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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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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..

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    David Paul Mar 12, 2017

    This info may be reversed and there are exceptions even then. i.e., 09 Sienna - chain/non-interference



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