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When did you change the TIMING BELT on your 3.4's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MK ULTRA, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    MK ULTRA

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    Toyota says, on the later 3.4's, you should change them at 90k miles.

    I've read where some have gone as far as 140k+ miles before changing them. I wouldn't trust a belt that far.

    I bought a 2.7 4 cy. just so I wouldn't have a belt to change. Usually a chain will have to be changed at 150-200k miles.

    I drive alot of highway miles and don't drive it hard so maybe I should have gotten a 3.4 and let it go to 140k miles.

    Waiting on your opinions.

    Great site.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    JimBeam

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    i changed mine at 114K...like 2 weeks ago...
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    I'm going to change my belt & H2O pump @ 100k when I get there...
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Janster

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    On my 96.....I had the dealer change the timing belt when I bought it (as part of the sales agreement). At that time, the recommended interval was 60K miles and the truck had 60K miles on it when I bought it.

    At 85K miles - I changed the water pump. It was leaking.

    If you haven't changed the timing belt or water pump yet...chances are, the water pump will start leaking LONG before 140K miles and maybe even leak before 90K miles (like mine did). While you're in there doing a water pump change, you should change the timing belt also.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    steve o 77

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  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    JadXtreme

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    The timing belt on my 98 was never changed untill the water pump went out around 225K miles probably back in 2005 or 06. It was changed again around 310K when one of the idler bearings for the timing belt started squeeling.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    :eek: how many miles are on your truck?

    Edit: I see on your cardomain that it has over 330k. Thats pretty awesome.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    just changed my original tb at 212,000, wp had been leaking for some time but the belt "looked" OK.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    i changed mine at 65k.....just a month or so ago.:rolleyes: went ahead and did the tb and water pump since the water pump was leaking.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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  12. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Fuzzyman81

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    Same here ^^^^ Just did it this past weekend. Figured if I was taking off all the belts to get the the H2O pump, might as well replace them.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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  14. Mar 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    tacobell007

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    Back when we had our 1st gen, we did it around 75k cause the water pump was leaking bad and we were going to take the belts off anyway...
     
  15. Mar 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    ive only got 70000 miles on mine so i still got a while before i need to change the tb i guess but how hard is it to change anyway?
     
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    I know im not a v6 but I changed mine when it broke:p
     
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