I own a 2006 4Runner, V6, Sports Edition. Does this model have a timing belt OR a timing chain?

50

Asked by Feb 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM about the 2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

GIRL QUESTION!!!!     I'm approaching 90k miles on my 4runner....time to change the timing belt ...so I'm told.  However,  I've read on the internet that the V6 engine has a timing CHAIN.   Will my local mechanic be able to tell me if I have a chain vs belt without ripping apart the engine?  Or, do I need to bring it to a "SteelerShip" ?  I've also read that it is good to change the water pump at the same time.  Is this absolutely necessary?

13 Answers

It has a CHAIN. good luck!

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

if it breaks, this is not the end of the world.

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
50

Yeah!!!! I heard a chain is good!!! so if it breaks my engine will survive...is that what you are implying by "the end of the world"? :)

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

Really couldn't say for sure KatesToy. My toyota 22R engine died when I came out of the post office. sounded weird, and the distributor stopped turning. AAA towed it back to the ranch and it was raining. the chain had shattered the oil pump housing, but it went back together. Still sounds like a coffee can full of marbles, but I'd still take this buggy to los angeles- Please don't talk of chain breakage, it's a dice roll, fortunately we wer able to piece ole bessie back together, got tired of the crampt quarters, so my silly wife insisted on buying me a MINI, but must have automatic-yeeesh-

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Still have ole bessie with 150,000 and I've been told it can go another 150,000 it's just gettin' started. I'll go stark raving mad if I've gotta sardine myself in with no power steering....yuck...but it does haul everything without complaining...but I complain alright!

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
35

No need to change anything at this time, as your engine has a timing chain and will be good for a good while.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Bigtimebama, you sound lke a jedi mind trickster....you should be sweeping your hand in a sideways motion as you are speaking this...

375

It is a chain. My 2005 Sport is just passing 153k miles. I would have the dealer do your maintainence but make sure the maintainence is reported to Toyota of USA so the same maintainence is not repeated. Btw I just pulled 2 horses and a trailer 1200 miles w/ my 4Runner without a problem. Your girl will take care of you if you do the same.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

My father in-law was a parts inspector and when they set him about the task of inspecting toyota parts he said every part was DEAD ON, that's when every car he bought thereafter was a Toyota. very reliable....yawn.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I cleverly changed the timing chain on my mecedes 230S by linking tne new chain onto the old and turnin the motor slowly till it came up, and linked the new one to the end of the new one again and saved myself a lot of headache of disassembly....cheating!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
50

Your v6 yoda has a chain. My wife has a 06 4x4 and is very low maintenance. There is no need to pull you engine apart to inspect the chain. More than likely you wouldn't visibly see anything (If its visible, you'll probably hear it). As the chain stretches (naturally will over time), your engine will become noisier. I've heard some pretty rough engines due to this, and seem them get another 100k out of it. If you keep the service up on it (oil change, a/f, spark plugs, etc), you should be worry free for up to 300k on the engine. The auto trans is a different story :-(. http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/guides.php is a link to Toyotas website. Type year, model, mileage and it'll pop up with what's due. At 100k you'll be due for coolant flush. Strongly rec using factory red Toyota (yours should be sold as premixed at dealer). Gearboxes (if 4x4/rear if not) may be due soon as well. Toyota isn't very clear about when these should be changed. It mentions changing the limited slip fluid at 30k then I see no other mention of it. We were towing a boat, so I changed every 30k.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
30

how to remove and replace a taming on a 1999 toyato camry

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
375

Timing chain replacement is at 210k miles, per Toyota dealer, so hopefully you are good for a LONG time yet!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

4Runner

Looking for a Used 4Runner in your area?

CarGurus has 20,448 nationwide 4Runner listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Toyota 4Runner Questions

Toyota 4Runner Experts

#1 Kurt Burton
Kurt Burton
Reputation 1,160
#2 azurro
azurro
Reputation 650
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
487 Great Deals out of 38,932 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Highlander
328 Great Deals out of 25,537 listings starting at $2,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,010 Great Deals out of 72,637 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Tundra
489 Great Deals out of 33,145 listings starting at $3,400
Used Toyota RAV4
591 Great Deals out of 69,221 listings starting at $2,350
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
576 Great Deals out of 27,339 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
19 Great Deals out of 1,128 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Sequoia
143 Great Deals out of 5,647 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Pilot
318 Great Deals out of 20,860 listings starting at $2,199
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
77 Great Deals out of 2,245 listings starting at $6,995
Used Ford F-150
2,239 Great Deals out of 208,516 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Explorer
804 Great Deals out of 74,513 listings starting at $750
Used Nissan Pathfinder
256 Great Deals out of 21,876 listings starting at $2,250
Used Jeep Wrangler
272 Great Deals out of 18,549 listings starting at $2,995
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
314 Great Deals out of 45,908 listings starting at $9,990

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
7,985 listings starting at $29,085
2016 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 4,064 listings starting at $26,900
2015 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,356 listings starting at $19,990
2014 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,148 listings starting at $19,995
2013 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 815 listings starting at $17,995