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    Doc
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    Default Life expectancy of timing belt idler and wheel bearings on '89 Cressida?

    I've got the engine at the machine shop and am wondering about the
    timing belt idler/tensioner pulley. How long would you expect the
    factory pulley to last? The car has 130k on it. They want over $100
    for another, and it appears to be a dealer only item. No other place
    I've found carries it.

    Also, what about the wheel bearings?




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    Jeff
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    Default Re: Life expectancy of timing belt idler and wheel bearings on '89Cressida?

    Doc wrote:
    > I've got the engine at the machine shop and am wondering about the
    > timing belt idler/tensioner pulley. How long would you expect the
    > factory pulley to last? The car has 130k on it.


    130k mi seems reasonable.

    > They want over $100
    > for another, and it appears to be a dealer only item. No other place
    > I've found carries it.
    >
    > Also, what about the wheel bearings?


    60-200k mi.

    These sorts of things just wear out. Normal wear and tear items.

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    Default Re: Life expectancy of timing belt idler and wheel bearings on '89 Cressida?

    On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 17:15:52 -0700, Doc wrote:

    > I've got the engine at the machine shop and am wondering about the timing
    > belt idler/tensioner pulley. How long would you expect the factory pulley
    > to last? The car has 130k on it. They want over $100 for another, and it
    > appears to be a dealer only item. No other place I've found carries it.
    >
    > Also, what about the wheel bearings?


    As far as the pulley, you've gone this far, what's another $100?! Esp
    since the engine is out and it's easy to get to! (we had to remove the
    radiator from my Supra to get to it and the timing belt...it'sll be
    cheaper in the long run now...)

    OTOH, I have only replaced one idler pulley on all the Toyotas I have
    owned.

    Bearings are easy. Remove the wheel and rotor, pull the bearing and
    replace. Except the rear, you have to pull the axles to replace the inner
    bearings. Spin the tires with your hands on them, and if you "feel"
    'crunching', replace the bearings. Otherwise, wait till the next brake job.


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    Steve W.
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    Default Re: Life expectancy of timing belt idler and wheel bearings on '89Cressida?

    Doc wrote:
    > I've got the engine at the machine shop and am wondering about the
    > timing belt idler/tensioner pulley. How long would you expect the
    > factory pulley to last? The car has 130k on it. They want over $100
    > for another, and it appears to be a dealer only item. No other place
    > I've found carries it.
    >
    > Also, what about the wheel bearings?
    >


    The problem with most bearings is that they are good UNTIL they fail. In
    this case I would add up what it takes to get to that pulley IF it fails
    with the engine in the vehicle. If it is a pain to do then do it now. On
    the wheel bearings are there signs/symptoms of them being bad? If you
    rotate them and they feel smooth and have no play and the seals are OK
    then don't bother. If however you turn them and it feels like your
    grinding metal then replace them.

    --
    Steve W.
    Near Cooperstown, New York

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