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Hi Robert! My sister has a 2004 Land cruiser and the timing

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Hi Robert! My sister has a 2004 Land cruiser and the timing belt warning light has just come on at 180,336 miles. As it's not a round number, would it maybe just be a nuisance warning? she doesn't have the manual unfortunately to check what that says and there is no record in its service history to say if it was ever done before she got the car (there is pretty much no service history recorded to be honest). Should she be concerned do you think? Thanks a mil for the help, yvonne.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.

Hi..there..

What engine size does it have exactly? ie:- 3.0 d4d?

Have you checked the engine bay or timing cover for any stickers or even yellow/white paint with writtten mileage/date changed? as some garages tend to do that rather then use a or the provided sticker with the t-belt kit instead to write down the mileage when done etc?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nothing showing up so far I'm afraid.
Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.

Hi..

Ok..if there no signs of anything on the timing cover or engine bay to suggest the timing belt has been done recently..then it would be well worth having it inspected..normally when that timing belt warning comes up its a bit like a service light - its there to tell you the timing belt is due for renewal - and once the belt is changed along with the associated pulleys that belt runs on - then the timing belt light is reset - I do agree it is a bit of strange mileage to pop up so it "may" have done before...as far as i know on the 3.0d4d engine if thats what you have in the vehicle its every 100,000miles or 120months which ever comes first..Like i say have the belt check out and see what its like..if its suspect then certainly have it done. aswell as check the engine bay etc for any signs that a previous garage may have written down the mileage/date when done before etc just incase...I do hope this helps..If you require to ask anything further then please do so before you rate

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