Originally Posted by 99Taco's
Hi there. Sorry for the slow response but I work shifts away from town so i only found yesterday about my AC.
So it turned out to be a part within the idler pulley itself. My mechanic told me it would cost $15 so I think its just the bearing. The pulley itself is not being replaced. I guess its not so bad considering I'm facing hard decisions regarding my knock sensor.
I've been pulling the P0330 code off and on for a few months now, saved up to have it replaced, but recently found that my mechanic wants to change both knock sensors while he's in there! What i still want to know is, would I receive the same code if my engine were indeed knocking? I really am losing my mind over this one and i dont know what to do. All I know is that Im getting the P0330 code, and my timing is being retarded, AND every time I talk to Toyota about this is wasted time.
Thanks for listening
The dealership told me I couldn't replace just the bearing in the pulley, I could only replace the whole pulley. You're reasoning on the knock sensor sounds logical, but I don't know the answer for sure.