How many miles/km should the timing chain in V6 4runner be changed

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Asked by Oct 28, 2012 at 09:56 AM about the 2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1. How many miles should the v6 in 4runner reach before it's replaced?
2. Is the V6 engine in 2010 different from the v6 in 2009?
3. Is the Limited Edition v6 of the 4runner a different engine from SR5 v6

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2) The 2.7L 2TR-FE 14 was only available in 2010.......that or the 4.0L 16R-FE was offered in both

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Timing belt..according to:http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/omms/T-MMS- 094Runner/pdf/09%204RunnMG%20127072.pdfer%20S......90,000 miles or 108 months wcf

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Timing chains don't need replacement like a belt. The chains usually last hundreds of thousands of miles 300k +. Belt usually around 100k they should be replaced. Since 2003 4runner v6 have chains, but the 4.7 have a belt. i am not sure if 2009-2010 have any engine changes. The v6 of a limited and sr5 are the same.

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Hi Kurt. I had a 1973 Ford F-250 I traded it in on the '78 I still have to this day. Anyway, at 4 years and unknown mileage (those old trucks rolled over at 99,999 back to 0) in 1977 the cable broke, the old style mechanical wire rope fed odometer) broke in 1976.. I never fixed it-- lazy--stuck at 141,500 and no speedometer either, I estimate, since my driving habits did not change, 190,000 to 200,000 (yep I traveled a lot...back and forth Phoenix to Edwards, 13 years in AF and got one single ride in flight-one) gas was 70 cents- the 360cid that I put a Holley 600 4bbl on Edelbrock intake manifold, and my timing jumped because of a stretched chain. Did not break. New chain, line up marks, no damage, drove it for another year. . The AF had Fords that they drove 300,000, abused mind you, never happened to them though.

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IN case you are wondering, yes, the AF if they had you go someplace across country, you drove. That's right. They paid mileage if you chose to use your own vehicle, or you could take a POS that they offered. Aircraft we maintained obsessively to absolute perfection, the motor pool, not so much. But a truck can quit on you o the road, OK. F-4's, then I graduated to F-15's then F-16's, well, no can allow.

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Hi All, I have a 97 4runner, love that truck! Question i have is: -Changed the timing belts at 95k -Its at 168k Should I replace the timing belt? Thanks much Kash

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that sound a little premature on changing the belt, unless there is another problem like leaking waterpump or a noise coming from inside the cover. you should be fine for another 30k miles. i have seen the belts last way longer than what they recommend, timing belt on my 4runner lasted 290k miles lol, and it still had not broken before i changed it.

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So I have a 2006 4Runner with nearly 174,000 miles on it. I need to keep driving on it. Some guy I talked to while I was getting my oil changed has me worried about my timing belt (or change). Am I correct in understanding that my model has a chain, and therefore I don't need to worry yet? I hope so! Thank you!

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if it is the older v6 like the 3.0L or the 3.4L engine, every 90k miles to 100k miles, the newer v6 4.0L engine is a timing chain and should last about the life of the engine like 300k miles. Biggest thing with these 4runners is to maintain and change the fluids!!! I do oil every 3k miles unless I'm doing Synthetic then I do it every 5500 miles **Eneos Oil** is the best oil I found for any Toyota car, It's Japanese synthetic oil. You'll get better performance and even better milleage if you use this oil. Also don't forget to change ALL the fluids about every 35k miles, Coolant, Transmission, (those two always get negelected) also power steering and brake fluid are good to change. you may way down the road have to replace the pully and belt tensioner, but actually just be the bearings http://www.toyota-4runner.org/4th-gen-t4rs/149618-idler-pulley- belt-tensioner-replacement-bearing-sizes.html the 2009 and 2010 V6 are the same if they are both from the fifth generation but a v6 from 4th generation is slightly different The fifth generation 4.0-liter V6 adds Dual VVT-i which improves horsepower, torque and fuel economy, and comes standard in all models. So just change your fluids make sure their is always oil in it and it should last!

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I looking to by an 07 sr5 and its clean inside and out with car fax showing 3 owners. the miles are 169200, motor sounds strong and no leaks that i can see. is there anything i should look for that i might have over looked. any suggestions are welcome. all info you have i do appreciate. oh are there any places for 4th gen 4runner blogs that are good?

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Check the oil dipstick, make sure it is not stain, check the transmission fluid make sure it doesn't have a varnish smell, and is suppose to be pink red color. Also check every door, hood and each fender their should be a VIN tag, usually if something gets replaced it wont have the VIN tag anymore, Carfax doesn't always pick up everything!

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