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Timing belt tutorial

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 5000fingers, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    5000fingers

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    Bruce
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    Hi, I'm a new member here. I did a quick search and couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm hoping to find a step-by-step tutorial for replacing the timing belt on my '96 6 cyl. I've got the Haynes manual but sometimes I know the Haynes manuals like to tell you to do a lot of unnecessary stuff (like removing the radiator and alternator, which isn't necessary on a lot of cars). Also sometimes there might be some bits of wisdom that the Haynes guys don't write about. Is there some good information here for this procedure?

    Also, I have a few specific questions:

    1. Which parts do I really want to replace while I'm in there, and which should wait until I inspect them?
    2. Does the "rope trick" work for taking off the crankshaft bolt?
    3. Should I stick with genuine Toyota parts for this? And if so, is there a good online source?
     
  2. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    davidpick

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