when should the timing belt be replaced on a 1998 toyota 4runner 2wd


Asked by Oct 22, 2013 at 05:34 PM about the 1998 Toyota 4Runner

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was told by my mechanic that 1998 timing belts need replacement at 60,000 miles. Is
that correct? I thought it was 80,000 miles.

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Which engine? 4cylinder or V6?

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Hi, the reason I asked is to make sure it has a belt, From Toyota: Model Year Engine Belt / Chain / Gear 4Runner 1990-2000, 2010 4-Cylinder Chain...... 1990-2002 V6 Belt........ 2003-2013 V6 Chain .....so about 60,000 miles. You can go to: http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/login ..have your VIN number ready and find out for sure instead of taking my word..because I am guessing.

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David H25 thanks, I will check out that web site, 1515

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Wait. I didn't need a VIN I downloaded the page myself.... look on page 100 of the scheduled maintenance/service guide for 1998 4Runner V6 and it shows 90,000 miles change timing belt

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thanks again David H25 I will check with toyota because my mechanic stated that toyota had changed the service mileage on the timing belt but thanks for your time.

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David H25, Toyota confirms, the timing belt change is recommended at 7years or 90,000 miles for a 1998 4 Runner. When I related that service info to my mechanic he gave me some BS*****.

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Yeah, well he just wants in your wallet

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Then again it is a '98... but did you buy it new? Maybe already been done

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DavidH25 Im the original owner and had the timing belt last changed 67,200 miles

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