So the guy with the million mile Tundra didn't influence you? Also, it was not mentioned which coolant to use. Open up your valve covers- there really are 4 cams in there 2 per side - scary stuff! Sometimes I see people do markings with a sharpie, but on automotive white is always the best contrast color. You mentioned that it can be off due to stretching should I reposition the right cam to get it to match the mark when the belt is put on? Since these vehicles may have engine damage if a belt breaks or jumps time, preventive maintenance makes a lot of sense. If yours looks like it's getting close, do it when you do the timing belt. I haven't returned to this writeup in a while, and I wasn't getting notifications when responses were posted. I might have had to turn the crank 10 degrees.
We generally replace water pumps as preventive maintenance when replacing a timing belt if the customer chooses to do so. I slid the crank pulley back on and threaded the crank bolt. Remove the rusty belt tensioner to release the tension on the belt. Sorry for not responding to questions about sources sooner! A few months ago I hydrolocked the engine in my 2000 Tundra with the 4. If you want to open up the picture gallery please click image photo listed below. The timing belt is a maintenance that is supposed to be done every 90k miles and I was starting to see that this belt had never been changed! If it does run at 228,000 miles after a broken belt I think its a pretty good engine.
The timing marks should be lined up at this point. Last but not least, let's see the crank gear timing marks. Now you can get down to business. Not sure when it would have had a timing belt replaced. If you require a photo of Toyota 4runner T-Belt Reset a lot more you could search the search on this website. I was thinking with this, if I do go to the dealership and they screw something up, Toyota will stand by their word and either replace whatever needs to be replaced or repair whatever needs to be repaired.
Open up your valve covers- there really are 4 cams in there 2 per side - scary stuff! Now remove the upper cooling pipe that houses the thermostat. I'd be one smart remark from smacking the shit out of him. Got my truck running for cheap money and a smile on her face and on mine too. If you're going to start over you might as well do it with everything new. There are four bolts holding the clutch to the pulley. There are several methods that can be used to loosen the bolt depending on what tools are available to you.
If the timing belt brakes, you need to do a leakage test on the engine. Some delicate gasket-receiving faces on parts were scratched in shipping, some other parts were of very low manufacturing standards burrs left on cast parts, pits and gouges present on volatile surfaces,. Glad so many have found this helpful. Put everything back the way it came off and fill it up with some coolant. A few key things to consider: 1 The kit does not come with any instructions, diagrams or other installation information 2 Be sure that you have a plan to remove and then torque the 22mm harmonic balancer bolt. Fan clutches are never easy to remove. The kit also came with cam seals.
No but really, all I noticed was that the brakes needed to be bled and the alignment was off. I did the same for the ribs between the cam and the crank marker. I also made sure to label the crank gear as to which side is supposed to face towards the block and which side faces out. I had to gently move the cam on the left side to release some of the tension to insure everything lined up. The bearings I removed were still in decent shape, but I didn't want to take any chances at 187k miles. I also had to go out and find the correct o-ring.
Kudos for doing a great job! A quick leakage test will save you all the time. This step was covered in the video. The serpentine belt tensioner is released by putting a socket on the pulley bolt and turning it counterclockwise the pulley bolt is left-hand threaded. Remove the right hand timing belt cover. Some advertise specials on timing belts every couple of months. The manuals and engineering are very smart. Remove the shroud bolts, move it back and remove the radiator first.
This was my main task. Timing Belt Replacement Due to the size of this engine, clearances are very tight for the timing belt repair, especially on the smaller 4Runner. For Andru1d- the kit itself did not include a new tensioner. Thanks a lot, Richard if the difference in cost is small, go with the dealer unless you are 100% sure your tech is topnotch and will fix problems for free. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. My 4runner is a 2003 and only had 84K on the clock but I got concerned about the age of the belt at over 12 years.
Removing the wrong bolts will cause a lot of headaches, and you cannot replace the camshaft seals from the outside. I hadn't done anything like this before on a Japanese car, but I figured being used to German cars, it should be pretty straight forward. When I emailed AutoParts Pro asking about this they stated that their supplied water pump is designed to be used with a paper gasket. Took me about 2 days 14 hours with breaks. The engine was running mistimed! Any more feedback would be appreciated. There's a lot of very helpful information service manuals, discussions, procedure write-ups and videos available via the internet. For the classification of which bolts go where, I used a simple system that I have used on other jobs.