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...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beach_yota03, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:39 PM
    #1
    beach_yota03

    beach_yota03 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Member:
    #41941
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    jonny
    wilmington, north carolina
    Vehicle:
    03 taco sr5
    im at like 105k miles and havent changed my timing belt.. i know im suppose to at 90k but no time.. will it break? or bend any valves if it does break?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:42 PM
    #2
    CopDoctor

    CopDoctor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Member:
    #30474
    Messages:
    1,874
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 335i
    BMS Intake, JB4 chip, Plastidip everywhere
    will it break? maybe, are there cracks in it? and all hell will break loose if it does break so i'd be proactive and replace it while you're good
     
  3. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:45 PM
    #3
    beach_yota03

    beach_yota03 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Member:
    #41941
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    jonny
    wilmington, north carolina
    Vehicle:
    03 taco sr5
    so im guessing it will bend valves and what not?
     
  4. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:47 PM
    #4
    gobias

    gobias as in Gobias some coffee

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Member:
    #33825
    Messages:
    284
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    UT
    Vehicle:
    02 Dbl TRD
    OME 881, AAL
    Nope. Non interference engine. Won't do any damage unless it's just pieces of the belt flying everywhere. I'd change it before that happens though.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:49 PM
    #5
    beach_yota03

    beach_yota03 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Member:
    #41941
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    jonny
    wilmington, north carolina
    Vehicle:
    03 taco sr5
    ya i got the belt just gotta get the time. i was just wanting to make sure it wasnt an interference motor. anyone in north carolina wanna change it?
     
  6. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM
    #6
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,953
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    Get a new water pump and t stat as well. Chances are the water pump is leaking anyway.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:26 PM
    #7
    Manlaan

    Manlaan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Member:
    #30054
    Messages:
    1,029
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Riverton, Utah
    Vehicle:
    2002 XtraCab SR5 V6 4x4 Black
    See Signature
    Some people have gone 150k+ and the belt looks fantastic. Others have it replaced at 90k and its about ready to go. There's really no way to know until you pop the cover and take a look though.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:53 AM
    #8
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,811
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    You CAN NOT go by how the belt looks.

    There's NO WAY you can determine how weak or strong a belt it by looking at it.

    There are nylon strands inside a timing belt that are what holds it together. These strands are what experience weakness over time. And again, there's NO WAY of knowing how long they'll last.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2010 at 12:17 PM
    #9
    kumaWRX

    kumaWRX Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Member:
    #26798
    Messages:
    334
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jase
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    04 Prerunner TRD Offroad
    SAW 2.0 Coilovers, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, Toytec 1" lift shackles, Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, aFE Stg. 2 intake, Doug Thorley headers, Magnaflow muffler, 16x8 ProComp 7089 wheels, Toyo Open Country A/T tires, Pamalu bedliner, Bakflip G2 bedcover
    I advise you to replace all the components behind the timing cover, including the 2 cam seals and crank seal, the timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys and of course the w/p and t-stat. Because if any one of those components goes bad guess what, you're tearing it all down again, better safe than sorry.
     
To Top