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I had mine replaced on my 2005 and I got estimates for $100 less than dealer at local shops. Dealer charged me $ 850 for pump and timing belt. You can have it done by local shop of $ 750 or less. For a job like that you should take it to a certified shop , its not like changing oil or brake pads. You are only spending that money once every 100000 miles.
 

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The dealer quoted me $895 plus tax. Local shops gave me quotes for similar. THe best price I found so far is $800 out the door which will be about $200 cheaper than the dealer after tax.
 

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My local Toyota service center is going to replace my timing belt and water pump....as well as seals and fluids for $570 (not including tax) on Monday. Big picture is....shop around. I called another Toyota dealership and they quoted me nearly $900! For the same service!

Mine's a 2007 sequoia.
 

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I just had mine done at 160k. Timing belt, water pump, and serpentine belt was $640 including tax and labor and shop fees.
 

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Timing belt/water pump 2005 Tundra

Just had mine done this past Saturday. $770 at Lambs in Austin. Wasn't going to do it, but I couldn't beat the offer. Firestone quoted me $1200.
 

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I just had mine done at 160k. Timing belt, water pump, and serpentine belt was $640 including tax and labor and shop fees.
Pushing it to 160k, you got lucky, it's not worth pushing the mileage, if that those belts stretch and jump a tooth your out an engine. $800 every 100k is not that big of a deal considering the alternative.
 

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Pushing it to 160k, you got lucky, it's not worth pushing the mileage, if that those belts stretch and jump a tooth your out an engine. $800 every 100k is not that big of a deal considering the alternative.
Yea I know, i bought it used with 153k on it. I didn't see in the service records that it was ever done so I went ahead and did it for peace of mind. I just changed the timing belt on my '95 tacoma with 201k on it. It looked worn, but better than I thought it was gonna look.
 

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I just got my '06 (76k mi.) inspected (gas station) and they told me my drive belt was "really bad - not just a little bad." I suspect they were fishing for some work, so I'll have it checked out with the shop I normally use. A couple of questions: 1) Are "drive belt" and "serpentine belt" interchangeable terms? I want to make sure I getting quotes on the right job. 2) Is it necessary, or simply a good idea, to get the water pump replaced at the same time?
 

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Yes, the drive belt and serpentine belt can be used as naming the same thing. It is however not the timing belt. The timing belt is not visible, it is located behind the plastic cover on the front of the engine and it turns the water pump. The serpentine belt or "drive" belt is the one you can see and turns the A/C compressor, alternator, P/S pump, etc. So, yes get it looked at by a mechanic you can trust, or just replace the serpentine belt yourself, it is not very hard.
 

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I also want to add that the timing belt's job is to turn the camshafts and keep them in "time" with the pistons going up and down in the cylinder, that is why it is important to not let the belt break or stretch and jump a tooth as it will wreck your engine by allowing the valves to crash into the pistons. I believe that Toyota's recomended interval for the timing belt replacement is at 90k miles, so I wouldn't worry about it for now.
 

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$500-$600 is reasonable for a timing belt replacement at a non-dealer shop on most cars - not sure if some Toyota's are more difficult or easier than others.

as it will wreck your engine by allowing the valves to crash into the pistons.
This varies also. Some engines are referred to as Interference Engines and some engines are Non-Interference engines.

I suspect Toyota has both types of engines, but don't know for sure.

On an Interference engine - you are absolutely correct. If the timing belt breaks with the engine running (which is probable), it is unlikely that you would NOT bend valves and/or damage the cylinder head, so you are looking most likely at a head replacement and several thousand dollars - probably more than the car is worth. If the belt breaks with the car not running, probably the car just won't start and you are extremely lucky.

On a Non-Interference engine - really if the belt breaks the engine will either stop running or not start - no real damage. It's not a great idea to run a non-interference engine until the belt breaks, but it is much safer than doing so with an interference engine.
 

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That is correct TigerHeli. The Tundra/Sequoia/4Runner 4.7 V-8 is an interference engine where as the 3.4 V-6 in my first gen Tacoma is not.
 

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Well we were inspired by the video, and did it ourselves. Actually my 16 year old son is interested in car work so I let him at it with iPad in hand and the video. We were kind of held up by the harmonic balancer and had to buy a new impact tool..both mine and the borrowed neighbours were gutless..likely needed new seals or something... Only other hang up was the upper gasket for the radiator didn't fit. Went to Toyota, and showed them the gasket that came in my kit and asked for the correct one pointing on their parts diagram, and they listed the same gasket....didn't fit.... Frustrating...I ended up getting my son to pickup an instant form a gasket tube from CanadianTire (national hardware store like Aces Hardware), I accident key told him to pickup a gasket Sealant, so on my madden voyage, it leaked like a sieve after hot. But I was able to top it up and get to Napa and got the expensive instant gasket spray stuff that seals in 5 minutes. Had it fixed in about 10 minutes, and there have been no leaks since.

Engine was running great but has started to intermittently stumble when idling at stop and in gear with the ac on, and occasionally stall. Changed the oil,and ran some Shell premium cleaning gas through and it helped, but I still get the occasional in-gear at stop stumble, with intermittent stalling...no prob when in motion, and plenty of power...any tips would be appreciated..

Locally in Peterborough Ontario, dealer wanted $1700 for timing belt, water pump, and idlers. Called Lindsay Race Toyota, and they wanted $1350 for the same job.....got the parts for $350, also changing the hoses to the rad, +30 for the seal a gasket, and $60 for a new impact gun... Great learning experience for my son.




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Idle Air control, throttle body, or throttle position sensor, maybe .... (First two might be able to be cleaned rather than replaced.)
 

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timing belt

I usually do my own work if I can. looking at youtube videos, this looked a little complicated so I had it done at 134k. Shop said $450 labor plus parts. Went ahead with the complete kit, belt, serpentine, water pump, thermostat, and timing belt tensioner. $1000 total parts and labor.
I did an old 89 Pathfinder and it was fairly easy by comparison.
 
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