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Is the 7A-FE toyota 1.8L engine non inteferance

Timing belt broke while driving

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SOURCE: Timing Belt

No Corolla built after 1999 has a belt. No need to change the timing chain,EVER, This is a FixYa.

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SOURCE: Timing Belt broke while driving my 96 Toyota Rav4,

Zero tolerance means the valves may have hit the piston when the timing belt broke. I would suggest doing a cylinder leakage test to see if the valves are bent or not. If the valves are not bent then you can replace the belt and everything will be ok. If there are bent valves then the cylinder heads will need to be removed and repaired.

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SOURCE: Any idea if the 96 Rav4 has a non interference

It is a NON-interferencene. All Toyota products with timing belts are non-interference. All Toyota products from 1998 on. with timing chains, are interference engines..

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you may find them online but if it were me i would go to local auto parts and spend the $24.95 on a haynes repair manual it has pictures of the marks and the tension specs etc worth the $$ , remove #12 spark plug and take a peice of wire stick it into the hole till it touchs the piston then rotate the crankshaft till its a top dead center then look down at the line up marks behind the crank gear they should line up then rotate the camshaft till marks line up should be 12 oclock on cam gear? this is sometimes tricky to get it lined up without it being 1 tooth off thats why picture is best ? hope this helps

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I really really really hope you turned the bolts an additional 90 degrees after torquing to 22 Ft-lbs. Otherwise, you may be taking that head off again.

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getting too much gas
what does the mean,?

spark tips soaking in fuel.

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if flooding did you crank wide open throttle yet, (per oper. guide ins)


this is called super secret unflood mode, it cuts fuel cranking,

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late 1997 change.?

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DOHC 4valve.

chain cam.

here is the secret to running.

  1. 12vdc power to all EFI parts. electric power over 10v.

  2. good compression over 150psi all 4 cyl. (new timing belt?)

  3. tuned-up and hot spark timed right.

  4. good fueling. not to rich or too lean.

  5. EGR not stuck open, clean it. or ISC stuck closed, clean it.

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so it failed. this means something is very wrong.

check engine light on key on,? if not fix that.

then connect scan tool and crank for 5 seconds.

got CMP/CKP or spark errors DTC , any at all?

or scan RPM at 0 cranking?


scan the ECU. 1st after checking all fuses.

tuned up,, that is 1st.

if car as VVT-t , option it can fail and cause retarded timing and hard starts.

see the valve cover, here. got VVT-I? I think you dont have this motor.

i think you have this

1993-1997 Geo Prizms were powered by the 4A-FE or optional 7A-FE engine.

as you can see ,knowing what engine is in your car is everything.

4a/7a engine is a belt drive cam.

so did you skip the belt service, ?

if you let it slip, it will not ever start.

the 7a motor will bend its valves, if the belt is ignored.

it is a DOHC , interference engine. so....

the service schedule for the 7A is. 60k on belt

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Timing Belt broke on my 1994 Celica I was going about 40mph

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Fig. View of the timing belt, gears and cover along with other related components-7A-FE engine


Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt and related components-5S-FE engine


Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).

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Any idea if the 96 Rav4 has a non interference engine or an inteference engine? I can't find the answer anywhere!

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