Nick, I don't have any information that says if this is an interference engine. My service information from the manufacturer doesn't make any mention of it. However, it is possible for the timing marks to be off slightly and the vehicle still run. Also, there are valve lash adjusters on this vehicle. There is also an idle learn procedure that must be performed after timing belt replacement or PCM replacement.
Install a scan tool.
2. Diagnose and repair any DTCs before proceeding with this procedure. Refer to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List - Vehicle for the applicable DTC that set.
3. Ensure that all electrical loads and accessories are OFF.
4. Turn OFF the air conditioning.
5. Ensure that the vehicle is in PARK or NEUTRAL.
6. Turn ON the ignition.
7. Clear the DTC information with the scan tool.
8. Wait 5?Seconds and start the engine.
9. Operate the engine with no load at 3,000?RPM until the ECT reaches 90 C (194 F).
Important: If the engine cooling fan turns ON during the idle portion of this procedure, do not include the fan run time in the total idle time.
10. Let the engine idle with the THROTTLE CLOSED and the engine cooling fan OFF, for a total of 5 minutes.
11. The PCM has a new learned idle position.
12. The idle learn procedure is required when the following service procedures have been performed:
The throttle body assembly is replaced
The throttle valve is cleaned Deposits can build up in the throttle body requiring periodic cleaning of the throttle valve and throttle bore area. Refer to Throttle Body Inspection and Cleaning.
The Clear DTCs function has been performed
The PCM has been programmed.
The PCM is replaced.
Hope this helps.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 AT 10:42 AM