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Experience:  Licensed Master/Hybrid Technician at Mendes Motors
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My 2005 toyota camary with four cylinder engine with vvti

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my 2005 toyota camary with four cylinder engine with vvti whines and shakesduring idle the shaking goes away when you acclerate but the whining remains . I have taken th serpentine belt off to eleminate all engine driven acessories but the noise still remains could the intake camshaft sproket/actuator be the problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Pedro Goncalves replied 1 year ago.
Hi,Can you please confirm that you don't have any intake leaks?Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The engine does not have any intake leaks.
Expert:  Pedro Goncalves replied 1 year ago.
The odds of it being the actual vvti are very slim. The chain also operates the oil pump. Can you gain access to the chain and check the condition of the chain?