1999 Toyota Camry Q&A
1999 Toyota Camry Question: Timing Belt
My 99 Camry I4 has 167,000 miles on it. I was thinking of changing the timing belt because I don't know if the previous owner replaced it or not, I do not want to take the chance. Can you tell me which parts I would need (tensioners, seals, water pump, etc). If possible, would you know how much everything should cost? Thanks. - awaara24
The 5SFE engine is a non interference fit engine valves do cot contact the pistons if the timing belt fails (good news). The parts advisable to change if you plan on keeping this car long term are the timing belt,approx $30-$40 (fan belts if necessary approx $40 to $55) crankshaft seal approx $5, cam seal approx $5, tensioner approx $45, idler bearing approx $36, water pump approx $60 to 80 and antifreeze $15 plus taxes plus a repair shop will charge about 4 to 4.5 hours labor. - patrick mannion
If you don't want to spend the money take a look at the belt first. Only take off what you need to see part of the belt. If its's oily, cracked, thin, or has lots of material around it in the case, replace it. If not it's been replaced. - certified.ase.tech
show/how set timing belt - nashwan
The timing belt could have easily lasted this long. If I were you, and I'm not, but if I was, I would change it. - Visitor
You are always better off getting a timing set so that you get tensioners and belt. Water pump, thermostat, timing cover set w/ seals and reg belts would all be good. be looking around $200 bucks, be much cheaper than a new engine if that belt goes. - wdodd
yes i would change it win u do change it its easy job i would change the water pump at da same time 2 - Visitor
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