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94 Camry head gasket

12-09-2011, 12:11 AM
Im changing the head gasket on this 94 camry (2.2L). Car has 217k on it. The timing belt still looks ok but does have a lkittle bit of oil on it. I should probably throw a new timing belt in there. If I do that should I also then change the idler/tensoiner pulleys and the water pump? If I do all that then i'll probably do the cam/crank seals.

So the question is, is it ok to just change the t-belt if everything else appears ok?


Brian R.
12-09-2011, 06:05 AM
Yes, it's ok, but you're taking a chance. There is a real possibility that the new belt will stress the water pump in a different way than the old one and you'll be changing the water pump real soon. It is best to change the idler pulleys and the water pump along with the belt. The seals are ok to leave alone if they're not leaking. Check the oil pump seal also.

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