Posted the below problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry with miles around 197k now. The timing belt has never been changed. However, it is all high way miles and has been serviced every 3 months. Asking price is 6,500. Front right fog light needs to be changed and has a small dent on rear right fender.
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Re: High Mileage.... No Timing belt change!....
If you buy this car, you should change the timing belt asap. Check Edmonds, and other internet sites for average prices, (197k miles brings the price down for sure, internet sites should give an amount to deduct for the miles) average for this year is around 70k). The fog light and small dent aren't big issues, but deduct the cost of timing belt change from prices you get on the internet. Good Luck coountrycurt0
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It has a timing chain..Can't find any info on mileage to change?? belts are about 60.000 miles, i don't think you have to worry about changing by miles ?? You may call Toyota dealer and ask service manager?? Hope this helped you ?
If you change the timing belt it is reccomended to also change the tensioner and idler pulleys as well, depending on the mileage. You can change just the belt but it is a little risky, considering you can't actively see what's going on in there. If your timing belt slips on that engine, There's a good chance of doing major damage.
Toyota recommends replacement every 90,000 miles or 72 months, whichever occurs first. This is an interference engine which piston to valve damage will occur due to timing belt failure. Hope this was very helpful.
Average replacement mileage for a timing belt is around 60,000 miles. Many cars I have purchased had over 100,000 miles on them and had never had the belt replaced. Try to use original equipment belts or high quality after market belts when replacing. Cheap belts will not last as long and could cause serious problems if neglected(example cheap alternator belts will squeak, stretch easily, and not hold up.). I always replace all the belts when doing a job this intense. If your car has high miles it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time you do the timing belt.
Normally it is at 50,000km and when converted to miles it would be at and estimated 30000mi to 35000mi at max. depending yet on usage, if always on long trips more shorter mileage reading before changing of the belt.
Yes those vehicles have timing belts instead of chains. I have yet to see a timing belt that doesnt need to be changed at some point. Maybe the tech meant you didnt need to change them now. Each manufacturer has their own mileage interval, but generally speaking, anywhere between 60,000 and 90,000 miles they are due to be replaced.