Hi, I just bought a 1999 Toyota Rav4 with 98,000 miles. I had some maintenance done on it (spark plugs, wires, trans 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.
Thanks for your help.
Sunday, November 12th, 2006 AT 9:47 AM