1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Timing belt time

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by VintageFast, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Aug 3, 2012 at 7:23 AM
    #1
    VintageFast

    VintageFast [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Member:
    #79017
    Messages:
    275
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    DFW, Texas
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner 3.4
    307,000 miles and time to change the belt for the first time.

    So I plan on replacing the belt, tensioner and waterpump. What else should I replace?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2012 at 7:29 AM
    #2
    Hillingdoner

    Hillingdoner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70273
    Messages:
    457
    Gender:
    Male
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Vehicle:
    95 LX xtracab 3.4L 4x4 5spd
    140 amp Cadillac alternator, Audio system in progress, 4Runner map light mirror conversion, foot well lamp addition, buckets and console from 99 Tacoma regular cab, big three, tint
    I've not had to do the timing belt yet, but have been saving these listings from suggestions on old posts I found when I first got the truck.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/180729034728?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190521450224?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    Will, if nothing else, give you an idea of parts for a more complete job. Not saying all are needed (like the accessory drive belts as and example), but I often buy everything.

    The old "while I'm there I may as well replace" type thing.

    Of course, then I'd be adding new radiator hoses as well lol. Hope that helps.

    Cheers
     
  3. Aug 3, 2012 at 7:30 AM
    #3
    Speed Freek

    Speed Freek Tacoma Whisperer!

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11676
    Messages:
    4,170
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Vista, Ca, Lake Havasu, Az.
    Vehicle:
    98 Tacoma V8 (LS1) swap
    LS1-T56 swap, Z06 ported heads, cam, Titanium valves, Kevlar clutch. Currently under the knife for turbocharger..
    Wow, only 200K miles overdue..

    You might want to do the whole kit that includes the rollers too at that mileage.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2012 at 7:45 AM
    #4
    buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Member:
    #43343
    Messages:
    2,417
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Summerville, SC
    Vehicle:
    01 4wd trd, 255/85/16 km2s
    5100's with eibachs. And 255/85/16 km2s
    Wow that's a ton of miles over. I changed mine at 137k and was worried every time I got in my truck to drive it before I changed it
     
  5. Aug 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM
    #5
    KingToaster

    KingToaster Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Member:
    #58718
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alan
    NH
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma DC 3.4L SR5
    Deck Plate w/ K&N. Grey Wire Mod.
    I got all of my stuff shown in the first link Hillingdoner posted minus the crank and cam seals from RockAuto. I also got upper and lower radiator hose. Pretty decent price just need to get it done now. My truck is just about @ 160,000 miles now. I have seen that some people replace the crank bolt and some don't I am not planning on it though.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2012 at 8:54 AM
    #6
    VintageFast

    VintageFast [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Member:
    #79017
    Messages:
    275
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    DFW, Texas
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner 3.4
    Thanks for the replies. Just ordered the kit. FYI Kingtoaster, your link is doesn't appear to work.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM
    #7
    Robertgeejr1

    Robertgeejr1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Member:
    #69167
    Messages:
    773
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Aorora, Ill, yeah!
    Vehicle:
    1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4
    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    adding to the posts above, "while you are there"..... besides hoses, and I would get new clamps, get a new, "good" "made in Japan" thermostate, and I would do a rigorous flush on the coolant. I don't have to mention the heat down there, (been to dallas alot,) but my truck came from a ranch in far west texas, and I expected to do this so I did not mind, but I spent 2 days and 14 gallons really cleaning the system out, with that kind of miles, make sure your radiator is in good shape, I would be the shit for you to do all of this and have her apart, to have the rad. give the heave ho, after 6months or a year...mine was really dirty, red dust, and usual buildup so i did the chemical flush twice, and took my time, hell I figured if I forced a leak now I i would rather replace the rad. now than later esp. if it cracked on a hot day on the highway....... and without getting yelled at, you dont have to use the toyota coolant, you can get Zerex asian coolant at napa, walmart, and its so much easier on the checkbook.
    and I will say, with the heat we are having this year the ol gal is running cool, and it shocked me the air even works.
    good luck.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2012 at 7:37 AM
    #8
    Taco76087

