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.tnrav said: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?
I would change the belt as soon as possible (Toyota recommend 100,000km intervals)"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."
Well if its in the car YES.dnylrq said:Hey :!: When did you steal those pics out of my book? :lol: 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 Have you done it yourself yet?