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Timing belt or Timing chain on all Toyotas. From Toyota.com

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by genxer36, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Nov 23, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    genxer36

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    This should be a sticky.

    http://www.toyota.com/help/faqs/service-does_my_vehicle_have_a_timing_belt_or_a_timing_chain.html

    Model Year Engine Belt/Chain/Gear

    4Runner
    1990-2000,2010 4 Cylinder Chain
    1990-2002 V6 Belt
    2003-2012 V6 Chain
    2003-2009 V8 Belt

    Avalon 1995-2003 V6 Belt
    2004-2012 V6 Chain

    Camry 1990-2001 All Belt
    2002-2012 4 Cylinder Chain
    1990-2006 V6 Belt
    2007-2012 V6 Chain

    Camry Hybrid 2007-2012 4 Cylinder Chain

    Celica 1990-1999 4 Cylinder Belt
    2000-2005 4 Cylinder Chain

    Corolla 1990-1997 4 Cylinder Belt
    1998-2012 4 Cylinder Chain

    Cressida 1990-1992 L6 Belt

    ECHO 2000-2005 4 Cylinder Chain

    FJ Cruiser 2007-2012 V6 Chain

    Highlander 2001-2008,2010-2012 4 Cylinder Chain
    2001-2007 V6 Belt
    2008-2012 V6 Chain

    Highlander Hybrid 2006-2010 V6 Belt
    2011-2012 V6 Chain

    Land Cruiser 1990-1992 L6 Gear
    1993-1997 L6 Chain
    1998-2007 V8 Belt
    2008-2012 V8 Chain

    MR2 1990-1995 4 Cylinder Belt
    MR2 Spyder 2000-2005 4 Cylinder Chain

    Matrix 2003-2012 4 Cylinder Chain

    Paseo 1992-1997 4 Cylinder Belt

    Previa 1991-1997 4 Cylinder Chain

    Prius 2001-2012 4 Cylinder Chain

    RAV4 1996-2000 4 Cylinder Belt
    2001-2012 4 Cylinder Chain
    2006-2012 V6 Chain

    Sequoia 2001-2007 V8 Belt
    2009 4.7 V8 Belt
    2010-2012 4.6 V8 Chain
    2010-2012 5.7 V8 Chain


    Sienna 2011-2012 4 Cylinder Chain
    1998-2006 V6 Belt
    2007-2012 V6 Chain

    Solara 1999-2001 4 Cylinder Belt
    2002-2008 4 Cylinder Chain
    1999-2009 V6 Belt

    Supra 1990-1998 L6 Belt

    T100 1993-1998 4 Cylinder Chain
    1993-1998 V6 Belt

    Tacoma 1995-2012 4 Cylinder Chain
    1995-2004 V6 Belt
    2005-2012 V6 Chain

    Tercel 1990-1998 4 Cylinder Belt

    Truck 1990-1995 4 Cylinder Chain
    1990-1995 V6 Belt

    Tundra 2000-2004 V6 Belt
    2005-2012 V6 Chain
    2000-2009 4.7 V8 Belt
    2010-2012 4.6 V8 Chain
    2007-2012 5.7 V8 Chain

    Venza
    2009-2012 All Chain

    Yaris 2007-2012 4 Cylinder Chain


    For Timing Belts, please reference our "Timing Belt Recommendations" FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) to determine the maintenance interval recommendations.

    For Timing Chain and Gears, there are no prescribed replacement intervals; these components should be replaced as needed.

    Updated 11/2012
     
  2. Nov 23, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Good find!
     
  3. Nov 23, 2008 at 6:02 PM
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    genxer36

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    Anybody figure out what the '09 Tacoma V6 has?
     
  5. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Chain.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    Thanks Chris!
     
  7. Apr 16, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yw. :)
     
  8. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    a 06 V6 chain needs to changed at whaat?? my taco is used ...no manuals.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    i dont think there is a recommended schedule for it, although, i figure at 150k or so, it would probably be a good idea.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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  11. Jul 1, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Actually, Its 250,000 miles.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    ah well....a squirrel finds a nut once in a while i reckon!:D
     
  13. Jul 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    :p
     
  14. Dec 26, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    I always thought that 2.7 engines needed the timing chain replaced at 100,000 miles. What is the recommended timing chain change interval?
    What experiences have people had with timing chains needing to be changed?
     
  15. Dec 26, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    A timing belt would need to be changed @ 120,000 miles.

    A chain lasts much longer. I have heard a chain should be changed around 250,000 miles.
     
  16. Dec 26, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Hmm....I have only had to replace a chain one time. I know many that are over 300K, and one close to 600K. Thing is, The Toyota folks say the engines with a chain are "Engineered to go 250,000 miles before a major mechanical issue" arises. What that means is a grey area. IMHO.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Thanks for a great sticky! Just turned 94k on my '05 and was concerned about the timing belt... and ready to shellout $200 at the dealer to replace. Called Dealer and was told it had a chain.. logged on TW to verify.. SWWWEEEET !!!
     
  18. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    I'm looking to buy an 07 FJ and I'm trying to figure out if the timing belt has been changed. I looked in the service guide and it recommends that timeimg belt be changed at 90k, which indicates there is a belt instead of a chain. I'm confused now :confused:
     
  19. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    you sure it's not the serpentine belt?

    http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/guides.php?v=30&y=2007&int_id=24
     
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