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Hello I just brought a 2001 RAV4 and it sounds like the timing chain has snapped? Is this Likley or could it be something else? Any help would greatly appreciated
 

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It is not likely the timing chain. It is made of metal unlike the rubber timing belts. Check the battery with a volt meter if it has 12 volts. Does the radio or head lights come on. Maybe the battery is dead.
 

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So i pulled off the Rocker cover and it's stapped the front cam gear and the motor is sludged up!!! Would you suggest to try and fix it or should i replace it? Has anyone got suggestions to to properly clean out the sludge? Also what should i replace?
 

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I can only imagine what the bottom of the oil pan looks like. You will spend a lot of time and money correcting this. Any recourse with the seller?
 
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