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Hey When did you steal those pics out of my book? I seriously believe a timing belt change to be one of those things that looks like cake, but is really a small pain in the a$$ One of those things I still need to do. Amongst other things :P Have you done it yourself yet?
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I got em when you weren't looking

You look hard enough, you'll find just about anything on the net.

Nah, I havent done mine yet. It's hardly been broken in with 68k. Ill wait till it reaches about 100k or when the water pump starts to go.
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I copy the pictures I will change my timing belt when I get back in OCT, 2005 . my timing belt on my rav needs to be change i hope pics help
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I'm contemplating doing this.

The only thing that concerns me is that when I've done timing belts before there is usually a way to adjust the cam belt pulley against the cam to get perfect TDC on the crank and cam.

This seems to rely on the tooth spacing being such that the cam and crank will be at TDC - but this is not how I've seen it in the past (Usually the teeth spacing on the belt will slightly differ from the old belt - or is it simply that you do not have to worry about it being spot on and the cam being out by 1/2 a tooth is acceptable?

--- Out by half a tooth on a 3s-ge and the car won't idle

And to any-one who has not done this before - the hardest part is getting the crankshaft pulley off
 
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I have the Toyota manual, but what I was waiting for were actual live pictures from the mail carrier that has done this 3 times or so showing how to remove the bolt that you supposedly need that custom Toyota tool for. Especially since I have antilock brakes this looks like a job for a contortionist.

I've got 115,000 miles on mine and am thinking with my gentle driving I can wait until 150,000 milles to change the belt and pump. Time will tell. I will wait for a $189 coupon from Toyota and let them do it (with the cost of the pump added on). For some reason I think changing the coolant every two years on my '99 has kept my water pump bearing well lubricated? since I hear no start up noise yet.
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This is a related question for someone who has changed out their timing belt
I purchased a 2000 with 130K miles. I am curious if the belt has been changed. I checked the belt visually, and it is a Toyota Belt, but is is also labeled " Made in America".
I am assuming (& hoping) that when the original engine was made in Japan that the belt would be also, thus this may be a replacement.
Has anyone who changed their original timing belt noticed where it was made?
 
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This is a related question for someone who has changed out their timing belt
I purchased a 2000 with 130K miles. I am curious if the belt has been changed. I checked the belt visually, and it is a Toyota Belt, but is is also labeled " Made in America".
I am assuming (& hoping) that when the original engine was made in Japan that the belt would be also, thus this may be a replacement.
Has anyone who changed their original timing belt noticed where it was made?
The manufactured date is printed on the original ignition wires. Take another look at the belt. It may also have a date printed on it. If it does, you have your answer.

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"I've got 115,000 miles on mine and am thinking with my gentle driving I can wait until 150,000 milles to change the belt and pump. Time will tell. I will wait for a $189 coupon from Toyota and let them do it (with the cost of the pump added on). For some reason I think changing the coolant every two years on my '99 has kept my water pump bearing well lubricated? since I hear no start up noise yet."
I would change the belt as soon as possible (Toyota recommend 100,000km intervals)
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Hello. How did everyone get to the timing belt area when replacing their belt? Did you have to drop the engine down? What were your methods to getting to that area?

Oh, I apologize if I thread jacked.
 
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