1HDT timing belt

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 00:27
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My 80 series has just hit 200 000 km and the timing belt light has automatically come on. As I didn't own the car at 100 000 I don't know the best move to make from here. Is it going to be best to get Tojo dealer to check/replae the belt or is it going to be cheaper to get it done by someone else. (Stupid question , but wondering if Toyota will know how to do it better). Have heard that it is a quite involved process what advice to owners have on this topic. I live in Brisbane and am wondering if anyone knows a good mechanic for the above task?
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Reply By: Flesh - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 07:26

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 07:26
Charlie,

Replacing the timing belt is a relatively simple proceedure. You can do it yourself if you have reasonable mechanical skills. If not any mechanic should be able to replace the belt in no more than 1 hour, assuming that the idler wheel, tension spring and pullys are all OK.

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Reply By: helton - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 07:56

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 07:56
charlie
the light comes on every 100000 and the belt replacement is quick and easy, (my last was $80 all up) the cost is peanuts compaired to the damage caused if it snaps.
replace it
cheers
tony
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 09:40

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 09:40
Charlie,
I can recommend Paul Geary of Slacks Creek 38083455. One of his mechanics has an 80 series.

Mal T.
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Reply By: ThePublican - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 11:07

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 11:07
Can recomend Hycraft Automotive at Contarf if on the nth side.
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Reply By: charlie - Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 18:21

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2003 at 18:21
THANKS GUYS i THOUGHT IT WAS AN INTERNAL PART. MUCH RELIEVD NOW CHEERS
CHARLIE
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Follow Up By: Rojac - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 06:38

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 06:38
Replace the idler bearing at the same time.

Cheers

Rob
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Reply By: Coops - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 17:34

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 17:34
in the meantime if you wish to reset the light to the left of your tripmeter reset button you will find a similar hole with a grommet filling it. Remove grommet and poke a long thin screwdrived in and reset button. Light comes on automatically via speedometer reading. Absolutely still best to change the timing belt as prescribed though.
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Follow Up By: Adrian- Thursday, Feb 06, 2003 at 23:13

Thursday, Feb 06, 2003 at 23:13
Coops, Your input on the timing belt warning light was timely! I've just changed the belt in our 1HZ (100 series) but the manual says nothing about resetting the timing light. Can't find the grommet you mentioned - were you referring to an 80 series? Any other suggestions about where I might look for the reset button?
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Follow Up By: Adrian- Thursday, Feb 06, 2003 at 23:13

Thursday, Feb 06, 2003 at 23:13
Coops, Your input on the timing belt warning light was timely! I've just changed the belt in our 1HZ (100 series) but the manual says nothing about resetting the timing light. Can't find the grommet you mentioned - were you referring to an 80 series? Any other suggestions about where I might look for the reset button?
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Reply By: Coops - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 17:34

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 17:34
in the meantime if you wish to reset the light, to the left of your tripmeter reset button you will find a similar sized hole with a grommet filling it. Remove grommet and poke a long thin screwdriver in and reset button. Light comes on automatically via speedometer reading. Absolutely still best to change the timing belt as prescribed though.
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Follow Up By: Coops - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 17:37

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 17:37
Don't know why that happened but cheers anyway
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Follow Up By: Rojac - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 20:14

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 20:14
Take care removing/replacing gromet, dont press too hard or you might crack the plastic instrument cover

Cheers

Rob
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