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Timing belt/water belt/serpentine replacement, 1991 toyota p/u 3vz-e

Old 07-07-2017, 07:58 PM
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Timing belt/water pump/serpentine replacement, 1991 toyota p/u 3vz-e

Any idea how much this should cost? My most trusted mechanic is quoting me upwards of $900, though I'm receiving quotes in the neighborhood of $600 from other mechanics...

Perhaps more importantly, how tricky is this repair? How careful should I be in choosing who performs it? My understanding is that the water pump is fairly straightforward but that the timing belt is more precarious. I could forego replacing the belt entirely (I only have a slightly leaky pump at the moment) though of course it seems both cost effective & wise to do them together... Timing belt will need attention at some point soon.

Would ideally love to do this myself but I'm under a mild time constraint & would hate to dig myself into a hole! Also I intend to be much pickier with antifreeze in the future... No silicates.

THANKS.

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Some of the difference in price may well have to do with the quality, or lack thereof, of the replacement parts they plan to use. Ask questions..

I would not settle for less than all Japanese made parts and bearings. Some inferior chinese slave labor made parts kits might be got for less than $100

While high quality kits containing all Japanese made parts might well run near $300. Pays to shop around for sure.
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Rockauto has well priced parts.

Belts: http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/t...rive,belt,8900
Timing kit with water-pump (The AISIN kit is as close to OEM as you're gonna get. Aisin makes the Toyota part): http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/t...nent+kit,16088
While you're at it, replace the thermostat: http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/t...hermostat,2200

Remove the radiator, it makes life easier and you can use an impact.

Good luck! Doing my 1990 4Runner with 3VZE now.
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Originally Posted by Six7One_505 View Post
Rockauto has well priced parts.

Belts: http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/t...rive,belt,8900
Timing kit with water-pump (The AISIN kit is as close to OEM as you're gonna get. Aisin makes the Toyota part): http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/t...nent+kit,16088
While you're at it, replace the thermostat: http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/t...hermostat,2200

Remove the radiator, it makes life easier and you can use an impact.

Good luck! Doing my 1990 4Runner with 3VZE now.


... Wrong thread.

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Originally Posted by skylinerd1 View Post
... Wrong thread.
Today or 23 months ago?
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Today I thought I was in another thread I started the other day... At least it shows I did search.
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