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timing belt? whats that?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sgeezy, May 16, 2011.

  1. May 16, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    sgeezy

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    Was just reading up on timing belts and replacing them at 90k and yada yada yada well all i can say is my 96 dlx is 200 shy of 268K and as far as i know it has NEVER been replaced!

    should i go ahead and replace it since i'm thinking about it? Or like most everything else just wait for it to break?
     
  2. May 16, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    x2 Now you've invited Murphy into the equation and it will probably break on your way to work tomorrow.
     
  3. May 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    You're probably right, I guess that's why we work though huh? But still, recommended is 90k and I'm over 3x that much. I want an exact replica of that belt, when not if, it goes.
     
  4. May 17, 2011 at 1:29 AM
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    holy crap man! yes change out the timing belt and pulleys and water pump ASAP! thats a TON of miles...even for a yota haha
     
  5. May 17, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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  6. May 17, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    Wait for it to break, then you can put in a whole, new engine!
     
  7. May 17, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    wrong, its a non interference motor and will jsut shut off when it breaks with no internal damage... so youll just be stuck looking stupid on the side of the road lol
     
  8. May 17, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    I thought it was... Silly me:rolleyes:
     
  9. May 17, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    its all good :thumbsup:
     
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    Am I missing something or did the OP not specify whether he has a 4 or 6 cylinder. The 4's don't have belts, or did that not start until a certain model year?
     
  11. May 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    hes got a 3.4 its in his little description thingy
     
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    D'oh! Missed that, sorry. I'm impressed his truck's still going then, but like somebody else said at least that's a non-interference engine. I had a mitsu eclipse that broke the timing belt and the whole engine was destroyed.
     
  13. May 17, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Why do they make engines like that? Is their some reason for to build an engine that would be destroyed if your timing belt breaks way why not put a chain in it?

    I bought a kit off of e-bay with and Asain water pump and all the idler bearings and belts (fan, AC). To replace the belt you will be at the wwater pump so you should do that as well since your there anyways.
     
  14. May 17, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    I think (not really sure though) that the interference engines are generally high compression/high revs. Basically the valves can hit the cylinder head and get bent and also maybe crack the cylinder and I don't know what other chaos it causes.
     
  15. May 17, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    Looking stupid is nothing new with here haha I'll have to see about replacing that stuff. I know the water pump has been replaced as scheduled. How difficult is the timing belt and pulleys though?
     
  16. May 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Didn't break!... Today anyways
     
  17. May 17, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    they did the waterpump and not the t belt??:confused:

    They both require basically the identical steps to replace. In fact the belt and pulleys are easier than the water pump.
     
  18. May 18, 2011 at 4:40 AM
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  19. May 18, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Wow, in my glove box was a book that gave all the recommended mileages for certain services... My 2001 clearly listed timing belt replacement at 90,000 miles... which I did (as well as the water pump, since it is cheap to do both at the same time). The water pump was the only non-warrantee, non scheduled replacement item I had to do or pay for in 136,000 miles on that truck! Why I am on Taco #3 now...
     
  20. May 19, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    Where I'm from we don't fix it if it ain't broke. In some cases (like this) that will probably bite me in the ass.

    Anyone know what the price range is on getting it all replaced?
     
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