Engine Toyota 4ZZ-FE

The 1.4-liter Toyota 4ZZ-FE engine was assembled from 1999 to 2009 at the concern’s Japanese enterprise and installed on the most popular front-wheel drive models from Auris and Corolla. This power unit had a variable valve timing system at the VVT-i inlet.

The ZZ family includes engines: 1ZZ‑FE, 1ZZ‑FED, 2ZZ‑GE, 3ZZ‑FE, 4ZZ-FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Auris 1 (E150) in 2006 – 2008;
  • Toyota Corolla 8 (E110) in 1999 – 2002; Corolla 9 (E120) in 2000 – 2007; Corolla 10 (E150) in 2006 – 2009.


Production years 1999-2009
Displacement, cc 1398
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 95
Torque output, Nm 130
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 71.3
Compression ratio 10.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Corolla 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 125

Disadvantages of the 4ZZ-FE engine

  1. Oil burnout. A characteristic feature of motors manufactured before 2002. The main reason lies in the oil scraper rings. It is better to replace them with analogs released after 2005, and there will be no problem. Decarbonization is not applicable in this case.
  2. A dull sound in the motor. Most likely, the timing chain was stretched, which is not uncommon after 150 thousand kilometers. We need to replace it. The chain tensioner drive itself may also fail. Valves do not knock.
  3. Floating turnovers. The problem can be eliminated by flushing the throttle delay module as well as the idle valve.
  4. Body vibration. The rear engine mount can cause this. Although the motor might just vibrate by itself.

Engine Toyota 4ZZ-FE under the hoodThe disadvantage of units of this series is their extreme fear of overheating. Because of this, the cylinder block can move. As a result, it will need to be replaced. Boring in this case is not welcomed and is not approved by the official manufacturer. In general, the engine resource is also not very long – only 200 thousand km. However, in most cases, copies released not earlier than 2005 are completely serviceable and problem-free in operation.

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