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Timing Belt Kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaDan, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 1:57 AM
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    TacomaDan

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    http://www.timingbeltkit.com/servlet/the-585/timing-belt,-timing-belt/Detail

    Does this seem like a good deal to you guys? I dont know yet if i have an oil cooler but i will soon find out when i get home. So if you could let me know if this is worth it before i buy it i would greatly appreciate it!

    1996 3.4 w/ 122,000 mi and no record of timing belt change! And yes my goal is to hook up the engine with all new front seals and gaskets also!
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 4:08 AM
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    Shop around and buy the stuff separately.

    There's some stuff in that kit that I don't think you'll need.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 4:13 AM
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    do you think i shouldtear it apart and find out what i need? Im guessing that would probably be best but it would increase down time. i dont exactly need the truck right now because im driving the wifes car. shes deployed.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:28 AM
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    My wife's 98 4Runner has the 3.4L V6 and has 174K and do for the the timing belt change again at 180k. I checked on price for the parts at my local Toyota dealer: water pump $136, timing belt $52, I forget what the tensioner, gaskets and other misc. parts were but the total came to about $280. That price did not include new belts or hoses. If I were you, I would buy OEM Toyota parts so you don't have to worry about a defective after market part failing, especially the water pump and timing belt.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    ya thats true. ill give them a call when i get off work in a few. freaking autozone wants 159 for the timing belt tensioner and pulley!?!?!?!?
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    Shop around for things that you will need...timing belt, water pump, accessory belts, & thermostat. The other stuff....is questionable whether you need it or not.

    The water pump doesn't need a 'gasket' - you can use RTV for that. When I did mine - I didn't need to buy a new tensioner.

    Getting factory parts is a good idea..... but don't hesitate to bargain. Shop around for the cheapest prices online and then call your local dealership for price quotes. If you find a cheaper price online - then call your local dealership back and say, "Hey, I found a cheaper price online"
    In some cases....your local dealership will price match. I've done this many times.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:14 AM
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  9. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:24 AM
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    or know if its good quality??
     
  10. Oct 26, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    I just did my timing belt, water pump, drive belts, thermostat and gasket yeaterday. All the parts for the job came to $207.54. This price was employee price plus 10% and tax. I did not get the tensioner or replace it, but if you go that route you will need to get the tensioner tool, this bad boy.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    where did you get your parts?
     
  15. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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  16. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    come on fellas... where is the best/reasonable place to pick up a 3.4 V6 timing belt w/waterpump kit online???
     
  17. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    Try partstrain

    Other than that I'd try the dealership. OE parts really can't be beat for quality, might cost a little more but what would you pay in shipping?
     
  18. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    I can not find any kits for the 5VZ on there.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    neither could i
     
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