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Timing belt

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Whitelightning77, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Jul 18, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Whitelightning77

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    So you're suppose to chage your timing belt before 100,000 miles. So does that mean you gotta change it before or at 200,000?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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  3. Jul 18, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    x2468

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    Im 99% sure it's every 90,000 miles. So you should do the second one 90,000 miles after you changed it the first time.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    im hoping this winter to have mine done..Sticker on the timing cover says 70,000 ish..I have 138,000 now. lol
     
  5. Jul 19, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
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  6. Jul 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    crazyasu45

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  7. Jul 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    I thought Toyota recommended timing belt change at 60k? Anyone?
     
  8. Jul 19, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Janster

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    When I owned my 96 tacoma...it was 60K miles. That's what my owners manual said.

    Now....according to some, I've read that Toyota changed it to 90k miles in the newer trucks.

    Do you have an owners manual? It'll be listed in there.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    About 136,000 and it was still in pretty good shape.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    Nerp...no owner's manual. fwiw, I found this on edmunds. Sweet...another 30k on my current t-b.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    I would suggest doing them every 90,000 or less, the main problem with old timing belts is that they stretch and throw off the camshaft timing, not that they break necessarily.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    For my '98 they recommend it every 90K.

    Of course that meant I did it at 125k because I'm semi-moronic. It was in pretty bad shape. Lots of cracks in between each "tooth" and when the mechanic flexed it backwards the rubber snapped/cracked in half.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Whitelightning77

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    Ok so do think I should take it to a Toyota dealer? And how much did it cost you guys?
     
  15. Jul 19, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    I think it was just under $400 (i.e., like $360 or so) when I had it done...non-dealership...all belts replaced at same time.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    I need to change mine. :eek: 230,xxx miles and haven't touched it. :eek:
     
  17. Jul 19, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Firefighter160

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    Lol, a friend of mine just changed his on his 96 Taco for the first time at 215k, he said it still looked perfect.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    $550 which included doing the water pump. Which is highly recommended since it's easily accessible when you're doing the timing belt.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    chris4x4

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    A timing belt isnt going to "look" bad. It degrades. At what point, is unknown. I have seen them last as much as 180k miles, and let go at 98k miles. Best to change it at the recomended interval, as they rarely last longer than 110k miles.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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