2001 Toyota Camry 2001 Camry Timing Belt or Chain

Tiny
DGRIFFIN93
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 89,900 MILES
I have a 2001 Camry- 6 cyl. Do these have a timing belt or a timing chain? What type of maintenance and when do I need to do on this?

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 AT 9:59 AM

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Tiny
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2001 camry has a timing belt.

Maintenance to be replaced around 90,000 to 100,000 miles:

1. Timing belt
2. Two idler pulleys
3. Camshaft and crankshaft oil seals (note: important to replace crankshaft oil seal because of oil leakage from oil pump for 6 cylinder engine.)
4. Timing belt tensioner
5. Water pump
6. Alternator and power steering belts

As much as possible, buy new original dealer parts or made in Japan. Maybe more expensive but surely last longer.

Service Dealer might say your water pump is still okay or your idler pulleys is still okay. Yeah, it is okay but for how long. At least when you replace all these parts, you will not have a headache for another 100,000 miles.

I suggest never buy a rebuilt water pump, does not last long.
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