Owners of V6 4Runners from 1990 to 2002 will need to replace their timing belt every 60k, while owners of V8 engines from 2003 to 2009 need to think about a belt replacement every 90k miles. But 4-cylinder 4Runners from 1990 to 2000, and V6 4Runners from 2003 and beyond don’t need to worry about changing a belt, as these years all have have a ...
It is EXTREMELY rare for a Honda timing belt to break before it's reccommended replacement time. So, just replace it every 90,000 or 105,000 miles and you'll never have to worry about it. And, yes, timing gears and chains wear too along with tension pullys. Hard for me to believe that anybody would make a car buying decision based on a timing 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.
I forgot to change the timing belt, and sure enough it failed about 10,000 miles after the Toyota recommended replacement point. Happened only a few blocks from home and I towed it back to do the job I should have done 10,000 miles earlier... No valve damage. On some engines the valves can hit the piston when the belt breaks.
When to replace the timing belt? Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles.
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.
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.
A timing chain runs inside the engine, as it needs to be lubricated by the engine oil. A timing belt typically needs to be replaced between 40,000 and 100,000 miles depending on the vehicle. It's a few hundred dollar repair. A timing chain doesn't need to be replaced unless there is a problem with it. Is the timing chain immune to mechanical ...
Timing belt replacement cost: The timing belt replacement in a 4-cylinder engine costs from $250 to $650, plus extra if a water pump or other parts need to be replaced. In a V6 or V8 engine, the price to replace a timing belt ranges from $450 for just a belt to over $1,000 if a water pump and related hardware need to be changed.
Frankly, the timing chain on my RAV is the least of my concerns. These darn Toyota engines seem to run like a top mile after mile. My advice to the original poster is to not worry about this on his relatively new RAV. The service manual may show a recommended replacement at over 150k miles or so. I haven't checked though.