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Toyota Camry, Engine, Sedan
#103 of 243 Re: 2002 Toyota Camry timing belt/chain? [210delray]
May 03, 2008 (11:23 pm)
210delray, I appreciate your prompt response to my questions. To add to my earlier questions, I bought this 2002 Camry, XLE 3.0L V6 with 97K miles on it. I did checks with Autocheck. They did not say anything about the engine status such as the condition of the Timing belt. However, the car checks out with 85% mark with all the usual stated conditions. I am a bit confused. Do I need to check independently with other mechanics autoshop?
Lastly, is the '02 Camry XLE, 3.0L V6 a more durable and reliable car with a second hand value than its LE, 2.4L V4 counterpart? I am asking this, because all I see around me is the LE, 2.4L V4 model. It seems there is a reason why people prefer this?
Thanks 210delray and all other respondents in anticipation.
#104 of 243 Drive belt
May 13, 2008 (8:56 am)
I have a 2004 4 cylinder auto camry, with 75,000 on it. the dealer tells me that the car doesn't have a timing belt, but a chain, but they say the drive belt has to be changed. Any recommendations/
#105 of 243 Re: Drive belt [zsoka]
May 13, 2008 (3:47 pm)
The drive belt the dealer references, is the accessory or 'serpentine' belt. That's very cheap and takes hardly any time to replace. Many owners can do it themselves with some basic tools, if they are so inclined.
#106 of 243 Re: Drive belt [kiawah]
May 14, 2008 (5:46 am)
Thank you, my dealer estimated a cost of $165, and i'm not sue if it includes labor
#107 of 243 Re: Drive belt [zsoka]
May 14, 2008 (6:01 am)
That cost must include labor, because the belt itself is much cheaper than that.
#108 of 243 Re: Drive belt [zsoka]
May 14, 2008 (6:37 am)
I haven't bought that particular belt yet, but have bought many others for our other vehicles. I would have guessed the belt to be about 30 bucks at an autoparts store, probably 60 bucks then at dealer. Would take someone about 10 minutes to put it on, but they'd charge you an hour of labor.
Call Pep Boys, and ask them what they'd do it for. Heck, Jiffy Lubes might even do it.
#109 of 243 04 Camry 4-cyl Spark plug replacement
Jun 20, 2008 (1:25 pm)
I just found and joined this forum. Here's my first question. I want to replace my plugs. The manual says I must replace with only "iridium-tipped" ones. Unfortunately I've already bought platinum tipped plugs. Is it all right to use them? The manual does not have the maintenance schedule. I can't find the supplement that has the schedule. When should I change plugs? I only have 45K miles on my Camry. Thanks. -Hieu
#110 of 243 93 Toyota Camry, Timing
Jun 21, 2008 (5:45 am)
I recently had an oil change done and the tech told us we need to have the timing changed, was not specific on belt or chain. Also, he said there is no warning when it goes, it just gives and your car stops running. If there is no warning, how can he tell that is needs to be changed? Also, I just had all of my other main belts replaced about 1 year ago, the car has 136,000 on it. What should I look for so I do not get ripped off ?
#112 of 243 Re: 93 Toyota Camry, Timing [nickitpa]
Jun 23, 2008 (10:32 am)
All '93 Camrys will have timing belts. Do you know if yours has EVER been changed? If not, then you are way beyond the mileage limit (I'd assume 60K miles for your year). It's true that the belt will go without warning -- I've had it happen to me on my former '80 Volvo. The other belts have nothing to do with timing belt.