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When should you change the timing belt on 1999 Toyota Camry?

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2015-07-17 17:48:22
2015-07-17 17:48:22

According to the owner's manual - 90000 miles.

Most suggest around 60,000 miles.

Went 110,000 on the first belt, 100,000 on the 2nd and the car now has 308,000 miles. If it breaks you're stuck, but at least it's a no-interference engine (4-cyl) and you don't bend valves. The 110,000 and 100,000 mile belts still looked great. If you like to crank up the revs, 60,000 may be a good idea, but do you think they may have built in a little reliability factor at 60K?

My belt went about 103,000 miles, and it looked great as well. The other belts (steering and alternator) however, were a little worn.

Check the owners manual for Toyota's sugestion. To the writer that said it was a non-interferance engine. If your saying this because it is a 4 cylinder you may be dangerously wrong. Most Toyota engines are interferance engines.

To the person that said all Toyota 4 cyl engines are interference type engines FYI all Toyota 4 cyl engines that use timing belt are non-interference engines. I do believe I know what I'm talking about as I've been turning wrench at a Toyota dealership for since 1987.

My first belt got 95,000 miles before I was left stranded somewhere. My second one got 40,000 miles and left me stranded in my driveway. Fortunately the loose belts didn't damage the engine. But My advice is to get a car with a timing chain.

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