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timing belt replacement

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Guuuse, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    Guuuse

    Guuuse [OP] New Member

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    what is the normal time frame/milage range on replacing timing belts also can a failure of a belt ruin the engine
     
  2. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    No longer than 100k miles and you might as well do the accessory belt, upper cooling hose, and water pump at the same time if it’s your third+ timing belt.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    DGP1961

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    Assume your asking about the 98 or 99 and not the 2014. If they have a non-interference engine you should not have catastrophic damage should the belt break while the engines running. I believe but don't quote me (try to google it) those years are non-interference. There's way more knowledgeable folks on this site that can probably chime in.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2019 at 5:32 AM
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    HoBoDanny

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    90k +- 5k is what I would shoot for. Others have made it much longer but I’m not a fan of flirting with danger. The 5VZFE is a non interference engine. A break may not damage anything but could leave you stranded and be costly.
     

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