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Toyota Camry, Engine, Sedan
#230 of 260 Re: 2000 Camry LE maintanance [steuwe]
Jun 28, 2011 (2:05 pm)
If you want to be cheap let the timing belt go and water pump till it leaks but change the plugs and antifreeze get the long life antifreeze from toyota and get the denso iridium plugs that will be good for another 100k. reason for the plugs even though yours are firing good is that after 11 years you might have problems getting them out and stripping the threads they screw into. put anti seize on the new ones . also with the price of gas they will probably pay for them selves
#232 of 260 Re: 1997 toyota camry timing belt [kth713]
Jun 28, 2011 (2:42 pm)
take the top plastic timing belt cover off then you wont have to assume . you'll probably also see the coolant leak
#233 of 260 2002 v6 with 140kmi
Apr 08, 2012 (5:28 pm)
Assuming the timing belt\water pump has never been changed...
Do I really need to change the timing belt and water pump on this car?
Has anyone had timing belt fail on this model?
Has anyone had water pump fail on this model?
Does anyone have more miles on original timing belt\water pump on the same type of car (v6 2002-)?
I know this engine won't break if belt breaks, so it's more of a safety issue for me. But at the same time, I have seen timing belts changed on other cars and they didn't look like they had to be changed - they were tight and looked new.
Please advise. thanks
#234 of 260 Re: 2002 Toyota Camry 2.4 L Timing Belt [camry9237]
May 21, 2012 (9:46 am)
I have a 2003 Camry and the owner manual recommends changing it at 90K miles
May 21, 2012 (9:47 am)
Better safe then sorry. A broken timing belt disables your car.
#236 of 260 Re: Timing chain [hymandd732]
Jun 19, 2012 (6:51 pm)
I am recieving my Moms 95 camry. I will be driving it from Florida to New York in July. The camry has 39,500 miles on. Given its age I have concerns about the timing belt. Without seeing it do you think it needs to be changed with the long distance trip ? The car is in good shape with new tires.
Maintainenced with oil changes, over the years, jiffy lube.
Reviewing her bills and concerns last Feb, I wonder if work done , was needed. At that mileage no one would concern with a timing belt.
She is not knoledgeable about cars and agrees. I went to get an oil change in Feb & they cautioned me to the valve on the AC compressor. I declined they seemed defensive. I dont care about thwere feelings , but am looking for a mechanic in the south florida ave to flush the engine & change hoses. It probably is better to be safe than sorry about the timing belt. any useful info would be helpful , plus roughly what it would cost.
Thank you very kindly
#237 of 260 Re: Timing chain [bart27]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 20, 2012 (7:06 am)
It would be great if the timing belt could at least be visually inspected.
Labor to replace it is about 3.2 hours and the belt itself maybe $40 bucks. I presume this is the 4 cylinder engine. The V-6 would be a bit more.
#238 of 260 Re: Timing chain [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 21, 2012 (2:43 am)
Location ,location location, not just for real estate. yes a 4 cylinder.
#239 of 260 Re: Timing chain [bart27]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2012 (7:34 am)
?? Are you asking for the location of the timing belt?
If you don't know where it is (I don't either), you're probably not in the best position to evaluate its condition. Your best bet is to get recommendations for an honest, independent shop that will inspect it. If there's no indication that it's been replaced, I would definitely replace it - it's probably deteriorated from age. That would be a rather nasty surprise if it broke on a trip.