how do i check for bent valves? on a 2000 toyota camry solara 2.2L?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You take the value cover off and check each stem as the engine is turned over by hand for full movement.  Other wise you have to pull the head off and do a value job. I would check to see f the values move the full range before taking that step.

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  • 2 months ago

    Use a feeler gauge. Use a compression gauge. Bent valves will show no compression in their cylinder. Since that is a non-interference engine, a slipped cambelt is no risk for damaging the valves.

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  • 2 months ago

    You can pull the spark plugs out and do a leak down test on all the cylinders OR you can let us know if the timing belt broke or jumped more then 3 teeth and just do a valve job.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
    • The Devil
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      that's a non-interference engine. won't hurt the valves even if you lose the belt altogether

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  • arther
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    the noise its making tends to give it away

    • The Devil
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      yes, the starter will rotate 3 or 4 times faster with no compression in the engine

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  • 2 months ago

    A leak down compression test should tell you.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There will be a LOUD valve train noise when the engine is running.  Confirm with a vacuum gauge.  If vacuum gauge needle is fluttering, valves are likely bent. Remove the head and inspect.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    by using your eyeballs

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