can you tell me if the 99 lexus es timming belt is rubber or a chain? and if rubber when to replace and if chain when to replace if at anytime? plmk

Asked by Jul 02, 2007 at 01:56 PM about the 1999 Lexus ES 300 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, I am thinking of buying a 1999 lexus es  with 92000 mi(150.0000) km..i live in Canada... can anyone tell me if the timming belt is  rubber or a chain?    and if rubber   when to change the belt and the water pump? and if a chain  does that need to be replaced....plmk steve

4 Answers

33,575

I'm fairly sure it's a chain and not a belt. If that's true it shouldn't need to be changed very often if at all. I'd call your local service dept and get the answer from them. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

its not a chain and it has to be changed every 75000 miles or so...........like any toyota!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Not ALL Toyotas. For one the Previa has a timing Chain. Can't think of a good reason not to put a chain on a Lexus.

435

I changed out the rubber belt on my 1994 1MZ-FE engine that was used from 1994 for several years. An impact gun is needed to get the pully off, and getting the covers off around the electrial wiring was a trick. But, the swap worked. Some people change the main engine seal, water pump, and tensioner at the same time. I'll leave that up to you. If you have been keeping up with coolant changes, your water pump may last until the next round.

Your Answer

ES 300

Looking for a Used ES 300 in your area?

CarGurus has 818 nationwide ES 300 listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Lexus ES 300 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,470
  • #2
    AndyESLexus
    Reputation
    540
  • #3
    rockajean
    Reputation
    500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus GS 300
19 Great Deals out of 669 listings starting at $2,980
Used Toyota Camry
1,110 Great Deals out of 76,499 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
925 Great Deals out of 78,230 listings starting at $1,295
Used Lexus LS 400
166 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lexus RX 300
19 Great Deals out of 795 listings starting at $1,700
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
115 Great Deals out of 7,634 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
889 Great Deals out of 65,104 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Lexus ES 300 FWD For Sale
223 listings starting at $1,900
2002 Lexus ES 300 FWD For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 217 listings starting at $1,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.