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Does my toyota mrs have a cam belt or chain? 2000,vvt 1

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Hi from uk your engine has a timing chain fitted

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1,3,5,7 cylinder miss fire

Bank1 failure.

my guess, those DTCs off a cheap scan tool>? why not post source and real codes, no lie P0301 is real. but off what?

real engine: Name.

4.7 L 2UZ-FE V8

VVT-i variant??? got VVT? IF ONE SIDE FAILS, misfire there. if cam retarded. if bad, can be 14deg retarded, (huge)

see cam action here.

2003 Tundra.

if using a full real scan tool that sees all toyota extended DTCs , you might see VVT errors, $20 tools and lame autozoned , blind .

there are 4 sensors there, id bet there are codes you missed!

P0301,3,5, and 7, DTC, ONLY?

bad coil packs? no.

thats the whole left bank, bad.

RF 2-4-6-8

LF 1-3-5-7

so, VVT bad on left bank or coil pack ,

yours has 8 COP coils, so its not 4 bad COPS.

a real mech sees all this in 1 second , online, impossible

nor country. sold.\'

could the timing belt slip only on one side

did you do timing belt service, on time, if not, bingo.

misfire is

bad compression (vvt?)

bad spark , no, not all 4

bad fueling, but there is only 1 maf/map, and one full injection rate there so not fuel mix.related.

here is a tool (most AZ stores clueless)

that reads the enhanced DTC of Toyotas

using a 1996 tool , misses the boat.

but id bet your VVT is bad. left bank.

the real tool might help. here.


P0011 Diagnostic Trouble Code Discussion for
Camshaft 1 Position Sensor Target Performance
P0012 << or this>? P0020/21/22?

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Does the 2007 Prius 1.5 L have an interference engine?

this yours? the real name? Great question, I dont know.
the NON X engine IS !

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That X means:
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the engine is cam chain driven.
so if you dont let the chain scream ,what's the worry.?

on many High CR engines, the piston chases the exhaust valves
closed very very close, so close the engine is interference.
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and the chain screaming. then what? (nobody knows, it seems)

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you have VVT (var. valve timing, feature)
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chain engines, new chain and may be guides.
P000B-Bank 1 Camshaft 2 Position Slow Response fsm stated causalities:

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This usually indicates a physical issue with the VVT unit or the timing belt/chain. Most VVT units default to zero so if there is some electrical failure the car will still run well enough to driver. But, since you are getting this code it seems to indicate a mechanical issue instead. An over retarded cam will pull in too much exhaust gas on the intake stroke and can cause a loss of power or a mis-fire since the mixture will be lean. If this code is caused by a jumped chain or stretched belt, it can lead to serious engine damage if those parts should fail.

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