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Timing belt or chain

(2004 Toyota Avalon)
in Inman, SC on January 09, 2011
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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on January 09, 2011
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
on January 09, 2011
Also idler pulley, tensioner pulley and tensioner.
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.
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