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I am pushing 90k on my 04. I know the timing belt change is a pretty big deal service. Family friend looking for work is offering to do it if I get the parts. He has been a mechanic for 20+ years. I have looked through many threads to see what all needs to be replaced, but I have not seen the same items on all the lists.

I want to get everything that is recommended changed even if the parts look fine.

I think the parts are Timing belt, tensioner, idler pulleys (L and R), water pump. Are these items exactly what is recommended? I have looked online at the items and a lot of them are listed as sequioa/tundra parts. Do these items match so I order a tundra tensioner for example? I do not have an owners manual either to look at.

Thank you...With college loans, an $800 service look impossible.:ballchain:
 

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I know someone on here knows what is supposed to be replaced. I do not want to ask the toyota guys because they are going to say transmission, cat conv, front axle, and water pump. I will get shafted by asking what needs to be done. An owners manual did not come with my seq so I don't know where to look. Again last night I saw someone else say replace upper and lower hoses? And the fan belt? I do not know what all is recommended. In about a month I am going on a 1000 mile trip so I would like to get this done soon. Thank you
 

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Im getting ready to do the same thing to my tundra. What I have been told by only Toyota is that they will inspect the water pump at the time of t-belt replacement but will not automatically replace it if it's not needed. They do suggest replacing the serpentine belt though. I was told by an independant shop that they recommend replacing the water pump whether the pump is good or bad. I have 3 quotes from local dealerships and 1 quote from an independant. All quotes include full fluid flushes and spark plug changes. Lowest from dealer is $1274 with rental car for a day (90K maintenance plus T-Belt, Water Pump, Drive Belt), the highest from independant at $2215 with rental car for a day.

The best quote I got for the T-Belt parts and labor is $485, add water pump $245 add serpintine belt $65.
The most important is the T-Belt, Water pump, Drive Belt combo if you can afford all those parts. The best time to do it is at the same time. It will also give you peace of mind on your trip.
 

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We just had our 01 timing belt replaced today and they did the pump and both belts. we payed 758.00 for the repairs and that price included a free rental car for the day (2010 camery). It was more then worth it as i normally can do all work but this was not a job I would trust to anyone but the toyota specialists.
 

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Thank you both from with your responses, but it brings up another question. I do not know all the interworkings of an engine so please bear with me. I thought the timing belt was the same as the serpentine belt. From what you said sounds like timing belt, serpentine belt and drive belt are all different? I guess if Toyota says the water pump need not be replaced, I will just see if its leaking or whatever. Neither of you replaced tensioner or either pulley? Thanks!
 

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The serpentine belt is what you see when you open the hood and look at your engine. The belt that is connected to fan, a/c, power steering, etc.

The timing belt is an internal part (has a cover over it) and you do not see it.

You replace your serpentine belt (hopefully) more often than 90,000 miles.

Unless Toyota says that the tensioner and/or pullys are guaranteed to fail by a certain mileage, there is no reason to replace them until their bearings start to fail (usually squealing noise or check engine light alarm).
 

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The serpentine belt is what you see when you open the hood and look at your engine. The belt that is connected to fan, a/c, power steering, etc.

The timing belt is an internal part (has a cover over it) and you do not see it.

You replace your serpentine belt (hopefully) more often than 90,000 miles.

Unless Toyota says that the tensioner and/or pullys are guaranteed to fail by a certain mileage, there is no reason to replace them until their bearings start to fail (usually squealing noise or check engine light alarm).
Thank you! This is exactly what I needed.
 
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