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With a 10mm socket (if you can find one lol) remove 4-5 bolt from the drivers side timing cover and you will be able to take a quick peek at it.Ive talked to several sellers of 100s that say theyre not sure if timing belt has been done or some have had it done but no record in car fax. Is there anyway to physically tell if the TB has been done?
"0 RESULTS FOUND FOR YOUR VEHICLE." Well, it was worth a shot.you can create an account on toyota owners, and enter the VIN of the vehicle you're looking at- any toyota service history will be on there. Obviously it wouldnt necessarily help if the service wasn't done at Toyota, but it's a good start.
1. Aisin kit for your year modelFollowing this thread.
I am planning in 2-3 months the new to me task of replacing my timing belt and while at it the water pump as well for my 2006. I hope you can indulge me by answering a few newbie questions:
• what brand should I use? Or, that you may used that you can recommend?
• where to get it or the kit?
• how much do these things cost from first bolt that gets out to the last bolt that’s gets fastened?
• i plan to do it myself, (hopefully not destroying it) what special tools does the job require? I have the basics already a 200-pc tool set. Conservatively rating me 5/10 skill level Lol.
• and lastly for me who will be doing the first time, how long is this thing going to take me start to finish?
1. Aisin kit for your year model
2. Amazon or Rock Auto
3. I think the kit was 175 or so. I also did some other items while I was in there. I think this added 300 or so in parts.
4. I bought a Toyota 4.7L crank tool.
5. It took me the better part of 2- 8 hour days. I also rebuilt the alternator.
Check OTRAMMs videos in the vendor section. There are plenty of threads on the job here on Mud. Welcome to the community!
Replace the fan bracket, too. It has to come off to do the timing belt. Labor for replacing the bracket is probably 80% of doing the whole timing belt job, so toss a new one on there when it is all apart. Putting the old one back on is a false economy.Its hard to control mission creep on the TB job because once torn down there are several things worth replacing while you have things apart; (if you are 180k miles and up). Spend range $290 & up depending on how far down the rabbit hole you go.
TB KIT: Aisin TKT-021: $170
Coolant: 4 to 5 gallons 50/50 SL or SLL depending on your model year. $60
Alternator brushes are so easy to replace during this time: $25
Cam seals and crank seal: $45
Serpentine belt tensioner & pulley assy. $65
Thermostat & gasket: $20
Radiator cap: $12
This was my parts list replaced @ 185k; mostly preventive
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Replace the fan bracket, too. It has to come off to do the timing belt. Labor for replacing the bracket is probably 80% of doing the whole timing belt job, so toss a new one on there when it is all apart. Putting the old one back on is a false economy.
Also - you will need a 12mm flare nut wrench for the fan clutch nuts. If you try to take them off with a regular 12mm box wrench, you WILL strip the corners off the nuts. If you look at the nuts and they are already rough-looking, buy new nuts to replace them, since you will trash them getting them off.Replace the fan bracket, too. It has to come off to do the timing belt. Labor for replacing the bracket is probably 80% of doing the whole timing belt job, so toss a new one on there when it is all apart. Putting the old one back on is a false economy.
I bought a harbor freight puller and it worked fine. The FIPG is a Toyota product and depending on your year it can be very expensive. I think the stuff for my 02 was $75 a tube. I ended up using the Aisin AB1207B1 that was recommended by Aisin in the kit directions. So far so good. I bought my bracket at Camelback Toyota. I think it was $150 or so. When I pulled mine off the bearing was making noise so I just changed it out while I was in there.soaking it all in and writing them all down. thanks @geanes @gatormark91 @TRLBOSS @TXSunDevil @abuck99
btw any suggested brand/make of the pulley puller? it'll be a one-time use so the pro/expensive one can be off the options.
And the FIPG - is this the permatex silicone gasket?
about the Fan Bracket - is this the "Aisin FBT-002 Fan Pulley Bracket" ? there's one in Amazon for $96.79
on the upper and lower radiator hoses and clamps with it, where is the best practical place to get these?