewhere... i believe they also make PTO clutches. The clutch in my Wright commercial mower is an Aisin I think. To be an OEM in commercial mowers its gotta be pretty stout, I'd guess they make pretty good stuff
     
  10. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    +1, was just going to ask that same question.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    67,xxx
     
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    likewise, i went ahead and did mine at 60k because of a leaky water pump.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    Only cut my hand twice, stupid AC compressor. Thanks for the advice BTW, the breaker bar/starter trick on the crank bolt worked like a charm.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    no prob bud...glad it worked for ya.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    I tried the tool that I had made, but damn that bolt was tight! I did use the tool to torque it down during reassembly. I spoke with a Toyota tech, they do the same thing with the breaker bar/starter at the dealership.
     
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    lol, yeah...the tool i had made didnt work worth a shit until reassembly.
     
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    Think it's just a typo on that eBay listing that it says 96-03? Or is there really a difference for the 04?

    Sounds like doing this myself isn't as hard as it seems. I'm sitting at 96,000 and was planning on doing it around 100,000. But I was going to shop around prices at mechanics to get it done. I've done all of the work on my truck up to this point so I should probably be able to handle it. :notsure:

    jdmcq - I think you're right around the corner from me, want to help? :D (Or is there another mushroom capital besides kennett sq.?)
     
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