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Timing Belt inspecioin.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by newertoy, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Nov 6, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    newertoy

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    Is there a way to inspect the timing belt without taking the engine apart as if you were going to replace it? 2003 v6 eng. 94K mi. Recently purchased the truck and "looked up" manintenance-only went back a short time.
    Having no issues-just want to be safe.
    Have contacted place of purchase--not gotten back to me yet.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You cant tell if the belt needs to be replaced just by looking at it.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    Yes, I read that--- Just want to be sure it was replaced at factory recommended maint. schedule. I do all the maint. on my 91--There is no record of maint.--everything done prior to schedule. With TLC also.
    Anything in question is always done before it is needed. Sure has "payed off". Runs better than new. Only issues are a couple of surface rust spots.
    I will post pics as soon as I can figure it out.
    Thanks
     
  4. Nov 6, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Janster

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    Did you just BUY the vehicle? If yes.....where did you buy the truck from?

    Call your local Toyota dealer and give them your VIN number. If any of the maintenance was done by Toyota, they should have a record of it.

    If they don't and you're still unsure - just replace it. Better safe than sorry.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Gadget@URD

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    The 1GR-FE uses a timing chain, not a belt. There is no scheduled maintenance for it.

    Gadget
     
  6. Nov 6, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    LOL! Good point...I was looking at the 2003 truck listed in his info. :eek:
     
  7. Nov 7, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    newertoy

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    I did the toyota vin # search and found only the most recent work done. Place I purchased is locating the previous owner to get the info. Have had the 2003 for only a month--lots better pick-up than the 4 banger.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    chris4x4

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    As Gadget said, The second gens have a chain. It doesnt require replacement until past 250K miles.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    newertoy

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    I had a MISTYPE one the origina post it is a2003.
    It is a 1st generation---2003---am i correct in saying that it is a BELt? That is the info that I found here. V-6 2003.
    THANKS GUYS
     
  10. Nov 8, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes, the 2003 uses a belt.
     
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