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Just want to know what you guys think about when the timing belt should be changed in our Camry? We just got the car today. It's a 2.2 LE with 16,000 miles on it!! :D
Being that the car is 6 years old but has low miles when should the timing belt be changed?
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T-belts usually get swapped at about 60K, when you're in there make sure your water pump and tensioners and such are all solid- you don't want to have to rip that part of the engine apart any more times than necessary!

However, my dad (who works for Toyota as a parts manager) has informed me that the new T-belt interval is 90K:eek: for Toyotas... I could believe that... my sister's '92 Escort just had the belt done last year at a little over 100K and it was original. Just think, if a Ford can go that far a Toyota certainly can!:D

Awesome find, best of luck to you! Let's see some pics!

Steve
 

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87Camry5Speed said:
T-belts usually get swapped at about 60K, when you're in there make sure your water pump and tensioners and such are all solid- you don't want to have to rip that part of the engine apart any more times than necessary!

However, my dad (who works for Toyota as a parts manager) has informed me that the new T-belt interval is 90K:eek: for Toyotas... I could believe that... my sister's '92 Escort just had the belt done last year at a little over 100K and it was original. Just think, if a Ford can go that far a Toyota certainly can!:D

Awesome find, best of luck to you! Let's see some pics!

Steve
Thanks for the info!! So I guess age doesn't matter much?:confused: It's just the miles?
 

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Miles over age, I'd have to say... When I picked up my '95 Cam a month ago the previous owner handed me all the old service receipts. The only timing belt-related one I saw was for a replacement at 100K...

And my old '87 Cam had its replaced at 77k, when I sold it it had 128K, but by the looks of things that belt in all likelihood was closing in on 7-8 years old

If you're still unsure, see if a mechanic will take it for a brief drive. That'll give you some peace of mind.

Steve
 

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Miles over age, I'd have to say... When I picked up my '95 Cam a month ago the previous owner handed me all the old service receipts. The only timing belt-related one I saw was for a replacement at 100K...

And my old '87 Cam had its replaced at 77k, when I sold it it had 128K, but by the looks of things that belt in all likelihood was closing in on 7-8 years old

If you're still unsure, see if a mechanic will take it for a brief drive. That'll give you some peace of mind.

Steve
Thanks again!:thumbup: :thumbup:
 
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When I was working as a service writer I took in a camry with 122k miles on the original timing belt and plugs. It was a 97 4cyl auto.
 

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take part of the timing cover off, and have a quick look if it looks like its getting dry and cracking a bit, you should replace it
 
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