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timing belt ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CaliKimba, May 10, 2013.

  1. May 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    CaliKimba

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    Ok new here anyways I have a 99 SR5 and need to replace the timing belt. I know it's always recommended to go with toyota parts but as a cash strapped college student that's not always the easiest route. There are kits to replace the timing belt and water pump at autozone for 260 or there is this http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-Timi...271&pid=100011&prg=1005&rk=5&sd=270865241552& . So I'm wondering if I should go the ebay route. Any ideas? Plus I'm somewhat mechanical (4 years helo mechanic) so I think I can tackle this project on my own. Figured it would cost a ridiculous amount to have a shop in Sacramento change it anyways.
     
  2. May 10, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    realistically, you should do at least the autozone route. Most mechanics like Midas, Firestone, etc use generic parts & are cheaper routes. If you're particular like myself, you should prob go to a toyota specific shop with a great review section on yelp in your area.
     
  3. May 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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  4. May 11, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    I was in the same boat with my 01, wound up going with one of the air cabman kits from eBay and loved it. All oem parts and and a whole lot cheaper than my dealer wanted. It came with every thing but the red antifreeze that I had to get from the the stealership.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-TIMI...iter_Display:3.4L&hash=item2a144a37e8&vxp=mtr
     
  5. May 12, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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    ^Holy hell are you a Toyota tech? Serious question. Anyways man thank you so much this is awesome!
     
  7. May 13, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    SafetyDang get your facts straight

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    During this video I was just a guy who knew a little here and there. I am currently going to a T-ten school. (Toyota sponsored). I'm going to try to make more videos when I get some free time.
     
  8. May 13, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    Good video, however I would point out that you should never use a torque wrench to loosen any bolt or nut. While they can be used that way, it is not the correct way, and can cause damage and inaccuracies in the torque wrench.
     
  9. May 13, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    Yep learned that in class. I am no expert, just a guy trying to help visual learners.
     
  10. May 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    awesome thanks guys. I think I'll attempt this project in a couple weeks once my classes are done for the semester.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    Fantastic bit of info there SafetyDang. Subbed on YouTube. Keep it up!
     
  12. Oct 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    Great video ! Thanks this is my next project on my truck. Not to hijack but Has anyone had any problems going with a aftermarket timing kit? I usually go oem but didn't know if anyone had issues with aftermarket.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2013 at 1:37 AM
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    thanks medicmutt.
     
  14. Oct 16, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    port and polish intake manifold, supercharger, pulley for charger, lifted, tires, deckplate, (doing full engine build)
    timing belt is just as easy on these as anything else IMO. but then agian ive dont alot. its alot about being very percise and double or tripple checking your work.
     
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