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timing belt replacement #937219
03/24/09 12:55 AM
03/24/09 12:55 AM
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toyT100  Offline OP
Wheeler
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 179
SC
Is changing the timing belt a hard job or a do it your selfer?

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Re: timing belt replacement [Re: toyT100] #937220
03/24/09 02:41 AM
03/24/09 02:41 AM
kewlynx  Offline
Toyota & Classifieds Moderator
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Fairbanks, Alaska *****


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Re: timing belt replacement [Re: kewlynx] #937221
03/24/09 03:28 AM
03/24/09 03:28 AM
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captainehh  Offline
Need a Spot
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Portland, OR
I'd consider myself an average backyard mechanic and decided to tackle the TB job myself after reading through all the helpful info on this forum. I was able to take care of the job in 2 half days without too many problems and saved several hundred in the process. Just be sure you have the proper tools and a healthy amount of patience.

Re: timing belt replacement [Re: toyT100] #937222
03/24/09 09:41 PM
03/24/09 09:41 PM
ErikB  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 4,160
Auburn, NorCal
IMHO, its super easy on a T100 because there is lots of room. More work on a 4runner/tacoma because of the tight quarters, but still not all that bad.
I've done 4-5 3.4L belts. The 3.0 looks pretty similar.


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Re: timing belt replacement [Re: ErikB] #937223
03/26/09 03:52 AM
03/26/09 03:52 AM
IceBlueT  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2006
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Longmont, CO
If it's on a 3.4, that would have to be THE easiest timing belt i've ever done. I've got them down to where i can do a complete timing belt, with a water pump in about an hour. The other guys in my shop are even faster. Just take your time, organize every bolt you pull off of it. If it's a 3.0, It's a little more involved, a little harder, but same priciple.


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Re: timing belt replacement [Re: IceBlueT] #937224
03/26/09 04:06 AM
03/26/09 04:06 AM
kewlynx  Offline
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bolt punchdown in cardboard, esp if you're not going to get back to it straightaway.

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Re: timing belt replacement [Re: kewlynx] #937225
03/26/09 08:51 PM
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toyT100  Offline OP
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Well being my situation (away at college). I think im gonna have to bite the bullet and get it done somewhere. I love working on my truck, but only when i can be on my own schedule. I also dont feel like driving home 2+ hrs to drain the radiator and other parts all the while not really knowing what I'm doing for sure. How does $400 sound for all parts and labor? (including water pump and replacement)

Re: timing belt replacement [Re: toyT100] #937226
03/26/09 11:31 PM
03/26/09 11:31 PM
ErikB  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 4,160
Auburn, NorCal
Doesn't sound too bad. I've seen dealer coupons for $250 timing belt replacements.
I'd recommend a factory water pump since they are high quality and come with a really good stainless steel/rubber gasket.

And since you mentioned 200k and wanting your truck to last, you might want to think about having them replace the timing belt pulley's while they're at it too. It will probably add another $2-300. Cam and front main seals too...? It starts to add up.
That stuff is the kind of thing you can take a look at when you do it yourself and decide whether or not they might need it though.


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Re: timing belt replacement [Re: ErikB] #937227
03/27/09 07:21 PM
03/27/09 07:21 PM
garym  Offline
Rock Warrior
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 676
Oregon
You might also want them to replace all your fanbelts if they need it. You can buy them online probably cheaper than at the dealership and then hand them to them when you take the truck in. Shouldn't be any extra charge since they have them off anyway.


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Re: timing belt replacement [Re: toyT100] #937228
04/07/09 04:02 AM
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surlynkid  Offline
Roll Me Over
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 3,466
houston, tx
buy the SST spanner to spread the tensioner and then pop the pin in the hole to hold it. if you get the OEM belt, it has all teh right colored dots on it to make sure you have it lined up right during install. i've done a couple.


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1995 T100 - total buildup underway
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