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Toyota Camry 2001--Interference Engine?

I have a 2001 Camry with very low miles, just over 37k, bought from a relative. It is due (well, overdue) for a timing belt due to age. Is the 4-cylinder engine in this car an "interference" type that damages the valves if/when the belt breaks? Or does it just stall?

What else should I have replaced at the same time? Water pump? Serpentine belts? Thank you in advance.

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  • edited June 2010
    Many people use the Gates web site to answer that question.
  • edited June 2010
    The Toyota 2.2 Liter 4 cylinder engine is not an interference type engine. So if the timing belt fails the engine just stops running with no damage to the engine. Since the front of the engine is going to be opened up to do the timing belt. now would be the time to replace the water pump. As far as tensioner/idler pulleys, just have them checked for bearing wear since the engine only has 37,000 miles on it.

    Tester
  • edited June 2010
    Why change the pump with only 37K miles on it? It is most likely good for another 100K at least. The OP could change it at the next timing belt change 90K later.
  • edited June 2010
    Because I've seen Toyota water pumps start leaking at the 70,000 mile mark.

    Tester
  • edited June 2010
    Thanks to everyone--very helpful.
  • edited June 2010
    What Else ? Should You Elect To Replace The Timing Belt And Water Pump As Advised, I'd Surely Have The Cooling System Flushed And Coolant Renewed And Go With The New Serpentine / Accessory belt(s) Of Your Inquiry.

    These items all "overlap" and labor savings should reflect that.

    CSA
  • edited June 2010
    you replace the water pump when doing a timing belt because the labor involved to do ONE is about 450. so if you do the timing belt, and then two years from now do the water pump you have paid for double labor. You have to disassemble the exact same parts to do either one or the other.
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