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Sight clicking noise. The engine. Was test driving it two…

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Sight clicking noise

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

The engine. Was test driving it two different camry. Both has same noise. Just trying to see what it is

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Camry?

2008

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing

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Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 months ago
Eric
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HI,

There is a service bulletin out for this. The noise is from the variable valve timing gears and actuators, and cams. The bulletin calls for replacing the camshafts, vvt gears and actuators, and all associated gaskets removed in the process. The cost of this repair is around $1900 parts and labor.

This is an extremely common issue on the 2007-2009 Camrys, so you will likely hear it in most unless they have been repaired

If not repaired, at some point the timing chain will jump and wreck the top half of the engine.

My professional advice is not to purchase any 2007-2009 Camry with or without the noise unless they can produce service records showing the repair with updated parts has been done.

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