2003 TOYOTA CAMRY TIMING BELT

  • Tiny
  • nalynne
  • 2003 Toyota Camry

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2003 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 87000 miles

At what milage should a timing belt be changed? Will it damage anything if it breaks and does it operate the water pump?

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 AT 8:49 PM

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  • Jeffytune
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60K or 5 years, maybe and yes.

Anytime the belt breaks or strips, the valves could be hit by the pistons, Toyota 4 cylinders has been one that seems to be designed not to hit the valves(if it has a belt).

When you replace the belt, it is best to buy a timing belt kit(a new belt, idler and tensioner) and replace the water pump as well.

Jeff M.

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 AT 2:40 AM
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  • lostinmars
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Your car doesn't have a timing belt. The v6 does.

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 AT 10:06 PM
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Lostinmars is correct, the camrys converted to a chain in 2003, as he states, the V6 keeps the belt method. It is an easy mistake to make as Camry had timing belts for many years.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 5:06 AM

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