Question about 1997 Toyota RAV4
Yes if the starter motor just clicks then the engine is buggered as the other 2 said so the answer would be take off the head and have a look inside before you through the engine away and fit a Second Hand One as there are a few good s/h/engines out there for sale but make sure the timing belt is renewed EVERY100,000 km
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
I honestly have never seen a broken timing belt seize an engine although in most cases there can be severe damage to the valves and sometimes pistons.....meaning lots of money in repairs getting head repaired and maybe having to replace pistons also
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Yes. In many cases there is the potential for internal engine parts (cams, valves, pistons, crankshafts...etc.) to hit each other if the relationship between them is out of time. The timing belt is the part that holds them in time, so that they don't hit each other. If it breaks, the parts can move and crash into each other. If the right parts crash, the engine is severely damaged and may lock up.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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