Top Mechanics For Toyota Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements
Garage in Iver, 18 years of experience
Having spent over 18 years in the motor trade as a senior/ master technician, I have gained a huge amount of experience and skills. I started off as a Technician working on Porsche's for the first 9 years of...
JONATHON • 18th April 2022
Toyota Hi-Ace • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Stevenage, 15 years of experience
I have 15 years on working with cars, motorbikes and commercial commercials vehicles. Some of the services I offer include, mobile mechanic service, diagnostic, service, brakes, suspension, exhaust systems, ...
Thank you so much, Andrzej.”
PAULINE • 10th January 2022
Toyota Avensis • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Stalham, 12 years of experience
BBM Motor Services provide friendly and reliable garage services to get your vehicle back on the road. In the 10 years since the garage was established, we’ve built up a fantastic reputation in and around...
GRAEME • 16th July 2021
Toyota Hi-Lux • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Leeds, 20 years of experience
We are a local garage that offer everything from remapping, Servicing, repairs, maintenance, exhausts, clutches, brakes, welding, alloy wheel refurb, wheel recolours, MOT's and much more and also as well as ...
Garage in Horton, 20 years of experience
Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...
MICHAEL • 14th November 2019
Toyota Land Cruiser • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Isle Of Wight, 32 years of experience
I started up with a youth training team and learned there for a couple years until I moved on and went to work for a local independent garage. Stayed there for about 4 years and then went on to a better oppo...
SIMON • 10th December 2018
Garage in Birmingham, 30 years of experience
Has your car been giving you regular problems? Have you noticed a pipe leaking or engine overheating? Maybe it’s time you got your vehicle serviced. Who better to do it than the experts at R.P.S Garage Servi...
Garage in Enfield, 30 years of experience
We provide MOT tests, servicing and car repairs on all makes and models in Enfield and surrounding areas. Catering for customers in Enfield, Cheshunt, Barnet and Southgate, we offer quality car servicing and...
RODDY • 26th July 2018
Toyota Hi-Ace • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage in Fareham, 13 years of experience
I began my career at South Downs College and gained my NVQ levels 1&2 and soon after I started I set-up my own business in 2004 trading as Joseph Bloomfield Mobile Mechanic. The business covers all makes/mo...
MARK • 22nd July 2018
Toyota Hi-Lux • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage in Stratford Upon Avon , 29 years of experience
I started my career with Vauxhall where I completed my apprenticeship & stayed with the business for 7 years. I moved to work in breakdown & roadside recovery for 4 years. I went to another main dealer after...
Garage in London, 15 years of experience
I began my career with Honda, their flagship London dealership, on a 3 year apprenticeship where I gained exceptional knowledge of Japanese technologies. I accepted a move to Car Giant after completing my yo...
Garage in Amesbury, 19 years of experience
I began my career in Weybridge, Surrey for a number of garages picking up great experience to start me off before moving to the New Malden area for a number of years. Prior to setting-up my own business in 2...
But the on line Click Mechanic web site was easy to use and booking a mechanic and an appointment was very straightforward.
I might use Click Mechanic again if the quoted price was the price I would pay.”
MARY • 13th July 2017
Toyota Corolla Verso/CombiVan • Timing belt/chain replacement
Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 20 years of experience
I began my career with Formula 1 Auto Centres as a tyre & exhaust fitter for around 1 year. I wanted to gain my proper qualifications so I studied at college to gain my NVQ Level 2 and 3 and subsequently I...
PRAVEEN • 22nd June 2017
Toyota Avensis • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage in Abergavenny, 18 years of experience
I have been in the trade for well over 10 years in the trade and have gained all my experience within the trade throughout that time. I began at M&L Motors in Mitcham Junction, Surrey for 3 years then I move...
PHILIP • 21st February 2017
Toyota Yaris • Timing belt/chain replacement
Mobile mechanic in Quedgeley, 21 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at Brunel Ford in Bristol for around 4 years before moving to Mercedes and Vauxhall respectively to gain valuable knowledge and understand different makes & models of cars. I h...
He finished well within the time I expected and had already updated my service book/log accordingly.
I would definitely recommend both Dan and the Clickmechanic service”
PAUL • 9th January 2017
Toyota Landcruiser/Prado • Timing belt/chain replacement
Frequently asked questions about Toyota cambelt change, repair & replacements
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement on my Toyota involve?
