Timing marks

Tiny
MECHANICONWHEELS
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  • 1998 TOYOTA RAV4
Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic.

Trying to find out how to set the timing. Thought that I had the marks lined up. Also, trying to find out the diagram of how the belt runs. Thank you for your time.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 8:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,
Here is a link that shows all timing belts and camshaft marks:

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/toyota/rav4/1998

More diagrams below.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_s_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_340.jpg



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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname4_32.jpg



Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 2:28 AM
Tiny
ELAINEM97
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  • 1998 TOYOTA RAV4
All wheel drive automatic.

What are the timing belt marks?
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Friday, July 20th, 2018 AT 2:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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See below.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_c1_12.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_c2_9.jpg

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Friday, July 20th, 2018 AT 2:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LUDWIG_DENNIS
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  • 1998 TOYOTA RAV4
Four cylinder four wheel drive automatic 130,000 miles.

Upon cold start there is a noise coming from behind the timing belt cover. Raising the RPM's a little it goes away. No noise with engine at operating temperature. It has done this for four years.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/364812_003_1.jpg

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Friday, July 20th, 2018 AT 2:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ICEBOY
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Check timing belt may be due for change or check water pump, timing tension-er bearing idler bearing or oil pump as well can cause problems.
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Friday, July 20th, 2018 AT 2:02 PM (Merged)
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JOSIE2006
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  • 1998 TOYOTA RAV4TOYOTA RAV4
Hi, I just bought this vehicle with 98,000 miles. I had some maintenance done on it (spark plugs, wires, transmission flush) and the mechanic recommended the timing belt and water pump be changed. The timing belt he said needed to be done at 90,000 miles per the car's maintenance schedule, but when I asked him if it looked worn he said they have to take the engine apart to tell.

My first question is, is there any way to tell whether this was done by the previous owner? I got no history information from the dealer when I bought the car. Also, what else should I have checked or done as long as they are doing this? The price he quoted for the belt and water pump was $477.00.

Thanks for your help.
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Friday, July 20th, 2018 AT 2:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Unfortunately the only way to tell if the timing belt was change is to take the timing cover off which involves taking apart the front of the motor. It would be wise to change the water pump at the same time because you need to remove the same parts to get at both so while you are there why not save the time and money. Also, have the shop inspected the belt tension-er to see if it needs replacing while you have it apart. As far as the cost goes it seems to be an average price. Hope this helps, Backyardmechanic :)
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