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BestBanker
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
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.. changed at $188k.

And THIS is why we don't change the timing belt! It's too expensive


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FreeDevin40
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
Generally the Water pump leaks and needs to be changed first, gotta remove the T-belt to do the pump so might as well change it while it's off.



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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
You people crack me up. You love how reliable the 4.7 is but you won’t spend $800 every 8-10 years to change the one thing that keeps it so dead reliable.


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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
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The reliable car thread has me thinking. For first generation Tundras (2006 and below) and Sequoias (2007 and below), did you change the timing belt at the recommended intervals or not? They recommend every 80k Miles. I did it at 100k miles. Anyone push it further?


I had a 2005 Sequoia I didn't change the timing belt and traded it in at 155k miles running perfectly fine.


Complete waste of money to do that shite at the interval.
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Hammertime
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
You can get a full kit for like $150. All you need to do is have the time, patience, and memory to do it yourself. Takes me about 3-4hrs now. Hardest part is putting the new belt on, but the rest is just unbolting and bolting back up

Like Clames said, there is usually no indication that it's gonna break
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PortHudsonPlaya
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
I have an ‘04 Tundra. Did it at 100,000 and recently at 200,000.


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cajuncarguy
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
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I have a 2004 Tundra with 245,000 and driving like brand new. I've put nothing but routine tires, batteries, and fluids to keep it going. I still have the original timing belt and water pump (if it doesn't break leave it alone). The O-T can argue all day about this brand of truck or that brand. But it'll be the Toyota still driving after Nuclear Holocaust.


You do understand with that engine if the timing belt breaks you buy another engine?


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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
I do a lot of driving and only buy non interference cars with timing chains. I absolutely do not see the point of a timing belt in place of chain, especially with an interference motor.


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Ric Flair
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
I’m to the point of needing a new timing belt in about two years. By then, it will be a 12 year old vehicle with 200k miles (changed timing belt/pulleys/water pump at 100k). Was looking to see how far I could push it.

ETA: 14 year old truck, not 12
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Drop4Loss
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
So i just read my suggested maintenance log for my Tundra, interference engine.

It has suggested maintenance thru 120,000 miles and no mention of water pump or timing belt ..

Why dont they suggest replacing, run em till they break and your fricked ?


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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
I've got a 2006 tundra with 206k and haven't changed a belt


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Clames
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
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I'm not a mechanic, but this goes against everything I've ever seen and makes 0 sense. Most manuals say to inspect for visual signs of wear, replace when needed.


The problem with the "conventional wisdom" line of thinking is that; 1) there's a lot of bull shite mixed into it and 2) what you are saying has absolutely zero to do with these Toyota eninges.

The OEM belts are actually made by Mitsubishi and they can stretch considerably without showing any obvious wear. The tensioner can only take up so much slack though and if you let these belts go for too long they are also as likely to jump their timing, which is just as bad as breaking with an interference engine. You can't do a simple visual inspection on just the belt, you have to check the tensioner which to get to means you have pulled almost all the parts necessary to change the belt out anyway.


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Golfer
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
‘06 Tundra here.

Changed at 125k

Will do again at 250k


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Aquila Strike
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
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You people crack me up. You love how reliable the 4.7 is but you won’t spend $800 every 8-10 years to change the one thing that keeps it so dead reliable.


So much this! I have a Tundra and a 4Runner both with the 4.7 and aside from timing belts/water pump at 90K intervals the only thing I've ever done to either is fluids and tires.

I was putting gas in my Tundra once and a guy on the other side of the pump started a convo about the truck. Said he had one that he handed down to his son with well over 400K with just timing belt, fluids, tires. He said it would still be going if he hadn't gotten t-boned.

ETA: I take that back, I did also replace the drivers door window motor on my truck last year at $50 and 1/2 hr work. What a POS!
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wadewilson
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
Sold my '04 Tundra in 2010 with 140k. Never should have sold it.

I changed the belt at around 90k.


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Airpower
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
Google / manual .. Oh wait Tennessee ?? Can't read , my bad


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weurf3
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
07 v8 5.7 with 80k Miles. I’ve done battery alternator, tires, pads and oil changes. I want to drive it another 5+ years if not longer. Timing belt and pump time or just roll along?


AndyCBR
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
5.7 has a chain.

No service interval from the manufacturer.


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weadjust
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
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07 v8 5.7 with 80k Miles.


07 5.7 has a timing chain. Just roll along unless you have 4.7 which was also an option in 07.


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LSUtoBOOT
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re: Old Toyota Tundra/sequoia, timing belt.
Not the same vehicle, but I waited until 140k miles on a Honda Civic, which was twice the recommended. The old belt still looked damn near new off the shelf. Changed the water pump since it was exposed, so that made the work worthwhile, but the belt looked like it had much more life.


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