If your Tacoma is a V6 from 1995 to 2004, replace the belt at 60k miles . If you’ve got a 4-cylinder from 1995 to today or a V6 from 2005 to today, your Tacoma has a chain so you can sit this one out. Don’t Ignore Your Timing Belt Service Interval. Replacing a timing belt before it breaks on its own is extremely important.
The average cost for a Toyota Camry timing belt replacement is between $505 and $774. Labor costs are estimated between $287 and $363 while parts are priced between $218 and $411.
I just past 70,000 miles and someone told me that I should have the timing belt replaced on my Toyota Corolla DX. I checked with a few repair shops and they say that I should be able to get at least 110,000 miles without having to replace the belt. My manual says it should be replaced after 60,000 mile.
Most Audis have a recommended timing belt replacement at 110,000 miles. But to be on the safe side, many mechanics recommend replacing it earlier, such as around 90,000 miles. Being conservative and opting for an early replacement can protect your car from expensive damage.
Another option is to ask your mechanic during your next oil change. Toyota published the list of models that have a timing belt online: Does my vehicle have a timing belt or timing chain?. The Gates Timing Belt Replacement Interval Guide we mentioned before has a list of cars that have a timing belt.
Replace Timing Belts at the Recommended Service Interval. Many motorists will put off a timing belt replacement because it costs so much. The belt itself may not be that expensive, but the labor to change it is typically about four hours. It is also a very good idea to replace the water pump at the same time if the pump is mounted behind the belt.
Toyota Maintenance: 3.4L V6 Timing Belt Replacement. By: Mark Griese - 5/2005. The timing belt found in 1st generation Tacomas, 3rd generation 4Runners, and T-100 Pickups require periodic replacement. From what I understand, belts on earlier models need to be replaced at 60,000 miles, and newer models at 90,000 miles.
According to Gates Rubber Company’s “Timing Belt Replacement Manual,” these are the “official” belt replacement recommendations Acura, Honda and Toyota make for their specific engines. Note: On applications where no specific mileage recommendation is given, it does not mean the timing belt will last indefinitely and can be ignored.
My beloved 4runner is running beautifully at 160K miles. I noticed on the engine cover it says the timing belt was changed back at 86,000 miles (before I owned it). When is a good time to change the timing belt? I'll likely buy the parts online (Toyota genuine parts of course) and hire my local mechanic for the job.
He quoted a price of $500. Trying to find a cheaper alternative, I went to a local mechanic, who told me it has a timing chain, not a belt, that I don’t need to replace. The Toyota website was no help. I checked the maintenance guide that came with the car, and it says to replace the timing belt on a Camry “with 1MZ-FE or 3MZ-FE” (I have ...