On my 2000 toyota camry with 2.2L 4cylinder engine, I am getting conflicting stories. Can anyone tell me if it has a timing belt or timing chain. I am planning on getting a tune-up(it has98k miles;my son just bought it used) and want to make sure a mechanic doesn't charge me for a belt if it has a chain. Please advise. Thanks for your help!!
timing belt vs. timing chain on 2000 Toyota Camry
by RR1981 in Fayetteville, NC on August 12, 2009
ANSWER by TRANSARTNC.COM on August 12, 2009
Hi, Your car has a timing belt. According to the book it takes 3.2h to replace it. I would recommend replacing all the pullies, water pump and timing belt tensioner at the same time. In order to get these parts replaced one at a time you will have to remove the timing belt again, so it might be a little more money involved in order to do that, but at the end you save a lot of money as the mechanic is already there. Usualy we give a package deal to customer, we charge only for timing belt replacement and the rest of the components you pay only parts. Ask your mechanic if possible to give you a package deal too. http://www.transartnc.com
ANSWER by fernando on August 12, 2009
The 2.2L 4 cylinder engine on your Camry is driven by a Timing Belt. Toyota recommends to replace it every 90,000 Mile Service. Check out the RepairPal Estimator and get a detailed estimate adjusted to your location.