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  1. Timing belt mystery... seeking advice

    Tundra 1st Generation (2000–2006)
    Hello all, I am new to this forum and I am hoping some of you will be able to shed some light on a question I have about my new-to-me 2003 Tundra. I just bought the truck, which is an '03 access cab with the 3.4L V6 manual and 179k miles. It was a one-owner truck before me and the original...
  2. 1990 Toyota Pickup 4x4 w/ V6 Engine

    89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hello Everyone 😊 When is it time to rebuild or replace an engine instead of fixing/repairing multiple issues? I realize there are a lot of variables to this but in the basic sense, when’s the best time to just go all in? I have a 1990 Toyota Pickup 4x4 with the 3VZE engine and 5speed manual...
  3. Timing Belt Tooth Spacing

    Sienna 1st Generation (1998-2003)
    I recently did a timing belt on my 2002 Toyota Sienna. I went to start the car and it seems like I might be a tooth off because it is running poorly. My new timing belt came without lines or marks on it indicating where it should go on. I am wondering how many teeth are supposed to be between...
  4. 2007 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible (V6) Timing Belt Chirp

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I bought this 2007 Solara Convertible (V6) with 48K miles. Because of the vehicle’s age, I had the timing belt and the associated accessories (Aisin TKT-026 Kit) replaced by a reputable mechanic shop. I noted a chirping/squeaking noise in the engine compartment on the passenger side. This...
  5. Two part: Steering wheel shake & water pump/timing belt question

    Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    My 2001 HL has a slight shake in the steering wheel. It started in December with a shake in the steering wheel typically around 65/70 mph, but it wasn’t always. When I rotated the tires, the shake became more pronounced, so I rotated them back. I got the tires rebalanced to see if that was the...
  6. 2002 Camry V6 Low knocking/tapping sound in valve cover.

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    For a little while my camry was having some problems with slightly lower power and an oil leak, so I opened up the valve covers on the front and rear to replace the gasket, and saw that the interior was absolutely caked in sludge. After about an hour cleaning I was happy with the reduced sludge...
  7. Importance of torque on timing belt idler and tensioner pulleys ('00 Solara 4 cyl.)

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hello all, So I've just replaced a busted timing belt on my 4cyl. Solara, and everything works great, but I've had a nagging worry ever since. All of the videos and specs clearly indicate that the tensioner and idler pulleys need to be tightened to 31 ft lbs. My torque wrench only goes up to...
  8. Timing Belt may Not need to be replaced

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have a 98 4th gen camry, and I was looking through the Scheduled Maintenance manual that came with the owners manual. After many years of people saying the Timing Belt needs replacing at 80 or 90k miles, this is first time I have seen documentation from Toyota saying you may Not actually need...
  9. 1MZ-FE Carnage: Timing Belt & Coolant, A Cautionary Tale

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    This thread should be one-stop shopping for any working on the timing belt or coolant on a Toyota/Lexus 1MZ-FE motor. It contains links to info already written in better or greater detail rather than repeating it here. 1MZ-FE Carnage: Timing Belt & Coolant, A Cautionary Tale The patient, a...
  10. DIY - Gen5 2004 1MZ-FE 3.0L Valve Cover + Timing Belt

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hey All, [SIZE="4"] Here's some pictures of the valve cover/spark plugs and a timing belt job I did on my 2004 XLE V6 with about 118K on it. This is the first timing belt job this car has had. Valve cover gasket was done at around 52K. This job was done over a course of almost a month...
  11. P0446 and timing belt !!??

    Avalon 1st Generation (1995-1999)
    When my first gen avalon threw the code I got a new gas cap, then I got a new Toyota brand gas cap. Then I checked all vacuum valves and tubing. Then I installed a new charcoal cannister. Sound familiar ? I then drove with the check engine light on for several months after all that because...
  12. Timing belt 5SFE Gen4 1997 - Supplies, part number (p/n) and questions

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hey All, Yes... I know, another timing belt question. I'm planning to do a timing belt on a Kentucky 4-Vin 5SFE 1997 LE I4 Camry soon. The timing belt flutter is starting to get really bad. It's also way past due for the timing belt. It's at about 180K IIRC... I guess this is also more of a...
  13. Extreme measures to break loose crankshaft bolt

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have the engine out on my 1993 Camry. (5S-FE) A previous person left the crankshaft bolt ultra tight, and I wanted to remove the crank pulley to replace the timing belt. I couldn't hold the crank shaft enough to break the bolt loose. Three different impact guns did nothing. Torch heat &...
  14. 2007 Highlander Hybrid - Idle Speed Control Reset

    Highlander 1st Gen - Hybrid (XU20/2005-2007)
    Quick background.... 6 weeks ago I changed the timing belt on my wife's new to us 2007 Highlander Hybrid (80,000 miles). This was my first big project on the car or any hybrid for that matter. I ran in to some snags along the way, but ultimately finished the job and fired it up. During the...
  15. Camry 2002 V6 XLE Timing Belt

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I'm the 2nd owner of Camry 2002 V6 XLE with 67k miles. The timing belt/water pump has never been replaced. I was checking and wanted to find the correct kit for repair. There has been references online about 3.0L and 3.3L. It was not clear if these parts in the kit are compatible. I believe my...
  16. My next 99 4-cylinder Camry project... Advice needed

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have a 1999 4-cyl Camry and need some advice and recommendations. The timing belt snapped recently, and I'm glad I have a non-interference engine! I obviously need a timing belt and tensioner- Can anyone recommend a kit (Or a list of parts in a comprehensive kit) for this? I also saw gasket...
  17. 99 4cyl camry- Engine problem?

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I was driving my camry today and noticed a noise from the passenger side- at first I thought it was suspension in the front wheel on that side because it was sporadic. I have a loud exhaust leak so this may have been in the making for a while. I noticed a lack of power, looked at the gauges and...
  18. Cam seals leak?

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hey guys, So i have a pretty tremendous leak on the back passenger side of my 2.2 motor. You cant see any leak from the top unless you look at the timing belt cover. From underneath the whole back passenger side of the motor is soaked. Im thinking its the cam seals and/or possibly the head...
  19. 1997 1.6L engine knocking - bent rod?

    Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    My 1997 1.6L Corolla with about 180K miles developed a severe oil leak. I topped off the oil and was driving it to the shop. The oil light had not come on (not that low) when the engine developed a knocking sound. I immediately stopped & called for a tow. The shop has located & repaired the oil...
  20. Help! Timing belt, EGR, Radiator Mystery

    Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    Ok, I have a 1995 Geo Prizm, 1.6 A4-FE, Manual trans, 180,000 miles, OBD 1 system, California emissions car. (in Ohio? lol) Prologue: The car burns a little oil. Mostly after downshifting for an extended time. I assume this is worn rings. But I keep it topped off. It uses about a quart a month...
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