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How often do you need to change a timing belt on a 1998 camry , and what happens if it brakes

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  • devoncruse Sep 08, 2010

    every 60,000 miles and if it brakes your motor is done cheaper to replace the hole motor then deal with a broken one

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Most manuals recommend checking every 50k and replacement at 150k. If it breaks while the engine is running, especially on the road, the repair cost 4 times as much because it will most likely damage the valves and the piston heads. The Haynes and Chiltons repair manuals, both are good and available, can explain replacement and checking methods. I use the timing checks as a guide for checking the Belt/chain. If your timing is bouncing all over the place your belt/chain is probably stretched or the device meant to keep tension on it is not working properly. Some vehicles with Timing belts as opposed to chains have a tensioner built in to maintain the proper tension on the timing belt. That are also a few vehicle that employ this with a timing chain.

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No problem just need advice. Have Moms 1998 toyota camry. 30,000 miles. Should I change the timing belt because of age? Same situation with Dads 2wd 1998 4runner 60,000 miles. They will now be driven more.


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