2004 Toyota Avalon Q&A
2004 Toyota Avalon Question: timing belt or chain
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 - Visitor
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. Roy - mastertech6371
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. - patrick mannion
is there a way to determine if it has a chain or a belt other than taking the cover off to determine?