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

The dealer said that the timing chain never needs to be replaced. I would like to have that confirmed, please. Thanks

by in Merritt Island, FL on April 14, 2009
5 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by on April 14, 2009
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.
COMMENT by on May 26, 2009
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.
COMMENT by on June 06, 2010
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.
COMMENT by on December 18, 2010
what if in my case the noise get louder after warm up
ANSWER by on May 26, 2009
This is exactly what the dealership told me down here in Columbia SC.
ANSWER by on February 04, 2010
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
COMMENT by on December 31, 2010
check coils and ignition module
ANSWER by on September 17, 2010
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. !
ANSWER by on November 15, 2010
be safe. change it at 100,000 mine just stretched at 101k and bent the valves, gouged the head, and chipped two pistons.
COMMENT by on January 02, 2011
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