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#116 of 260 Re: 2008 camry timing belt [bernski]
Aug 01, 2008 (2:51 pm)
The 2002-current Camry does not have a timing belt, it has a maintenance free chain. The only belt on your 08 is a serpentine belt that powers the alternator, AS compressor, PS pump, etc. It should NOT be $240.00, probably around $90.00 installed. Only needs replacing about 75k miles or so. Easy to check visually.
#117 of 260 Re: 2008 camry timing belt [mcdawgg]
Aug 01, 2008 (6:32 pm)
Bernski didn't specify whether they have an I4 (chain), or a V6 (cogged belt).
It's not clear whether the 240 is referencing a serpentine belt replacement (which should be cheaper than the 240), or a V6 with a timing belt replacement (which would be substantially more than the 240).
#118 of 260 Re: 2008 camry timing belt [kiawah]
Aug 01, 2008 (10:09 pm)
You're right, could be a V6, but I thought the new V6 was a chain too?
#119 of 260 Re: 2008 camry timing belt [mcdawgg]
Aug 06, 2008 (6:29 am)
The new V6 (as of 2007 models) does have a chain also, like the 4-cylinder since 2002.
#120 of 260 Re: 2008 camry timing belt [210delray]
Aug 06, 2008 (6:34 am)
You are correct, both the I4 and V6 have chains for the valve timing......looked it up in the 2007 Toyota service manual.
That can't possibly be a $240 job to replace the timing chain. Bet bernski was referring to the accessory belt.
#121 of 260 belts
Aug 06, 2008 (7:16 pm)
Let me make it easy for you, lol. 2002-2009 4 cyl. all have timing chains.
2007-2009 v6 engines have timing chains.
2006and older v6's have timing belts and should be replaced about every 90,000 miles or a bit less.
$240.00 is about right for a timing belt., it is Not high.
Last week i purchased a serpentine belt, for my 03 camry, directly from my toyota dealer, .cost.... $26.00 Labor 30 mins.
I hope this helps, i made it nice and simple.
#123 of 260 1997 toyota camry timing belt
Aug 28, 2008 (8:29 pm)
hello there, my sister has a toyota camry(1997) and saturday she was going somewhere and the car just died while on the road so she pulled over and i came to check it out, well i pulled the starter out and checked it,i know it has nothing to do with the car dying,its just something i like to check, well it worked fine but when i put it back in it will not turn the engine, in other words the engine is locked, i got underneath and tried to turn the crank at least a little and it will not budge, im guessing timing belt failure, am i correct in this assumption? i dont see what could make an engine lock up like that, car has oil, it does not smoke but shes not into preventive maintenance at all so ballpark is the car never had the belt replaced at the recommended interval so besides bent valves what else am i gonna have to fix?, thank you for any suggestions
#124 of 260 Re: 1997 toyota camry timing belt [dntlss]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 29, 2008 (7:37 am)
to the contrary. A broken timing belt should make the engine turn over easier than normal, so I do not see this as your problem if indeed the engine is seized.
Did you check the oil level?
Did this happen in a rainstorm or when driving through a deep puddle?
Have you tried turning the engine over with the starter motor out?
#125 of 260 Re: 1997 toyota camry timing belt [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 29, 2008 (9:25 am)
hey there, thank you for your reply, yes it has oil in it and she just said she was driving it and the engine suddenly quit so she coasted to the next stop, i will be looking at this car tomorrow and i will definately try to turn it with out the starter, something to mention is that when i pulled the starter out i had my sister turn the key and the starter performed flawlesly, well i put the starter back in and had her try it this time and nothing happened, let me point that you can actually see the starter move a hair while is cycling and it looks like it wants to jump out of that hole cause is under such strain, i cannot understand what could make an engine lock like that, the day when it happen it was sunny and it was on a mild hill so i believe there was no puddles but i will ask her,the reason i stated the timing belt was because i figure that if the belt brakes and the valves fall and the piston comes up and hits one real good and bends it and that valve cannot return to its original positon it could stop the travel of the piston,hence the locking feeling, could this be possible or not? again thank you for your input , let me know what else you think it might be