    Taco76087 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Member:
    #29458
    Messages:
    4,023
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Weatherford,Texas
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma prerunner TRD SR5
    Rockford Fosgate p2 10'', Q-Logic Enclosure, JVC KD-PDR30 Ipod Connection, Rockford p200.2 Amp, Clear Corners, KING Coilovers, Rancho Rear shocks FJ TRD Trail Teams Wheels with 285/75/16 Duratracs
    Need to do mine too :eek:
     
  9. Aug 4, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    #9
    99tacosupreme

    99tacosupreme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Member:
    #33079
    Messages:
    223
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Southern California
    Vehicle:
    1999 Black V6 PreRunner TRD
    Pioneer Headunit, Infinity Kappa 6.5" speakers, Alpine Type R sub with Alpine M500 amp, 15% Tint up front 5% in the back, Deckplate mod, Debadged, Bilstien 5100s, Wheelers 1.5"AAL, DDM 55w 6k Lights
    Is that whole kit really necessary, I have 107k miles and was just planning on doing the timing belt and water pump but are the other parts listed in that kit such as the thermostat and crank seals known for failing?
     
  10. Aug 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM
    #10
    Kennyperez

    Kennyperez Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Member:
    #77104
    Messages:
    603
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kenny
    Yucaipa
    Vehicle:
    Tundra
    i did mine recently and did the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, cam seals, all 3 other belts all new hoses and both of the bearings in there i belive one is called the tensioning bearing and the other i dont know the name.
    bought my kit on rockauto.com then bought the other belts at my local star auto parts. total time spent was about 2 days. hardest part i had was taking one of the big pulleys off. after that smooth sailing.
    good luck
     
  11. Aug 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM
    #11
    Hillingdoner

    Hillingdoner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70273
    Messages:
    457
    Gender:
    Male
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Vehicle:
    95 LX xtracab 3.4L 4x4 5spd
    140 amp Cadillac alternator, Audio system in progress, 4Runner map light mirror conversion, foot well lamp addition, buckets and console from 99 Tacoma regular cab, big three, tint
    All the pieces in the kit are not a must if they are good on your truck. Just a matter of you'll have a lot of the same pieces apart to do the basic job so many feel doing preventative repair all in the same go advantageous.

    I'd be inclined to replace the pieces from the kit just so I knew all was new and to hopefully preclude potential problems developing down the road.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM
    #12
    cbreze

    cbreze Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Member:
    #70655
    Messages:
    150
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Bend, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    '12 T4R, '74 LC, '88,'98 04' pickups.
    Wow, that's a ton of miles over due. Makes me feel better about mine for sure. TBH,I never would have thought it would have gone that long. What happens if it breaks? Stuck on the road or does it destroy stuff?
     
  13. Aug 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM
    #13
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,928
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    1990 Chevy Siveraydo
    245k+ miles, rust, working AC, bald eagles
    Idlers... All of them.

    Also the crank seal since your water pump has likely leaked all over it and crusted up like mine was at 150k.
     
  14. Aug 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM
    #14
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,928
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    1990 Chevy Siveraydo
    245k+ miles, rust, working AC, bald eagles
    non interference, so no internal damage. You might destroy the timing cover but not much else.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM
    #15
    MattFL

    MattFL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2012
    Member:
    #84071
    Messages:
    135
    Gender:
    Male
    S. Florida
    Vehicle:
    1999 Tacoma V6 4x4 TRD Extended cab
    What's your trick for getting the crank seal out without dropping the pan (I haven't looked at the schematic yet). Do you put some screws in it and yank it out, then drive in the new one?
     
  16. Aug 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM
    #16
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,928
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    1990 Chevy Siveraydo
    245k+ miles, rust, working AC, bald eagles
    Im actually curious too, I left mine in there on the first change. I would imagine very careful use of a flat screw driver would do the trick. You just DO NOT want to scratch the crank.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top