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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. NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Well-Known Member

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    FJ uses a timing chain.
     
  2. genxer36

    genxer36 [OP] Lord of Tomfoolery

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    The serpentine belt & timing chain are 2 different things. The serpentine belt drives your alternator,fan,etc.
     
  3. 81shark

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    no kidding;)
     
  4. genxer36

    genxer36 [OP] Lord of Tomfoolery

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    I wasn't pointing that at you. I was using your quote as a reference.
     
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    I do know the difference between the serpentine belt and the timing belt and I figured out the problem. The 3.4L motor has a timing belt that needs to be changed every 90k miles and the 4.0L has a timing chain. Thanks for your input.
     
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    Updated with current dates available.
     
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    265k on a 2006 taco. Some mechanics say it should be changed, others tell me not to mess with it. I kind of want to just leave it alone instead of doing that big of a job if its really not necessary? Still have original serpentine belt too.
     
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    I have a 1996 tacoma v6 any body have any idea what the black plastic piece could be that broke behind the cover? Truck runs fine but this unknown piece broke off behind the cover. Everything looks fine in there. It was circular and apears to have been on the upper idler?
     
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    Thanks for the intel. Any idea how difficult just the tensioner replacment would be.
     
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    How would you know when the chain needs to be changed, though it supposedly lasts the life of an engine? Signs?
     
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Killed 2 birds with one stone thanks to you Genxer..was curious about my 4 banger 2010 and with the wife's 05 Rav4 at 110k was starting to think of hers.
     
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    I purchased my '96 Tacoma 4x4 3RZ new, and while I do baby it (rpm wise), it has 315,000 miles with no internal problems, including the timing chains (there's 3 you know). I fully intend to run it until I hear a reason.

    Keep in mind, a timing chain replacement on this engine isn't cheap. I was quoted $1550 in labor from a local mechanic I've trusted for years, and it doesn't make sense to spend $1550 labor plus expensive parts when you can purchase a brand new factory Toyota 3RZ long block for $2200.

    Synthetic oil will keep these chains solid for a very long time. I haven't done that, but I will on my next 3RZ.
     
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