Does A Toyota Sienna Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Toyota Sienna Belt Or Chain

Originally marketed as the “Camry of minivans”, the Sienna has long provided an excellent family van at an economical price to American families.

All Toyota Siennas from the 2007 model year to present are equipped with timing chains and interference engines while all Siennas prior to 2007 have timing belts that will require replacement and non-interference engines.

For example, the 2021 Toyota Sienna A25A-FXS 2.5L 4-Cyl Hybrid, 186 (gas only) hp / 243 (combined) hp option has a timing chain while the 2006 Toyota Sienna 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp option has a timing belt.

Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2007 - 2021 all engines timing chain interference
1998 - 2006 all engines timing belt non-interference
Toyota Sienna
Toyota Sienna

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Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2021 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option A25A-FXS 2.5L 4-Cyl Hybrid, 186 (gas only) hp / 243 (combined) hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2020 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2020 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6 296 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2019 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2019 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6 296 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2018 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2018 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6 296 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2017 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2017 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6 296 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2016 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2016 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2015 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2015 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2014 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2014 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2013 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2013 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2012 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2012 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp timing chain interference lifetime
1AR-FE 2.7L 4-Cyl 187 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2011 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2011 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp timing chain interference lifetime
1AR-FE 2.7L 4-Cyl 187 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2010 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2010 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2009 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2009 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2008 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2008 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2007 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2007 Toyota Sienna had timing chains and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 266 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2006 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2006 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2005 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2005 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2004 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2004 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2003 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2003 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2002 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2002 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2001 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2001 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

2000 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2000 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

1999 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 1999 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1999 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

1998 Toyota Sienna - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 1998 Toyota Sienna had timing belts and non-interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1998 Toyota Sienna Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1MZ-FE 3.3L V6 230 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 90k miles

Other Toyota Sienna Specifications

Belt Or Chain Models