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Timing belt replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Chief 01, May 19, 2020.

  1. May 19, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    Chief 01

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    What all should be changed when replacing timing belt
     
  2. May 19, 2020 at 8:31 AM
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    While you can just do only the timing belt, while you're in there I think it's beneficial to do the water pump, hydraulic tensioner, tensioner bearing and idler bearing. The Aisin TKT-021 kit has everything you need. It wouldn't be a bad idea to change the fan belt, tensioner and idler bearing at the same time since it all has to come off.


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  3. May 19, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    Is this something a dealership should do or is it something I could tackle on my own
     
  4. May 19, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    Depends on your level of confidence and wrench savvy. I would put this at the higher end of shade tree fixes. Need some specialized tools, torque wrench, impact wrench. Need to know some basic to medium level mechanical knowledge. Need the time to do it. I didn't rush mine, did it solo, did a radiator replacement and valve cover gasket replacement at the same time and it took me 8 hours or so. Used the Haynes manual and followed the steps so I wouldn't leave anything out or get in a hurry.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, think I'm leaning towards the stealership,(lol).
     
  6. May 19, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    Is impact wrench required? I dont have one of those...
     
  7. May 19, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    I think it’s reccomend but not required, I’ve read many people needed a pulley holder tool to remove the crank bolt because they didn’t have the impact wrench.
     
  8. May 19, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    Anybody know the price a dealership charge to have it done I'm being told around $700, sound right ?
     
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    What about a good independent mechanic around your area? Check around town, it might/should be less than the dealership for labor. Depending on what parts are being replaced, for labor, you’ll probably get quotes in the $300-$600 range.

    Here are the parts I recently purchased for my 2006 tundra.

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    Tagged with interest. While in there, in addition to the above parts, I'd probably also replace the radiator, new cap, and any other belts and hoses that look worn or old.

    10 years ago, a similar timing belt replacement on my 4Runner was about $1000 for just the timing belt (and the water pump which was warrantied and needed replacement so no charge for that). I'd suspect now, it's north of $1000 just for the belt. Add in all the other things you should do, you're probably into it for over $2000 in labor. I don't know your income level but $2000 for a day's honest mechanical work (and learning about your truck in the process) is probably worthy of the day.

    Figure it takes 10 hours, that's saving $200/hr, and you're getting an education...

    I've got both the 4Runner and the Tundra with the 4.7L. So I'm planning to do both. I figure after the first one, the 2nd one will be easier. And saving probably over a few thousand dollars for a couple days' work.
     
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  12. May 20, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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    I’ve done 3 of these on the LS430s I’ve owned over the years and doing this one on the Tundra will be #4. They do get easier the more you do. There’s a really good video on YT showing the timing belt replacement and it’s well worth following if you decide to do this yourself.
    Just think of all the money you can put towards something else, as opposed to paying someone else!
    As was mentioned, it’s at the upper end of DIY jobs, but if you take your time and do the research, it’s quite doable...:thumbsup:
     
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