What is the Rod Piston in a Camry? on 2000 Toyota Camry

In process of putting a new timing belt but engine is not turning on manually at this time? Likely cause maight be the camshaft or the Rod

by in Williamstown, NJ on November 20, 2012
3 answers 6 comments
ANSWER by on November 20, 2012
There are NO rod piston(s) in a Camry, or any vehicle.
ANSWER by on November 20, 2012
What engine 4 or 6 cyl? Is engine locked up?
COMMENT by on November 21, 2012
It is a 4 Cylinder engine. Yes the engine is locked up
COMMENT by on November 21, 2012
Why? Was it driven without oil? Did timing belt snap due to cam locked? What makes you ask about a connecting rod or piston? Will crank turn? Will cam turn?
COMMENT by on November 21, 2012
Timing belt snapped... I asked because my mech told me he tried to manually turn the engine and it is locked somewhere and it might have something to do with the Rod Piston... I will ask the mech the questions you just asked...
COMMENT by on November 21, 2012
You did not state your mech.has the car. Let him tell you what is wrong as he has the advantage of being able to look at it!! This mechanic been doing this for a pretty long time? I mean what is the word around about his work?
COMMENT by on November 21, 2012
For the record, this vehicle is a NON-INTERFERENCE motor....and the "mechanic" said it is locked up while PUTTING THE BELT ON...meaning, it was NOT locked up while taking it off since he had to turn it to align the marks
COMMENT by on November 21, 2012
Cam can seize if not enough oil breaking belt but crank should still turn. Or as zip said hydrolocked cyl(s) can lock crank but cam should turn. The mechanic still has the advantage! I did not read that he actually put the belt on. I guess if it broke he did not have to take it "off".
ANSWER by on November 21, 2012
IF overheating was also one of the symptoms before the belt 'snapped', then pull (or have pulled by your mech.)the spark plugs , in case coolant got into cyl. while sitting and cooling off .............never mind........