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Old 25 Oct 2010, 03:22 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody know
if this is required on this vehicle?

Thanks in advance.

-Joe.


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Old 25 Oct 2010, 04:01 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Oct 25, 12:22*pm, "Guicho" <guic...@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody know
> if this is required on this vehicle?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> -Joe.


It's all about older vehicles like my dumb-ass 1994
(or maybe I'm the d.a. for buying it); you've got a
chain not a belt.

dennis
in nca
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Old 25 Oct 2010, 04:10 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback, Dennis. I won't worry about it, then.

Joe.

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On Oct 25, 12:22 pm, "Guicho" <guic...@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody
> know
> if this is required on this vehicle?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> -Joe.


It's all about older vehicles like my dumb-ass 1994
(or maybe I'm the d.a. for buying it); you've got a
chain not a belt.

dennis
in nca


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Old 25 Oct 2010, 06:34 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:22:08 -0700, "Guicho" <guichov@ucsd.edu>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody know
> if this is required on this vehicle?
>
> Thanks in advance.


The owner's manual usually lists when to replace the timing chain:
around 40,000 miles if I recall correctly. I went twice that
before the timing belt in my 1992 Pickup broke.


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Old 25 Oct 2010, 08:10 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Desertphile <desertphile@invalid-address.net> wrote in
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> On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:22:08 -0700, "Guicho" <guichov@ucsd.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder.
>> I heard that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt
>> replaced. My car manual does not mention anything about replacing
>> the belt. Does anybody know if this is required on this vehicle?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.

>
> The owner's manual usually lists when to replace the timing chain:
> around 40,000 miles if I recall correctly. I went twice that
> before the timing belt in my 1992 Pickup broke.
>
>


Timing belts and timing chains are different beasts that do the same
job. Belts are short lived, a common replacement schedule is 40k
miles. Chains have a much longer life, up to and including the life
of the engine. The other important consideration is whether your
particular engine is an interference engine or not. In an
interference engine, the valves and the pistons occupy the same space
but at different times. If the belt or chain breaks, the valves stop
moving but the pistons don't. One or several valves will interact
with their pistons, breaking both and shooting lots of small pieces
into places you would rather not have them. Most, but I do not
believe all, Toyota engines are non interference, at least in the 4
cylinders. I've never seen the need for a 6 so I have no real
knowledge of them.

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Old 25 Oct 2010, 08:12 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On 10/25/2010 4:01 PM, rigger wrote:
> On Oct 25, 12:22 pm, "Guicho"<guic...@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
>> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
>> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody know
>> if this is required on this vehicle?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> -Joe.

>
> It's all about older vehicles like my dumb-ass 1994
> (or maybe I'm the d.a. for buying it); you've got a
> chain not a belt.
>
> dennis
> in nca


V6 3VZE is a belt

JC
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Old 25 Oct 2010, 08:21 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On 10/25/2010 8:12 PM, Archon wrote:
> On 10/25/2010 4:01 PM, rigger wrote:
>> On Oct 25, 12:22 pm, "Guicho"<guic...@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I
>>> heard
>>> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
>>> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does
>>> anybody know
>>> if this is required on this vehicle?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> -Joe.

>>
>> It's all about older vehicles like my dumb-ass 1994
>> (or maybe I'm the d.a. for buying it); you've got a
>> chain not a belt.
>>
>> dennis
>> in nca

>
> V6 3VZE is a belt
>
> JC

I believe the 2000 has a 5VZFE which is also a belt, replacement is
usually 60k miles.
JC
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Old 26 Oct 2010, 01:19 am   #8 (permalink)
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Maintenance schedules are available on Toyota's web site, though the
year-2000 document is corrupted. The 2001 schedule says 90,000 mi. That
generation of 4Runners lasted until 2002, so the document applies to your
vehicle.
http://www.toyotaownersonline.com/t3...e/2001toyo.pdf

And yes the 5VZ-FE has a timing belt. The service manual pages are here.
It's lengthy and requires special service tools (SST). Not recommended for
most DIY'ers. http://www.yotarepair.com/5VZ-FEtimingbelt.html

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> Hello,
>
> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody
> know if this is required on this vehicle?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> -Joe.
>



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Old 26 Oct 2010, 11:58 am   #9 (permalink)
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I did a little more research and here is what I found:

Maintenance manual for 2000 4Runner:
90,000 Miles or 72 Months

.. Replace non-platinum spark plugs (Tacoma, Tundra, 4Runner)2

.. Replace timing belt (except 4-cyl. Tacoma and 4Runner)

The last line says replace timing belt except 4Runner so I guess I don't
have to worry about this for my 6 cylinder engine... Thanks for the feedback
everyone..

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> Hello,
>
> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody
> know if this is required on this vehicle?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> -Joe.
>



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Old 26 Oct 2010, 12:01 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Actually, I might be reading the maintenance instructions incorrectly....
.. Replace timing belt (except 4-cyl. Tacoma and 4Runner

The above line might mean that 4 cylinder 4Runners should be excluded as
opposed to all 4Runnes.


"Guicho" <guichov@ucsd.edu> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner - automatic transmission, 6 cylinder. I heard
> that some 4Runners need to have the timing chaing/belt replaced. My car
> manual does not mention anything about replacing the belt. Does anybody
> know if this is required on this vehicle?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> -Joe.
>



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