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2000 Toyota Camry Question: What is the Rod Piston in a Camry?

 

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bwakayiman, Williamstown, NJ, November 20, 2012, 15:18
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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

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    your.mechanic November 20, 2012, 17:27
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    There are NO rod piston(s) in a Camry, or any vehicle.

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    pushrod November 20, 2012, 19:39
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    What engine 4 or 6 cyl? Is engine locked up?

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    bwakayiman, November 21, 2012, 04:02
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    It is a 4 Cylinder engine. Yes the engine is locked up

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    pushrod, November 21, 2012, 04:07
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    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?

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    bwakayiman, November 21, 2012, 04:10
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    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...

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    pushrod, November 21, 2012, 05:49
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    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?

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    your.mechanic, November 21, 2012, 08:55
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    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

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    pushrod, November 21, 2012, 15:08
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    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".

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    ziptie12 November 21, 2012, 06:51
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    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........

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