I am about to buy a 2001 Toyota Camry LE, 4 cylinders. The car runs great and only has 70000miles on it. However, one thing concerns me is that I don’t see the word “Toyota” and the type of engine technology on its engine, as least not on the front. It’s suspicious. While I took the car to mechanic shop and the mechanics told me there is no way a different engine can fit into this Camry, I am still a little bit confused why it doesn’t have the marker on it. Is this common to 2001 Camry?
This is a picture that’s supposed to be a 2001 Camry 4-cyl. Is this what yours looks like? Your mechanic’s right, there’s no easy (or even moderately difficult) way to swap in some other engine.
Yes, this is what my engine looks like. So you were saying this is the original engine comes with the car even without a clear toyota marker on it. Great! I’d love to see it work out this way though I am still confused why the maker won’t put a marker on the car’s heart… They even label the doors to make sure people can easily tell whether the door has been replaced or not. Anyway, thank you so much, texases!
Older ones had a displacement badge on the intake manifold, but this is distinctively the 2.2L engine Toyota used in the Camry for many years. No other engine looks remotely like that.
They even label the doors to make sure people can easily tell whether the door has been replaced or not.
Do you really believe that?
Any labels are either informational and required (e.g. tire pressures) or beneficial during the construction of the vehicle (inventory management, assembly operations, etc).
This isn’t a Coach purse somebody might copy and pass off as the real thing. It’s economically unfeasible to make knock off engines- hey check out my Kamry…
Yup, that’s the right motor.
One suggestion, changing the serpentine belt can be a PITA if you’ve not done one before, and it’s about due, as are the spark plugs. The best way to change the belt is to remove the RF wheel and remove the inner wheelwell apron to access the pulleys, and this is much easier with a lift.
If you’re buying this from a dealer see if you can get them to throw a new belt and plugs into the deal. They’re both quick and simple to change for any shop guy with a lift, and you’ll save yourself some aggevation and a few bucks.
This looks exactly the same as the engine in my 1999 Camry. But if you have any doubts look at the VIN plate on the engine block, circled (sort of) in the picture below. If it doesn’t match the for that car you can at least use it to find out what it came from. There is also a VIN plate on the transmission housing above the drivers side half shaft.