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2001 4WD RAV4 - timing belt OR timing chain?
this is my first posting and I just discovered this site, so I'm sorry if similar topics still exist.
I'm thinking of buying a 2001 RAV4 (4WD, 4 cil, 176xxx km) and today I have done a prepurchase inspection at a Toyota dealer. They told me (but the lady was not very convincing) the model has a timing chain and not a timing belt.
I did not expect this fact and since I'm not good in mechanics, I did not check for myself; I know the question may sound pretty stupid, but - does anybody know more on that?
For me it is an important matter, because the chain is more reliable than the rubber belt.
Does anybody have a link or a pdf document with the brochure for the 2001 RAV4? (email@example.com)