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1996 Toyota RAV4 Question: changing timing belt

 

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loreleih, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Carson, CA, August 05, 2010, 14:13
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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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    sts_rider August 05, 2010, 14:23
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    It's recommended to change the water pump while doing the timing belt because it's right there.

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    mastertech6371 August 05, 2010, 14:30
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    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

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