While no one probably blames you if you don’t know, but your Toyota’s health depends on it.

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This is something important to know!

 

But that’s okay. After reading this nifty little article you will be in the know and can tell all your friends about your timing belt or chain… and visit the service department less often.

 

You’ll thank me later.

PLUS, WE HAVE PLACED A TABLE AT THE END OF THIS POST SHOWING WHICH TOYOTA MODELS AND YEARS HAVE WHICH TYPE OF BELT/CHAIN!

A Bit of Background

 

If you’re completely unaware of the concept of mechanical timing, don’t panic.

 

I’ve got you covered.

 

Ahem.

 

Mechanical timing (in very basic terms) is the relationship between the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s).

 

What?

I know. Bear with me.

 

This is basically just how the movement of the valves and pistons inside the cylinders are controlled.

 

Timing belts and timing chains are the devices that connect the crankshaft to the camshaft(s).

 

Make a little more sense?

So What’s the Difference?

 

Here’s where knowing the difference between timing belts and timing chains comes in handy.

 

In other words, this is why you should care.

 

Timing belts are made of rubber and often have fiberglass or Kevlar woven in for extra strength.

 

They tend to be very quiet when they rotate, but they do wear out and have to be replaced over time (between 60,000 and 100,000 miles).

 

Fun fact of the day: Pontiac was the first to release this engine design in 1966.

 

I am just loading you up with conversation starters, my friend.

 

ANYWAY.

 

Timing chains, on the other hand, look a lot like a fancy bicycle chain.

 

They last a long time. Some manufacturers recommend replacing them at certain mileage or time intervals, while others say they are good for life.

 

The downfall of these devices, however, is that they have a tendency to be noisy.

 

And if it breaks it has the potential to destroy your engine.

 

So.

 

Just something to keep in mind.

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If you have any other questions, just take a look at the image below. That should be of help to you.

 

Happy driving, and don’t forget about that Pontiac fact!

 ModelEngineYear Belt / Chain / Gear
 4Runner 4-Cylinder 1990-2000, 2010 Chain
  V6 1990-2002 Belt
  V6 2003-2014 Chain
  V8 2003-2009 Belt
 Avalon V6 1995-2004  Belt 
  V6 2005-2014 Chain
 Avalon Hybrid  4-Cylinder  2013-2014 Chain
 Camry All 1990-2001 Belt
  4-Cylinder 2002-2014 Chain
  V6 1990-2006 Belt
  V6 2007-2014 Chain
 Camry Hybrid 4-Cylinder 2007-2014 Chain
 Celica 4-Cylinder 1990-1999  Belt
  4-Cylinder 2000-2005 Chain
 Corolla 4-Cylinder 1990-1997  Belt
  4-Cylinder 1998-2014 Chain
 Cressida L6 1990-1992  Belt
 Echo 4-Cylinder 2000-2005  Chain
 FJ Cruiser V6 2007-2014 Chain
 Highlander 4-Cylinder 2001-2007, 2009-2014 Chain
  V6 2001-2007 Belt
  V6 2008-2014 Chain
 Highlander Hybrid V6 2006-2010  Belt
  V6 2011-2014 Chain
 Land Cruiser L6 1990-1992  Gear
  L6 1993-1997 Chain
  V8 1998-2007 Belt
  V8 2008-2014 Chain
 Matrix  4-Cylinder 2003-2013 Chain
 MR2 4-Cylinder 1990-1995  Belt
 MR2 Spyder 4-Cylinder 2000-2005  Chain
 Paseo 4-Cylinder 1992-1997  Belt
 Previa 4-Cylinder 1991-1997  Chain
 Prius 4-Cylinder 2001-2014  Chain
 Prius c 4-Cylinder 2012-2014 Chain
 Prius v 4-Cylinder 2012-2014 Chain
 Prius Plug-in 4-Cylinder 2012-2014 Chain
 RAV4 4-Cylinder 1996-2000  Belt
  4-Cylinder 2001-2014 Chain
  V6 2006-2012 Chain
 Sequoia 4.7 V8 2001-2009 Belt
  4.6 V8 2010-2012 Chain
  5.7 V8 2008-2014 Chain
 Sienna V6 1998-2006  Belt
  V6 2007-2014 Chain
  4-Cylinder 2011-2012 Chain
 Solara 4-Cylinder 1999-2001  Belt
  V6 1999-2009 Belt
  4-Cylinder 2002-2008 Chain
 Supra L6 1990-1998  Belt
 T100 4-Cylinder 1995-1998  Chain
  V6 1993-1998 Belt
 Tacoma 4-Cylinder 1995-2014 Chain
  V6 1995-2004 Belt
  V6 2005-2014 Chain
 Tercel 4-Cylinder 1990-1998  Belt
 Truck 4-Cylinder 1990-1995 Chain
  V6 1990-1995 Belt
 Tundra V6 2000-2004  Belt
  4.7 V8 2000-2009 Belt
  V6 2005-2014 Chain
  5.7 V8  2007-2014 Chain 
  4.6 V8 2010-2014 Chain
 Venza All 2009-2014 Chain
 Yaris 4-Cylinder 2007-2014 Chain