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How to Change a Timing Belt on a 2006 Toyota Sienna


The Toyota Sienna is a minivan with front-wheel drive. The 2006 model is a second- generation Sienna, which features a six-cylinder 3.3-liter engine with a double overhead camshaft. It uses a timing belt to ensure that the cylinders fire at the correct point in their cycle. The replacement of the timing belt is part of normal vehicle maintenance, as this part wears out periodically.

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Change Timing Belt

Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal with a socket wrench. This prevents anyone from unintentionally starting the engine during the timing belt replacement. Disconnect the windshield wiper arm assemblies with a socket wrench. Remove the cowl panel and its seal. Detach the windshield washer hose, and disconnect the cowl top louvers.