All Lexus RX300 engines have timing belts from the model years 1999 to 2003. All Lexus RX300 engines from 1999 to 2003 are non-interference.
Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.
The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.
If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.
Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.
|Year||Engine||Belt Or Chain||Interference||Service Interval|
|2003||3.0L V6||timing belt||non-interference||60k miles|
|2002||3.0L V6||timing belt||non-interference||60k miles|
|2001||3.0L V6||timing belt||non-interference||60k miles|
|1999||3.0L V6||timing belt||non-interference||60k miles|
TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.
Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.
When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.
Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.