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A mkachanic told me that I need to change the timing belt hydrolic on my 2001 RX300, but he say he needs ro change the 9yard :) W. pump timing belt ...... my problem is that I changed timing belt and dhydrolic at 90000 miles and I am only at 135000 now. So the question is if a descent mechanic can just change the hydrolic and nothing else....is it possible/ many Thanks
Your belt will need to be changed again at roughly 150000 miles.Whenever replacing components that relate to timing you should do them all at the same time. it is a difficult and time consuming job to get to the timing gear so for the sake of just changing the hydraulic tensioner and paying to get the belt changed again within a short period of time. its smarter to get it all done at once, and not pay someone to do the job twice. if you do it all now, you can wait another 60000 miles to get it done rather than doing just the hydraulic and then having to do it all again in only 20000 miles.Hope that helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would go to auto zone and get a diagram and the timing belt and do it yourself and the water pump (no it does not have to be changed everytime the timing belt is changed but if the car has over 60,000miles then it is best to change them both) it is not that hard especially if the car is not out of time just make sure you disconnect the negative side of the battery
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
It needs to be replaced ASAP> This vehicle has an interference engine which means that if the belt breaks the engine will need to be rebuilt/replaced due to the valves making contact with the piston and bending them. The belt should be inspected around every 10k miles, but should be seriously looked into being replaced at least around 80k miles. Also have them check the pulleys and the tensioner. If these are weak and worn out they should be replaced as well, so that you don't have any problems for some time.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
A timing belt 1st and foremost concern is it's physical condition. The factory recommends replacing them at 80K mi disregarding visual inspection. At 40K a visual check for wear condition will be the deciding factor for replacement.
The first solution is truly weak and not a very good advice. There are people that truly care and first thing that comes into their mind is Safety before and after any correction. I wouldn't recommend you using brake components pulled out from a junkyard and be happy I saved you tons of money only to get junkyard quality brake application, maybe he would.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
For California models recommended at 105,000 miles.Belt needs to be inspected at 60,000 and 90,000, miles and replace at 105,000 miles.
Except California replace at 60,000 miles. Note 1.8L engine is a interference engine, if timing belt goes bad will cause major internal engine damage.
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
SOURCE: my 2001 lexus rx300 has
Your Timing belt can fall under Preventive maintence, With your Mileage Being 82,000 Miles, Just to Make sure your not in risk of being Broken Down. I would go a head and Replace it if Nothing else just knowing that your Good to go as Far as the Belt Slipping or Breaking.
As Far as the Waterpump if you have Kept Coolant in your Cooling system and have not had any Overheating Problems,And NO leaks are Visable.
I see no Reason to change out your water Pump,However since you are asking if you should change it,Again Just to Know that your pump will be new and no worries, If you Change Out Your Waterpump, Also ,Put new Coolant anf Change your Thermastat.
Also Inspect You Radiator Hoses and Hearter Hoses ,to see it the are showing cracks or are not Hard. You should beable to Open your Radiator Cap(when Cold) and Just apply Pressure on Your Hoses to see if they are Still Soft .Also check your Fan Belt(Serpitine belt) I recommend you Chane it about every 25,000-30,000 Miles.
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Posted on Sep 24, 2010
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