2003 Camry 4 cylinder - timing belt or chain

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#1

My mom just bought a 2003 Camry with a four cylinder engine. Maintenance records/receipts show a water pump replacement at 102,xxx miles, but no timing belt (on the receipt.) I called the mechanic and he said that that engine has a timing chain.



Anyone KNOW whether it’s a belt or a chain?


#2

The 2003 Camry 2.4 liter engine utilizes a timing chain.

Tester


#3

Thanks for the help!

When/why did Toyota switch to a chain? I thought they traditionally used belts.


#4

Has Toyota switched to timing chains om most of their motors… or just this one? When did they do so, and why?


#5

Both Toyota and Honda have switched to chains on their 4-bangers. Neither says why, but I suspect it’s a customer satisfaction issue.


#6

Many Toyota 6 cylinder engines still use timing belts. The 4 cylinder units are mostly timing chain equipped.


#7

Go to Gates Rubber website and you can tell if any car has a timing belt and whether or not the engine will destroy itself (called am interference engine).