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1997 RAV4 with the 160K miles...Have about 60K on the timing belt which I will have replaced soon along with the water pump..Anything else I should swap out while I'm in there :) Thanks!
 

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I've heard 60K on the 96-97 models and 90K on the 98-00 models. From an old tsb.

When Toyota did my timing belt and water-pump at 159,000, they also replaced the oil-pump.
 

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IMO, 60K timing belt replacement should have gone the way of the 3K oil changes - just shops wanting to sell you something before you need it. 5K on oil is plenty soon enough. The same math puts the belt at 100K. And, since it's a non-interference engine, except for getting stranded there's no harm in driving until it breaks.
 

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No harm except, at least, potentially getting stranded somewhere! Or, like me, enduring the wrath of the main driver when the belt stretched and jumped thus making it drive poorly! :crying

OP: Still have the typical bad OEM valve stem seals? Doing them (see my and others' threads) too is a big expansion to the project, though.

Definitely replace the spark plugs, the water pump, and likely the alternator and PS belts while doing the timing belt.

If you don't have a very strong pneumatic gun and big metric impact sockets, have a shop loosen (by air gun or long breaker bar), then lightly (by hand) retighten, the crankshaft-to-dampener bolt before you dive in (but remove the RH splash shield yourself before going to their garage).

The power steering pump's mounting bolts can be a PITA to loosen (to get the PS belt off), so make sure you have _six point_ sockets and a variety of 3/8" breaker bars available beforehand.

Be safe!
 

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there are various seals that can be changed when you do the timing belt. at approximatly 180k I changed the front main seal, oil pump seal(s), and the camshaft seal. I figure those seals will now last the life of the vehicle.
 
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