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Toyota Tundra: Timing Belt Or Timing Chain? (2000 - 2024)

Researched By AutoPadre Research Team


Over its lifespan the Toyota Tundra has had engines utilizing either a timing chain or a timing belt. The 5.7L, 4.6L, 3.5L, 3.4L (2024) and 4.0L engines have timing chains while the 4.7L and 3.4L (2000-2004) engines have timing belts. All but the 3.4L engine Tundras are interference engines.

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

Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-Interference
20243.4LTiming ChainInterference
2022 - 20233.5L V6 TurboTiming ChainInterference
2007 - 20215.7LTiming ChainInterference
2010 - 20194.6LTiming ChainInterference
2005 - 20144.0LTiming ChainInterference
2000 - 20094.7LTiming BeltInterference
2000 - 20043.4LTiming 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.

2024 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2024 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2024 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.4L V6 TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2023 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2023 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2023 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
Shenzhen, China, 25 September 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax 2022
Shenzhen, China, 25 September 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax 2022

2022 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2022 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2022 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
3.5L V6 TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2021 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2021 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
Tula, Russia. June 9, 2021, Toyota Tundra 2020 full size pickup black truck isolated on white background. 3d rendering
Tula, Russia. June 9, 2021, Toyota Tundra 2020 full size pickup black truck isolated on white background. 3d rendering

2020 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2020 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2019 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2019 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2018 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2018 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2017 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2017 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2016 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2016 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2015 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2015 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2014 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2014 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.0L V6 276 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2013 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2013 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.0L V6 270 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2012 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2012 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.0L V6 270 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2011 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2011 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.0L V6 270 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2010 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Toyota Tundra engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2010 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.6L V8 310 hp (1UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2009 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2009 Toyota Tundra 4.0L and 5.7L engines have a timing chain while the 4.7L has a timing belt. Both are interference engines.

2009 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.7L V8 276 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2008 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2008 Toyota Tundra 4.0L and 5.7L engines have a timing chain while the 4.7L has a timing belt. Both are interference engines.

2008 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.7L V8 276 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2007 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2007 Toyota Tundra 4.0L and 5.7L engines have a timing chain while the 4.7L has a timing belt. Both are interference engines.

2007 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
5.7L V8 381 hp (3UR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime
4.7L V8 276 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2006 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2006 Toyota Tundra 4.0L engines has a timing chain while the 4.7L has a timing belt. Both are interference engines.

2006 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.7L V8 271 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2005 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2005 Toyota Tundra 4.0L engines has a timing chain while the 4.7L has a timing belt. Both are interference engines.

2005 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.7L V8 282 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
4.0L V6 236 hp (1GR-FE)Timing ChainInterferenceLifetime

2004 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2004 Toyota Tundra 3.4L and 4.7L engines have timing belts. The 3.4L is a non-interference engine and the 4.7L is an interference engine.

2004 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.7L V8 245 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k

2003 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L and 4.7L engines have timing belts. The 3.4L is a non-interference engine and the 4.7L is an interference engine.

2003 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.7L V8 245 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k

2002 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L and 4.7L engines have timing belts. The 3.4L is a non-interference engine and the 4.7L is an interference engine.

2002 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.7L V8 245 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k

2001 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L and 4.7L engines have timing belts. The 3.4L is a non-interference engine and the 4.7L is an interference engine.

2001 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.7L V8 245 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k

2000 Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L and 4.7L engines have timing belts. The 3.4L is a non-interference engine and the 4.7L is an interference engine.

2000 Toyota Tundra Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4.7L V8 245 hp (2UZ-FE)Timing BeltInterference90k
3.4L V6 190 hp (5VZ-FE)Timing BeltNon-Interference90k
Hayward, WI USA July 17, 2020, Toyota Tundra Cavalier Blue by the cabin in Hayward, Wisconsin USA in the morning summer sunlight under the trees.
Hayward, WI USA July 17, 2020, Toyota Tundra Cavalier Blue by the cabin in Hayward, Wisconsin USA in the morning summer sunlight under the trees.

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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