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Does a 2008 4runner have an interference engine?

Vehicles with "interference engines" will catastrophically damage the engine valves if the timing belt fails, instantly. The VIN and owner's manual may be able to tell you which type you have. From what I've seen, yours is not that type.


Why take a stranger's word for it?? You should have your VIN ready when you call the local Toyota Dealer's service department. They will be able to determine which engine you have with no uncertainty and tell if it is indeed a non-interference engine or not. Plus, they'll be able to tell you at which mileage the belt should be replaced.

Good luck!

Apr 06, 2014 | 2008 Toyota 4Runner

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Is a 2003 Dodge Neon 2.0L an interference engine

Your 2.0L is an interference engine. Since this engine is "SOHC" the timing belt will be easier than the larger 2.4L DOHC engine. When you are ready to perform the repair, please consider buying the timing belt kit. It includes a new water-pump and belt tensioner. If you have any other questions, feel free to write back. Please let me know how the repair goes, good luck.

Mar 16, 2014 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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My timing belt broke on my 2002 dodge neon. did it bend the valves

This is not an interference engine and braking timing belt will not bend valves.

May 03, 2011 | 2002 Dodge Neon

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Timing belt broke . installed new one ,now auto back fire's. won't start

Did you get it timed correctly? You don't just replace them like a fan belt, there is a procedure and marks that you line up. Your engine may be a non-interference or interference which means that if your timing belt breaks your pistons may hit your valves and cause major engine damage. Non-interference means that when the belt breaks it won't interfere and cause damage. Interference means that it will. I don't know what engine you have in your car but if you call a dealer and tell them what engine you have in your car they should be able to tell you if it is a non-interference or interference engine.

May 02, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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How can I tell if I have an interference engine?

Both the engines (4 and 6 cylinder) used in this year Camry ARE NOT interference design engines.

Jan 07, 2011 | 1998 Toyota Camry

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My timing belt broke and the mechanic i gave it to says its an interferance fit but i keep haveing ppl tell me the 97 3.5l isn't but the 98 and up are so is mine a interference fit or not?

Not that it matters now since it is so late but for other viewers, no, it is NOT an interference engine. The 3.5l built from 1993 - 1997 are non-interference engines. It wasn't until 1998 that the engines could be damaged by a broken timing belt.

Oct 14, 2009 | 1997 Chrysler LHS

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4e fe engine is it an interference engine?

interference engine?Have no idea what you are asking?Interceptor?

Oct 11, 2008 | 1991 Toyota Corolla

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1989 Dodge Raider 3.0 L V6 EFI

Replace the belt and take a compression test, unless you want to pull the valve covers and ck for bent valves. The dealer may be able to tell you more . At this point it makes no difference. If it's O interference you lucked out. If not, you hsve to fix it anyway. If it's a belt it more than likely o interference. Belt breakage is anticipated in design.

Aug 14, 2008 | 1989 Dodge Raider

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