Toyota Timing Belt Or Chain (Complete List)

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Toyota uses both timing belts and timing chains in their vehicles, and it is important to know which type your vehicle employs.

Timing belts require more maintenance than timing chains and need to be replaced every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Failure to replace your timing belt could result in belt failure, and in some cases, catastrophic damage to your engine.

We recommend that you replace your Toyota timing belt every 60,000 miles and encourage you to buy a Toyota timing belt kit which will include all the necessary parts to get the job done right the first time.

Not all Toyotas are equipped with timing belts; some use a timing chain which, while more durable, should still undergo a regular visual inspections, especially on older vehicles.

Use the following lists to determine if your Toyota vehicle uses a timing belt, or a timing chain:

 

 Toyota 4Runner
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1990-2000 4-cylinder Timing Chain
V-6 Timing Belt
2001 – 2002 V-6 Timing Belt
2003 – 2009 V-6 Timing Chain
V-8 Timing Belt
2010 4 cylinder Timing Chain
V-6 Timing Chain
 2011 – 2017 V-6 Timing Chain
 Toyota 86
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2017 4 cylinder Timing Chain
 Toyota Avalon
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1995 – 2004 V-6 Timing Belt
2005- 2017 V-6 Timing Chain
Avalon Hybrid
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2013 – 2017 4 cylinder Timing Chain
 Toyota Camry
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1990 – 2001 All Engines Timing Belt
2002 – 2006 4 cylinder Timing Chain
V-6 Timing Belt
2007 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Camry Hybrid
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2007 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Corolla
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1990 – 1997 All Engines Timing Belt
1998 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Corolla iM
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2017 All Engines Timing Belt
 Toyota Highlander
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2001 – 2007 4 cylinder Timing Chain
V-6 Timing Belt
2008 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2006 – 2010 All Engines Timing Belt
2011 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Land Cruiser
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1990 – 1992 L6 Gear
1993 – 1997 L6 Timing Chain
1998 – 2007 V-8 Timing Belt
2008 – 2017 V-8 Timing Chain
 Toyota Prius (All Models)
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2001 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota RAV4
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1996 – 2000 4 cylinder Timing Belt
2001 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2016 – 2017 4 cylinder Timing Chain
 Toyota Sequoia
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2001 – 2007 4.7-liter V-8 Timing Belt
2008 – 2009 4.7-liter V-8 Timing Belt
5.7-liter V-8 Timing Chain
2010 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Sienna
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1990 – 2008 V-6 Timing Belt
2009 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Tacoma
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
1995 – 2004 4 cylinder Timing Chain
V-6 Timing Belt
2005 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Tundra
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2000 – 2004 All Engines Timing Belt
2005 – 2009 4.7-liter V8 Timing Belt
V-6 Timing Chain
2010 – 2017 All Engines Timing Chain
 Toyota Yaris (All Models)
 Model Year  Engine  Belt/Chain
2007 – 2017 4 cylinder Timing Chain

Now you know if your Toyota uses a timing belt or a timing chain. If your vehicle employs a timing belt and is nearing its 60,000 mile interval, do not neglect to change the belt and related parts at your earliest convenience. Here is a great place to find a Toyota timing belt kit for your vehicle.

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