changing timing belt on 1996 Toyota RAV4

is it necessary to change the timing belt prior to it braking and do I need to change the water pump at the same time. my quote 780.00

by in Carson, CA on August 05, 2010
3 answers
ANSWER by , August 05, 2010
It's recommended to change the water pump while doing the timing belt because it's right there.
ANSWER by , August 05, 2010
to add, if the belt breaks, then your 780 estimate goes up to over 2000 from the valves being bent. stick to the mileage reccomendation from the owners manual. Roy
ANSWER by , December 15, 2014
the engine you have thank god is a non-contact engine , thus your fan belt failure cannot cause the cam to crush valves ,no mater what you you have a non contact engine, no valve crushing, you are not smart enough to put a new belt on ,its not easy,a toyota person shold know how to do it.dc4073106149