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timing belt?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by B ryan, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dec 18, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    B ryan

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    My 2000 tacoma has 128,000 on it and am not sure if the timing belt has ever been changed. I've done basically everything else to "tune it up" since I bought it 6,000 miles ago, but am wondering if I should change it now or if I can wait a few more thousand miles. I know the sooner the better but I just spent a crap load of the green stuff on this thing and my wife would go crazy if she found out I now need to spend another $1000. Any wisdom on the matter would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    You are good to go. When you do replace it go ahead and change the waterpump thermostat (and pullys if money permits) If it does break it will not kill the motor, you will be stranded though..
     
  3. Dec 18, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    Replace cam seals if leaking.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    So a buddy of mine said that I should do it real quick cause if that belt snaps, it'll whip around and screws up a whole lot of other stuff in vicinity basically totaling the vehicle. Is this not necessarily true on the 3.4 engines?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    I can't see it taking out more than the timing belt cover. Pull the cover off and have a look at the belt. If it's in really bad shape change it. If not, wait until you can afford it, just don't wait too long.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    What about on a 2005 4.0 V6 with just over 91000 miles when should the belt be changed??? Thanks for any input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    no it wont totally screw up your engine. you will still have an engine but you will be stranded
     
  9. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    I think you have a timing chain, so i wouldn't worry about it. Some one correct me if i'm wrong. (That was for the 2nd gen guy)
     
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