Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

Timing Belts

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Toyota recommends that the timing belt be replaced on vehicles that are used in extensive idling or low speed driving for long distances. Police, taxi and door-to-door deliveries are commonly used in this manner. The timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles (96,000 km) in these cases. Toyota trucks do not have interference engines; where engine damage will occur if the belt snaps. If your vehicle has high milage, you may want to consider replacing the belt to prevent the possibility of having it snap. Or if your engine is being overhauled, inspect the belt for wear and replace if needed. In the event the belt does snap while you are driving, turn the engine OFF immediately. Engine and Engine Rebuilding has removal and installation procedures available.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Do not bend, twist or turn the timing belt inside out. Never allow oil, water or steam to contact the belt



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Fig. Fig. 2: Check for premature parting of the belt



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Fig. Fig. 3: Check the if the teeth are cracked or damaged



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Fig. Fig. 4: Look for noticeable cracks or wear on the belt face



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Fig. Fig. 5: You may only have damage on one side of the belt, the guide could be the culprit



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Fig. Fig. 6: Foreign materials can get in between the teeth and cause damage

 
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