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2010 Toyota Camry Base 4dr Sedan I4 Man (SE)

2010 Toyota Camry
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
22 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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April 7, 2009, 6:49 pm

Rob S

Question: when should timing belt be replaced in 1994 camry

I bought a 1994 Camry w/205000 miles. Owner said timing belt never replaced. Is it possible for car to last that long w/o replacing it? When should it be replaced? Water pump at same time? Cost estimate to do both things?

April 13, 2009, 9:18 pm


I own a 1994 Camry V6 XLE with 341,000 miles on it! I changed the timing belt and water pump at the 280,000 mile mark. So yes it will go further than you think. But the $750 cost to do the job was better than replacing an engine. Interesting to note that the surpintine belt broke during a rain storm and I had to drive 60 miles to get to a service center to fix it. Again no overheating or loss of electrical power during that trip. Simply the best car I have ever owned. Please note that I have never had to replace the alternator, starter, or recharge the A/C. Only Tires, Break pads, Radiator and Transmission have been replaced. Engine has had one tune up at 300,000 mile and still passes Texas inspection. 27 miles per gallon is best I can get. If you can find one that is in good condition drive it then buy it, you won't be unhappy.

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January 13, 2010, 9:59 pm

Grzegorz D

You must replace the belt immediately! Period between replacing timing belt is 90000 miles but if you often pull trailer you have to replace timing belt every 60000 miles.
I hope you didn't get major engine work due to lack of timing belt replacement yet.

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December 23, 2010, 4:35 pm

Joy M

You need to replace it !

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November 6, 2022, 8:42 pm


Non interference motor . If breaks wont do damage. Preventive maintenece every 90 to 105k is recomened.

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