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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2003 Toyota 4 runner
As you forgot to say what the engine is in your 4-Runner....I'll give you the rule of thumb....if you have a timing chain in your engine, you'll need to check it only if it becomes noisy....If you have a timing belt, the manufactures recommend that it's replaced every one hundred thousand kilometers.....thats about sixty five thousand miles.... I believe that the later vehicles...(those with the electronic odometer fitted) have been extended to one hundred and fifty thousand, but to be on the safe side, I'd replace at one hundred thousand, especially with the number of sub standard parts that are available on the market these days....
Hope that's a help
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Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: 2003 Nissan Maxima Timing Chain
You can wait its just fine, However if you ever start to notice oil leaking from front cover, then you will need to change. If there is no loss in power feel sluggish especially on take off, Its almost impossible for these type of chains to break. So enjoy until the wheel fall off..lol. good luck
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
you need a haynes manuals because you got 3 types of engines. you got 3.4 3.1 2.4 engines. you got to different procedures.you got to remove a lots of things to get to timing chain. drain coolant remove alternator + bracket power steering a side air condtioning compressor aside water pump come off. harmonic balancer . then you need a engine lift support engine you got to remove top engine mount. you need a manual .because the 2.4 and the 3.1 3.4 timing marking on cam sprockets is different. also crank sprocket.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
I don't believe it has a belt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The one I have 2003 Toyota Corolla has timing chain.
And I think all 2003 Toyota Corolla have timing chains.
So don't let them ( workshops) lie to you.
You can browse the internet to see if yours has a timing belt or timing chain?
Just put same question in the Google, yahoo, or about.com and search
they'll direct you to so money sites, which will show u if
yours has a timing belt or timing chain!
Posted on May 02, 2009
$1000 is appropriate at a chain garage or dealership as long as it carrys a warrenty. with the economy the way it is if you want to save money you can hire a mechanic to do it as sidework but you are taking your chances on how quick he will do it and you have to make sure he knows what he is doing. if you need the car done quickly and are not a good judge of character shell out the $1000. If you can spot someone bull"s"ing and have a little more time offer a mechanic $500. Sometimes you can drive up to a shop and bypass the office and ask the mechanic directly if he does sidework. Most will love the oppertunity because they are paid nowhere near what you pay for the service.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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