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Toyota Camry, Engine, Sedan
#191 of 260 Re: 2000 Camry LE maintanance [steuwe]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 10, 2010 (12:42 pm)
Okay I see what you're saying. I'm sure you could get this work done for less, but besides all that, I'd at least do the spark plugs and wires, and if the coolant and brake system has never been flushed, do that. Also, service the automatic transmission if fluid and filter have never been done. Also check your belts and hoses for cracking and wear, check your battery cables for corrosion and if those are old tires have a good look at them as well.
No saying how long a timing belt will last---being a Toyota, probably a long time.
#192 of 260 Re: 2000 Camry LE maintanance [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 10, 2010 (1:13 pm)
THANKS I appreciate the help.
Sep 17, 2010 (5:41 pm)
I have a 1994toyota camry with 75K miles org. and the timing belt broke last night idleing and car died .Had it towed home and everone tells me that I will need a new engine. Is this always true?Thank you for your answers.
Sep 18, 2010 (10:53 am)
No. Best thing to do is replace the belt and do a compression test. I don't think either the 4 or 6 cylinder engines in your car are the interference type, so you should be okay. However, you can break various pulleys and tensioners, so those need careful inspection, as does your water pump which may be ready for replacement.
#195 of 260 2011 Camry timing belt or chain
Sep 21, 2010 (5:39 am)
Does anybody happen to know if 2011 Camry has a timing belt or timing chain?
#197 of 260 Re: 2011 Camry timing belt or chain [connecticut2]
Sep 21, 2010 (5:56 am)
The 2007's, both the 4 and 6 cylinders, were chains. Can't speak definitively to 2011's.
They used to be belts many years ago. The 4 cylinder was first to shift to a chain.
#198 of 260 00 Camry 217K miles W/ Org Timing belt
Nov 08, 2010 (10:37 am)
As you have read above, I have the same factory belt that was on the car when we bought it at 17k miles. Should I change it? How about the alternator belt? What is a good price for a automatic transimission fluid change, too? Thanks!
#199 of 260 2000 camry timing belt,
Jan 25, 2011 (11:50 am)
I have a 2000 camry ce,4cyl,63k miles,wondering if Ishould have the timing belt changed and where is the best place to have it done.Also approx. cost,what about the water pump,any feedback will be appreciated.
#200 of 260 Re: 2000 camry timing belt, [jimbo92]
Jan 26, 2011 (6:13 pm)
I believe the change interval is at least 90,000 miles on your car, so I wouldn't bother with it now. Some may disagree, saying 11 years of use may necessitate a change. I wouldn't change the water pump either, but the flip side says to replace it while the mechanic is "in there" already.
I recommend using a well-regarded independent shop, and the cost will vary greatly depending on where you live. I'd say to expect paying at least $300, not including the water pump, but this can easily be doubled in a major metro area.