I have a 1996 Toyota Camry that has been making a weird noise at about 200 rpms (almost as if a piece of plastic is smacking against something inside the engine) so I took it in to a shop that specializes in imports. They advised me that it appears to be a timing belt issue and recommended I get a timing belt package done for $700. I don't have the extra money right now to put into this car but also don't want to risk blowing the engine.
I have been told that the 1996 Toyota Camry's have a non-interference engine but when I asked the guy at the shop about it he said that it is an interference engine
. Is he lying hoping to get the repair job or was I misinformed previously?
Thanks for the help!!!