2004 Toyota Camry Solara Consumer Review: Timing chain sprocket
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2004 Toyota Camry Solara - Consumer Review

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SE Coupe (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Timing chain sprocket
By Bob on

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2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

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Great comfort, ride, fuel economy, eye catching styling. At 40,000 miles I took it to the dealer for an engine noise. There was no check engine light on.They changed the belt tensioner. The moment I drove away the same noise was still there. The next week they found the timing chain sprocket's teeth were worn. They changed it. Two weeks later the engine quit on me. The timing chain came off, bent the valves and dented the a piston and damaged the cam. They rebuilt all changed all these with the timing chain sprocket being the culprit again. They couldn't tell me why the sprocket teeth keep stripping and if it will happen again.This is the 2.4l 4cyl engine.

Favorite Features

Interior design, drop dead good looks, indoor temp gauge, compass in mirror, huge trunk.

Suggested Improvements

Access to the rear seat is troublesome. Doors are huge and require a lot of space to open
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