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Toyota Tacoma: Timing Belt Or Timing Chain? (1995 - 2023)

Researched By AutoPadre Research Team


All 4 cylinder Toyota Tacomas come with a timing chain and have an interference engine. V6 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and interference engines from 2005 to 2023. V6 models from 1995 to 2004 have timing belts and non-interference engines.

Scroll down to see detailed timing belt data for your particular model year of the Toyota Tacoma.

Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-Interference
1995-20234 CylinderTiming ChainInterference
2005 - 2023V6Timing ChainInterference
1995 - 2004V6Timing BeltNon-Interference

Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

Check out the Belt Or Chain specifications for other makes and models.

2023 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2023 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl.Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2022 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2022 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl.Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2021 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 278 hp (2GR-FKS)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
White 2020 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck on a dealership lot.
White 2020 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck on a dealership lot.

2020 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 278 hp (2GR-FKS)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2019 Toyota Tacoma at the annual International auto show in Chicago, IL
2019 Toyota Tacoma at the annual International auto show in Chicago, IL

2019 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2019 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 278 hp (2GR-FKS)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2018 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 278 hp (2GR-FKS)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2017 Toyota Tacoma explores the backroads of Moab, Utah.
2017 Toyota Tacoma explores the backroads of Moab, Utah.

2017 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 278 hp (2GR-FKS)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

2016 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 278 hp (2GR-FKS)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2015 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2015 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2014 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2014 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2013 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2012 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2012 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2011 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2011 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2010 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2010 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2009 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2009 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2008 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2008 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2007 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2007 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2006 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2006 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2005 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Toyota Tacomas have timing chains and are interference engines.

2005 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.7L 4 Cyl. 159 hp (2TR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2004 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 2004 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

2004 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2003 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 2003 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

2003 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2002 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 2002 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

2002 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2001 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 2001 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

2001 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2000 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 2000 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

2000 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

1999 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 1999 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

1999 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

1998 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 1998 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

1998 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

1997 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 1997 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

1997 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

1996 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 1996 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

1996 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

1995 Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Toyota Tacomas 4 Cylinder engines have timing chains and are interference engines. The 1995 Tacoma V6 model has a timing belt and is a non-interference engine.

1995 Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
2.7L 4 Cyl. 150 hp (3RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.4L 4 Cyl. 142 hp (2RZ-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
Toyota Tacoma riding on the 4x4 Offroad Trails in the mountains during a sunny summer morning.
Toyota Tacoma riding on the 4x4 Offroad Trails in the mountains during a sunny summer morning.

Timing Belt Basics

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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