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Timing belt replacement 1997 lexus lx 450: when?

Vehicle has 112000 miles on 4.5L L6 SFI DOHC 24V ENGINE, PREVIOUS OWNER WAS TOLD TO REPLACE THE TIMING BELT. WHEN IS THAT NECESSARY? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE ENGINE IF IT WAS NOT CHANGED AND THE BELT BROKE?

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  • lsludvik52 Jan 27, 2009

    no known chain rattle or noise. previous owner had been advised that it was about time to replace the timing chain, that it would cost about $1200 to do that. rule of thumb to change at 100,000???????? you say not in maintenance schedule?? also some confusion as to timing belt or chain? this engine is a straight 6, 212 horsepower. supposed to be a good engine, consumer report indicates it ought to go 200000 miles with no major problems if taken care of.

    thanks for your help, J5 don massey

  • lsludvik52 Jan 28, 2009

    thanks for your help. i will look at the manual. i also checked with stevenson toyota in denver while i was at work today and larry there agreed with you . it has a timing chain and does not need to be replaced. larry indicated the same, vehicles are almost bullet proof.



    what about the differential lock. an option was a differential lock system. this one does not have that but the consumer report still talks about some type of differential lock, know anything about that?????

  • lsludvik52 Jan 28, 2009

    thanks a lot! the 450 is full time 4wd, supposedly the diff lock system was an option and if you got the option there was a button/dial on dash to engage and disengage. i am not sure exactly how it was supposed to work, whether you could disengage the front wheels from the rear or if they would all work independently from the others. i just really don't know how the differential lock works. from what i hear, the differential lock system is prized by off road enthusiasts. i'm pretty sure this vehicle does not have the option. thanks again.

  • kita2porgee May 11, 2010

    lzlux ik52, I HAVE THE SAME LX 450, GOT 129K STILL STRONG. BUT THE TIMING CHAIN, PER DENVER TOYOTA DEALER, IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACE? I AM CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED AND BASICALLY HOMELESS, SO I HOPE I DO NOT NEED ANY REPLACEMENT FOR THE TIMING CHAIN. kita2porgee

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    hi don , if this vehicle has a owners manual , you can check in there under maintenance schedules and see what it says , you should see at what mileage what services are recommended . my opinion , the higher end lexus vehicles are built like tanks and are pretty much bullet proof .

    J5

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    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    hi , i show that engine as to have a timing chain , not a belt , i see no indication that it is an interference engine , i do not see it in the maintenance schedule , i do see checking the chain stretch with a dial caliper during rebuild . does this engine have any chain rattle or noise ?

    J5


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Full time 4- wheel drive vehicle dose not have front & rear diff. locks unless vehicle came with option.Their would be diff. lock switches on dash below radio assembly & front & rear diff. lock illuminations on instrument panel.Vehicle dose have a center diff. lock which will illuminate on the instrument panel when transfer case is shifted into low.

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Well don , if this is a 4wd , actually even if it wasn't i show it to have locking diff(s) , if you have 4wd i show you to have a switch and a light somewhere on dash display indicating if it is locked in or not . , if you look at the passenger side of the rear differential you might see some electronical gizmo attached to it . i recently worked on a lx470 , it was awesome , i cracked the woodgrain cover around the power window switch , ouch , it cost $500 just for that little piece of woodgrain , lexus is very proud of their parts , lol , enjoy that vehicle . i would sure appreciate a FIX YA vote . thank you .

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