It matches the exact design and style of the stock timing belt tensioner that was installed with your motor vehicle as it was sent forth from the assembly line so that you can be sure of its general performance. All bets are off on aftermarket belts. Because these cars have high value and popularity, and the fact that most models do not suffer serious consequences due to a failed belt, timing belt replacements can provide many years and miles of additional service. Dealer recommending I change the timing belt because the life expectancy is only 100,000 miles. Remove the right-front wheel and fender liner panel see Photo 2. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
AutoTrust Silver supplies a great selection of timing belt system components at reasonable prices. Use a seal installer see Photo 8 to make sure the seal goes in straight. I will ask my Lexus Dealer about the type of engine. Install the idler and tensioner pulleys, along with the depressed tensioner. If any of the valves are open, and your engine is an interference engine, the piston will slam into the open valve and cause some real expensive damage. The lower timing belt guide goes on the crankshaft with the concave cup side facing out.
Slowly turn the crankshaft to line up the marks on the crank sprocket and oil pump housing. I used a vacuum cooling system filler see Photo 10 to test and fill the system with new coolant before completing the timing belt installation, to make sure the water pump would seal. Remove the bracket that holds the right-side mount assembly. I could list lots of other inaccuracies but I'm not going to waste my time. Remove the engine strut, front mount bracket and the support bracket to the alternator bolt see Photo 3. I guess one can always ask their local Lexus dealer to confirm or contact Lexus directly.
The rest of the job is putting the removed parts back on. Shipping to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Vietnam, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay. Remember that you should not turn the crankshaft clockwise with the belt removed. By releasing the clips and pulling up on the engine harness, a little more room is available to get the upper cover out. The timing belt is pretty substantial, but it is, after all, a rubber belt and the actual service life will depend a lot on environmental and use conditions.
I am starting to hear some chirping but don't know if it is related. By those standards the belt should last a minimum of 180,000 mi. Historically, Toyota has made far more chain-driven engines than belt-driven ones, and their durability index has stayed consistently high because of the use of chains. Dealer recommending I change the timing belt because the life expectancy is only 100,000 miles. The water pump is partially covered by the inner cover. This will provide enough clearance to prevent piston-to-valve contact if the camshafts should turn with the belt removed.
We all know that you can use a pulley holding and a breaker bar, but an impact wrench will easily remove the bolt, in most cases. . Look for leaks, evidence of contact between the belt and the covers or the front of the engine, and roughness of rotation in the water pump or rollers. There is a small pin on the face of crankshaft sensor wheel and bump on the oil pump housing, see Photo 5a and at both camshafts mark on the face of the sprockets, small depressions on the inner front cover See Photo 5b. I travel alot and don't want any problems on the road.
I hope this is helpful. One said his belt broke when the water pump froze up and the other stated no reason, only the claim. My bet is it looks in excellent shape when you take it out. You might need to slightly turn the front camshaft pulley to put just a small amount of tension on the belt to hold it in place, while you fish the belt around the other positions. Select among Gatess timing belt tensioners and diverse products when it is about time to repair your worn out part. Like all multi-valve designs, given the right set of circumstances, taking a chance on delaying this maintenance can be costly.
I am starting to hear some chirping but don't know if it is related. Of course, some manufacturers use both, even on the same engine. After cleaning the front covers and depressing the timing belt tensioner in the shop press use a pin or small hex wrench to hold the shaft in the depressed position , I started the reinstallation of the timing belt. I have since read about these belts and how they are made and what they're made of and I understand why they hold up so well. Whole different animal than timing belts used to be. Install the timing belt, working in reverse order, from the crankshaft sprocket, counterclockwise around the water pump and so on. You have to decide how much to trust.
The Gates manual says the timing belt change interval is 60,000 miles. I am starting to hear some chirping but don't know if it is related. There's no sounds of ware. The air filter housings upper and lower need to be removed and a long extension and 10 mm socket used to get to the housing cover nuts see Photo 9. You certainly don't want to have a failure while traveling.
In this case, the car was right at seven years old, and just short of 90,000 miles. I, also, thought of sending email to Lexus also - I may do so later. I travel alot and don't want any problems on the road. I was under the impression that was the case for the whole generation. Be very careful when removing the pulley and when removing the seal. Early timing belt designs showed the strengths and weaknesses of driving the camshaft s with a rubber belt, often with disastrous results.