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1999 Toyota Tacoma Question: At what mileage does the timing chain need to be replaced?

 

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oarsman, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Merritt Island, FL, April 14, 2009, 13:30
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The dealer said that the timing chain never needs to be replaced. I would like to have that confirmed, please. Thanks

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 14, 2009, 23:43
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    Older Toyota 22R engines used to have problems with timing chain guides and tensioners mostly on engines that did not have frequent oil changes. I have a Tacoma with 165,000 miles and have seen Tacoma engines with 200,000 miles with no timing chain noise. We work on a lot of Tacomas and I have not seen timing chain problems.

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    patrick mannion, May 26, 2009, 23:45
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    It is correct Toyota have no interval for changing the timing chain and as I have said we work on lots of these keep the oil changed frequently and the chain gives no problems.

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    Visitor, June 06, 2010, 14:33

    tacomas have belts not chains i have a 1994 toyota 22re the truck before the tacoma it has a 22re with a timing chain 160000k religiously change oil and filter and it is about to have the chain changed you can here the noise of the loose chain on start up this is because after 1984 toyota went to plastic chain guides which wear and disintigrate this can happen anytime after 100000k so listen for it on cold startup warm up will quiet this sound if you do the chain go to metal backed chain guides or the LCE chain conversion kit which will take you back to the pre 84 setup.

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    Visitor, December 18, 2010, 21:52

    what if in my case the noise get louder after warm up

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    powerpro May 26, 2009, 10:58
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    This is exactly what the dealership told me down here in Columbia SC.

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    norman248 February 04, 2010, 21:26
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    i have a 96 concord i dont know if the timming chain is bad or if its fuel injectorsit runs but rough two plugs are covered in gas 4 are real black what do you think

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    Visitor, December 31, 2010, 17:13

    check coils and ignition module

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    Visitor, September 17, 2010, 11:13

    I have just come back from a Toyota garage where I was told the whole Timing kit (including the chain) needs to be replaced. The car is a Toyota Carolla saloon 2001 1.4 petrol with just 82,000 on the clock. The cost of the Timing kit including the labour is 800 euro. !

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    Visitor, November 15, 2010, 13:44

    be safe. change it at 100,000 mine just stretched at 101k and bent the valves, gouged the head, and chipped two pistons.

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    Visitor, January 02, 2011, 19:27

    SPEND $1000 TO YOUR LOCAL DEALER IT WILL GO BACK TO BRAND NEW FEEL AND TIME,IT WILL LAST 100,000 MILES TO DO THAT AGAIN,YOU WANNA RATHER SPEND $ NOW OR TRIPLE LATER FOR THAT PRICE,BASICALLY IT WILL SAVES YOU MONEY,BECAUSE IT WILL LAST LONGER AND TOUGHER REPAIR,THATS THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO LET THEM DO BY THE EXPERTS ON DEALER OTHER THAN THAT BOOK WILL TELL YOU

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