- Mechanic will remove or loosen the components required to gain access to the cover. This may also involve removing a wheel as well, so do not be alarmed!
- Mechanic will then lock the camshafts and crankshaft in place with timing pins, before removing the old belt and associated guides and tensioner.
- Mechanic will also drain the cooling system and remove the water pump if it is driven by the belt
- Once a cleanup has been done, the mechanic will renew the components and finally fit the new belt.
- Any components removed will be put back in place, the cooling system replenished and the engine started and tested.
- The cooling system will then be bled of air and the vehicle road tested.
What are the signs of a bad Toyota timing belt?
Sadly in 99% of cases you will only know if there is an issue with the cambelt when it breaks! This can occur at any time, at any speed and usually at the most inconvenient time and place. This is why manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked.
How long will a cambelt replacement take on my Toyota?
On average, cambelt change times can range from 1.5 to over 5 hours with an average of 2.7 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should my Toyota Cambelt be changed?
The lifespan of a cambelt is generally between 5 to 8 years, depending on the manufacturer. Every vehicle which has an engine that uses a timing belt, needs to have this done as part of the scheduled maintenance. Therefore always remember to replace the timing belt when stipulated in the car manufacturer's service schedule.
If your car is around the age of normally needing a scheduled cambelt change, and you have no record of the job ever having been done, it would be wise to get the belt replaced rather than chancing it.
When should you change your Toyota Cambelt?
Each manufacturer will give a recommended replacement interval for the timing belt on its vehicles. This information is usually available in the Owner Handbook, however if you do not have this in your possession, we are happy to advise accordingly.
If you have purchased a second hand vehicle and it has no timing belt change history, such as a garage invoice, then it is important to err on the side of caution and have it replaced as soon as possible,
Do I need to change the water pump when I change the timing belt on my Toyota?
On many engines, the water pump is driven by the belt as well. If this is the case, it is imperative to have it replaced at the same time. There are two reasons for this, firstly, the water pump is a pulley and bearing that forms part of the circuit the belt travels around and should it fail, then the belt will come off and that is the same as it breaking. Also, water pumps are prone to seizing, which again will break the belt.
The second reason is that should the water pump fail (and not damage the belt etc) and require replacing, then the timing belt would have to be renewed at the same time, so its best to have a new one fitted as a preventative course of maintenance.
Most mechanics will not carry out the work unless the pump is replaced in the situation as they know the consequences!
At what mileage should my Toyota cambelt be changed?
If your car is fitted with a timing belt (and not a chain), then the replacement needs to be carried out at the time stipulated by the manufacturer. This could be between 5 - 7 years or 60,000 to 100,000 miles. So in reality, it is a very common jobs as all cars equipped as such need to have this done.
How do I know if my Toyota Cambelt is worn out?
You cannot generally check to see if a belt has been replaced recently or not as not only is access difficult, what you can see doesn’t give clear indication of its age.
How long does a Cambelt last on my Toyota?
How long a cambelt lasts will depend on a number of factors, generally this can range anywhere from 40,000 miles to 100,000 miles, or indeed a number of years. Manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked. Intervals will depend on the vehicle's make and model.
How much does it cost to replace the timing belt and the water pump together on Toyota?
On average, the cost for a cambelt or timing belt replacement is £300. A water pump replacement generally costs between £115 and £375.
What does a bad or worn out Toyota timing belt sound like?
You may hear a clicking or ticking sound coming from the engine. You may also constantly hear knocking or slapping noises if the timing belt tensioner is unfastened and the timing belt is no longer tensioned correctly. In the worst case scenario you may find that you can't start your car at all if the cambelt has come off or has broken.
Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Toyota cambelt change?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change on your Toyota. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a cambelt change on your Toyota.
Can mobile mechanics do Toyota cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, mobile mechanics cannot do a cambelt or timing belt change at your home or office on your Toyota, because the repair may need to be carried out on a ramp, and may need specialist equipment. Also, the time involved to carry out the work may make it more practical to carry out the work at a garage. However, if there are still some doubts as to what repair is needed, mobile mechanics may be able to carry out a diagnostic inspection at your home or office on your Toyota and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.
How much does a Toyota cambelt change cost?
The cost for a Toyota cambelt change depends on the model of your Toyota. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
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