I heard that 80,000 miles was where the timing belt/chain will fail. WIll it damage the motor if it happens while driving it. I have 75,000 miles on the car now. I have ONLY changed the oil, tires, and brakes during its lifetime. Never a scheduled service.. (whatever they are :)
I have just oil every 5k-10k miles
What is the situation on the timing belt/chain and when should I have it replaced, or serviced? Thank you everyone.
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Re: When to replace timing chain on 2003 Camry V6?
Replace the timing belt at 90,000 miles.
It will not damage the motor (bend the valves) if it breaks or jumps time
Finally, if you do change the belt, make sure that the water pump is inspected very close for any evidence of coolant seepage at the impeller shaft weep hole. If there is ANY evidence of wetness or leakage, replace the pump then. Easier to change the pump when the belt is off, than to have to do the whole job if the leak gets worse, and, if it leaks down the road, coolant on the timing belt will damage the belt, and you will have to buy a new belt, too. Change the plugs at 90 K miles, too.
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Timing chains are never replaced unless the enginme is being rebuilt or it fails, this is not true of timing belts which are rubber drive belts for the cam or cams, they are replaced at about 90,000 miles This car doesn't use a timing belt in the 3.1 Liter V6 used in this car.
There is no specified mileage. Timing chains last a lot longer than timing belts and the rate at which they wear can depend more on the frequency of oil changes and engine use or abuse. The general rule of thumb most shops go by now; if it's getting noisy, then it's time to pull the timing cover. Often times it's not the chain itself, but the chain guides that have failed. Either way, a timing chain job will involve new guides, tensioner, and chain. It's an expensive job, no need to rush into it unless you know you have something coming apart and noise is your first indicator.
its timing belt. This car requires the timing belt to be serviced at every 60k miles. This engine is a non-interference motor, so the engine will not get damaged internally if belt breaks. But other parts externally can become damaged. Also at the same time the timing belt is changed, replace the water pump, idler and tensioner pulleys.
The 2002-2006 Camry received the next generation 2.4L 4-cylinder engine (model 2AZ-FE), which combines decent power with excellent fuel economy. This engine does not have a timing belt, it has a chain that does not need to be replaced. The second choice is very smooth and powerful 3.0-liter 24-valve all-aluminum V6 engine. Starting from 2004, the 3.3-liter V6 DOHC VVT-i engine is available on SE V6 model. Both, the 3.0L and 3.3L V6 engines have a timing belt that must be replaced at certain interval
Yes those vehicles have timing belts instead of chains. I have yet to see a timing belt that doesnt need to be changed at some point. Maybe the tech meant you didnt need to change them now. Each manufacturer has their own mileage interval, but generally speaking, anywhere between 60,000 and 90,000 miles they are due to be replaced.