2000 Camry - Water Pump/Timing Belt

410

Asked by Jan 30, 2008 at 02:43 PM about the 2000 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 4cyl. Camry.
Driving on the interstate and it seems as though the water pump seized, breaking the timing belt.  I have heard some horror stories about the timing belt tearing up the engine when it goes.  I haven't begun to tear into it yet, but what are the chances I'll only have to change the belt and water pump?  Should I go ahead and start keeping an eye out for a used engine?  The mileage is around 145k, it's my girlfriends car & apparently both parts are still the original that came with the car.  I've never had to change a timing belt so I plan to get the Haynes, but is this something I'll be able to complete in a weekend?  Any info is appreciated! Just trying to get an idea of how deep I'm going to be in.

14 Answers

7,045

depends, I had one break a timing belt and the engine was fine, the other customer wasn't so lucky, I guess all you can do is take it apart and see. Best of luck.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
44,235

Yes, it all depends. Depending on your mechanical ability and assuming no further damage you should be able to do this job in a weekend -- maybe 8 hours tops if all goes well. Just make sure you follow the directions in the Haynes manual while you are setting the timing since the engine is now out of time (if the timing belt truly broke).

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
410

Ok, so is the 2000 4cyl engine an interference or non-interference engine? I was told that it was an interference engine, but when I was talking to my mechanic he insisted that it was a non-interference engine... I'm confused?

41 of 41 people found this helpful.
205

If the timing belt isn't entirely broken yet you shouldn't have to replace anything else. If the belt isn't broken at all you should still replace it. I replaced mine at about 90,000 miles. If the belts broken i would price out the damage because it might cost more than the value of the car to fix.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
330

This motor is an interference engine, meaning the valves extend into the travel path of the piston. Perform a compression check first to make sure all cylinders are sealing properly. If the compression is okay, get the pump, belt, and a timing belt component kit. This will save some possible problems in the future.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
30

If the timing belt broke then how are you going to check compression without replacing the belt or removing the valve cover and loosening all the valves since the cam is no longer moving

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
30

You'll have to manually rotate the camshaft to close the valves on every cylinder you do a compression check on.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
95

ive seen this many times,you just have to take a shot at it buy replaceing the parts and hopping it starts,i wouldnt worry about the motor,toyota tech for 10 years

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
190

The 4 cyl on at least the 1992-2001 Camrys is NON-interference.

19 of 19 people found this helpful.
70

mwksu, saw you gave a reply on a ques. about a toyota & you said you were a toyota tech for 10 years. do you know it the 2000 toyotal 4 cylinder camry engine is an interference or a non interference engine or not. pls. write if you can. thanks, joan beealive1@earthlink.net

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
20

If the timing belt broke or jumped the cam & crank is out of time & most likely wont have compression so it cant be checked by installing a compression gauge & cranking the engine over.. Have do do each cyld. with a leak down gauge. Piston TDC & all valves on that cyld. closed...R.B.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
3,265

I've never herd of a Toyota tearing up the engine because Not the 23 years I worked there

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
3,265

Don't forget the seals,tension,belts,ck hoses

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

If you have a 2.2L 4 cyl. engine it is a noninterference engine. I do lots of research on the cars I have so I can do all of my own work. I have a 98 Camry with either a water pump issue or a timing issue. Either way I did thorough research. If it is the engine listed above your heads and valves are good.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 70,993 nationwide Camry listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    13,280
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,560
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,033 Great Deals out of 61,575 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
891 Great Deals out of 65,254 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
791 Great Deals out of 76,969 listings starting at $888
Used Nissan Altima
1,067 Great Deals out of 74,067 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Avalon
261 Great Deals out of 16,431 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
849 Great Deals out of 59,058 listings starting at $1,690
Used Hyundai Sonata
684 Great Deals out of 47,324 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
438 Great Deals out of 24,763 listings starting at $2,299
Used Nissan Maxima
342 Great Deals out of 23,515 listings starting at $1,550
Used Honda CR-V
824 Great Deals out of 53,788 listings starting at $1,007
Used Toyota 4Runner
251 Great Deals out of 21,415 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,205 Great Deals out of 77,230 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Prius
319 Great Deals out of 18,732 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
555 Great Deals out of 41,723 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 12,700 listings starting at $21,464
2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 22,896 listings starting at $12,113
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 6,024 listings starting at $9,995
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 5,009 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
278 Great Deals out of 8,000 listings starting at $6,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.