Toyota 4Runner Timing Belt Replacement

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Timing Belt Replacement Estimate for Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner Timing Belt Replacement costs $603 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$377 to $976
Labor: $133 -$495
Parts: $244 -$481
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$671 to 1491
Average Shop price
$469 to 1075
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2004 Toyota 4RunnerV8-4.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1008.60Shop/Dealer Price$1247.47 - $1836.47
1999 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$806.78Shop/Dealer Price$988.09 - $1451.89
2006 Toyota 4RunnerV8-4.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1048.60Shop/Dealer Price$1286.47 - $1874.72
1990 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$760.90Shop/Dealer Price$944.96 - $1357.45
2000 Toyota 4RunnerV6-3.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$986.46Shop/Dealer Price$1219.63 - $1831.26
1993 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$774.90Shop/Dealer Price$942.32 - $1342.33
2001 Toyota 4RunnerV6-3.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1126.46Shop/Dealer Price$1377.35 - $2002.28
1994 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$774.90Shop/Dealer Price$948.50 - $1353.15
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Timing Belt Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Timing Belt all about?

The timing belt is a rubber belt located in the engine compartment behind the drive belts. Its job is to keep the crankshaft in sync with the camshaft(s), ensuring the proper timing and operation of the engine valves and therein, the engine.

Timing Belt

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing a timing belt, also replace the water pump, tensioner, and pulleys.
  • If the pulleys and tensioners should fail after only replacing the belt, it can cause valve or piston damage and lead to more expensive repairs, in order to have the engine run properly. It is therefore essential to replace the whole set.
  • We only replace the water pump if it is driven by the timing belt (true for 60% of the cars).

How it's done:

  • Remove accessories needed to gain access to engine timing cover.
  • Remove engine timing cover, inspect timing belt and pulleys for needed parts.
  • Remove and replace timing belt, water pump, pulleys, and tensioners.
  • Reinstall timing cover and all removed parts.
  • Start engine and check for proper engine operation and engine timing, as well as for cooling system leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer and replace the timing belt as recommended. The timing belt drives the water pump in 60% of the cars. The labor cost of replacing the water pump is significantly higher than the cost of the pump. While replacing the timing belt, it is cost effective to replace the water pump. We highly recommend replacing the timing belt pulleys and tensioners. The tensioner applies pressure to the timing belt keeping it tight, while the pulleys keep the timing belt in line. These components are sealed units that contain bearings (they cannot be lubricated on a regular basis). The bearings wear out over time and may seize, causing the timing belt to come off, which can cause major internal engine damage.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Timing Belt?

  • Abnormal squeaking coming from the timing cover area.
  • If the timing belt breaks, the car will not start.

How important is this service?

Ignoring the replacement of a timing belt as a part of scheduled maintenance, could result in major engine failure down the road. You should not wait for your timing belt to break, it must be serviced regularly.

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Diego

17 years of experience
44 reviews
Diego
17 years of experience
Showed up on time (earlier than expected). Did the job in timely manner. Cleaned up after himself. Was courtesy, knowledgeable, and friendly.
2001 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - TIMING BELT - SURPRISE, ARIZONA

Pete

12 years of experience
146 reviews
Pete
12 years of experience
Awesome mechanic! Stellar professional and knowledgeable. You want the best San Diego has to offer? Book Pete!!
1998 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - TIMING BELT - CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

Joseph

16 years of experience
140 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Joseph initially diagnosed a coolant leak as a faulty water pump, and then swapped out the timing belt and water pump a few days later. His service was incredible and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Joseph visited me at my home on both occasions and I didn't have to sit in a smelly auto shop for 4 hours while the work was completed.
2002 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - TIMING BELT - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Toyota 4RunnerV8-4.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1008.60Shop/Dealer Price$1247.47 - $1836.47
1999 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$806.78Shop/Dealer Price$988.09 - $1451.89
2006 Toyota 4RunnerV8-4.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1048.60Shop/Dealer Price$1286.47 - $1874.72
1990 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$760.90Shop/Dealer Price$944.96 - $1357.45
2000 Toyota 4RunnerV6-3.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$986.46Shop/Dealer Price$1219.63 - $1831.26
1993 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$774.90Shop/Dealer Price$942.32 - $1342.33
2001 Toyota 4RunnerV6-3.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1126.46Shop/Dealer Price$1377.35 - $2002.28
1994 Toyota 4RunnerL4-2.4LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$774.90Shop/Dealer Price$948.50 - $1353.15
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