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
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1996 Toyota RAV4 Question: changing timing belt
Answer #1sts_rider August 05, 2010, 14:23Journeyman
It's recommended to change the water pump while doing the timing belt because it's right there.
Answer #2mastertech6371 August 05, 2010, 14:30Master
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.
Answer #3dannne December 15, 2014, 15:39Rookie
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