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Car is using more gas than normal. It has 90,000 miles on it and all I have done is regulary scheduled oil changes, nothing else. IT also seems a little sluggish. I called a local Toyota shop and they were recommending changing the timing belt. I am currently unemoployed and do not have th eresources for a really big fix. Any suggestions? Katherine

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Hi the timing belt will not cause sluggish running. But if its due it is advisable to replace the belt. If it fails you will loose your engine. Hoot this helps.

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Your car is due for all routine maintenance. Start with a tune-up, the timing belt is a good second followed by the o2 sensors which are the most likely culprit for bad gas mileage with or without a check engine light. Especially at 100k miles. Then oil change, transmission fluid and what ever else is recommended in you users manual.

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Try a tune up its cheaper

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