Hi, Ihave a 2004 toyota avalon with a vvt-1 v6 engine.Ihave been told that it has a timing chain.Is it a chin or belt?Which is true?And how much would it cost to change.THANKS
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2004 Toyota Avalon Question: timing belt or chain
mastertech6371 January 09, 2011, 17:52Master
I believe it is a belt.
the belt is around 49
labor is 4.5 hours.
i would think about replacing the water pump, thermostat and drive belts a well.
Replybackyard tech, January 09, 2011, 18:39Master
Also idler pulley, tensioner pulley and tensioner.
Answer #2patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 09, 2011, 22:28Master
1MZFE engine only for that year, it has a timing belt, retail cost of parts, and labor to replace belt water pump antifreeze both cam seals, crank seal tensioner and idlers here in CA is approx $850. Make sure if you are comparing prices that each repair shop quotes for same parts and labor operations.