How long will a Toyota Timing Belt Last?

October 14, 2020

You can never know when your timing belt will start giving you trouble. When slipped or jumped, the timing belt can bring really big issues for your car’s engine including the engine. Though timing belts tend to last for a long time, even a little damage can make them useless in a few minutes, thus reducing their lifetime. So it is always better to keep checking your timing belts.

Though the average lifetime of all the timing belts is the same, however, some brands have managed to construct the timing belts with a slightly longer lifetime. So, today we are gonna tell you all you need to know about Toyota timing beltreplacement cost, the life of belts, symptoms of a bad belt, reasons behind it, and the cost of replacing it. So let’s begin our journey

How long does Toyota Belts Last?

The average timing belts can last up to 50,000 miles. However, as for Toyota, they claim that their timing belt will last from 60,000 to 90, 000 miles depending upon the maintenance that you are providing. So, it means that Toyota belts will keep you company for 7 to 10 years.

But if you haven’t paid any attention to its care for 2 to 3 years, then it might be needing replacement by now. Always get your belt from a reliable timing belt supplier and make sure to maintain if you want it to last longer.

Reasons for damaged Toyota Chain Belt

Your Toyota timing belt might get out of order because of the following reasons:

Hydroplaning: one of the reasons for the bad timing belt is hydroplaning or aquaplaning. This happens when the water between the belt and the pulleys could not find a way to disperse away, as a result, it hydroplanes between the two, thus resulting in the loss of energy.

Misalignment: misalignment can also cause a timing belt to break down. A timing belt may become misaligned due to high pressure exerted on the car hood or sudden shocks and jerks to the car’s engine.

Lack of Oil: when the timing belt runs out of oil, it becomes difficult for the pulleys and belt to work properly, as a result, friction begins to produce between them which gives some serious wears and tears to the belt. 

Symptoms of Toyota’s Bad Timing Belts

To know whether the timing belt of your Toyota is damaged or not, you can look for the following symptoms:

Engine misfires: a bad timing belt causes the engine to stop continuously and the engine begins to misfire when you try to start it.

Ticking Noise: when the timing belt is damaged or off on an engine, the pulleys begin to create ticking and whistling sounds, so whenever your car makes such abnormal noise, look for the damage timing belt. 

Heavy Fumes: a broken or slipped chain belt causes the engine to produce irregular heavy fumes of smoke, so if you notice such fumes coming out of the exhaust, it means there is a problem with your chain belt.

Replacement Costs of Toyota Timing Belts

A timing belt is the most complex component of the engine. The timing belt is covered with a metal shield that protects it from dirt and sand. So reaching for the belt and replacing it can be a costly process and it can cost you almost 300$ to 500$ to replace a Toyota timing belt.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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