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2003 Toyota Tacoma Question: Would an incorrect install of timing belt misfire happen right away or not?

 

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DonCorleone, 3.4L V6, Potwin, KS, January 24, 2014, 14:44
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I had a new timing belt installed on my 03 prerunner 3.4l. Been back on the road for almost 2 weeks and today it all the sudden has sporadic jerking and missing feel. Would it take 2 weeks for this to be caused from timing belt or should I look elsewhere?

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    January 24, 2014, 15:10
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    Most likely ignition misfire and not belt related.

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    DonCorleone, January 24, 2014, 17:10
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    Thank you.

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    pushrod, January 24, 2014, 17:18
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    U R welcom. A scan test will reveal the problem cylinder(s) and the cause.

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    January 24, 2014, 16:41
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    You might try this. If engine runs rough all the time, while it is idling, disconnect one spark plug at a time. If engine runs the same with that plug disconnected, and does not get worse, you probably have a bad plug, bad wire, bad individual coil, or bad injector.

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