Dealership said the timing belt tensioner is leaking. on 2003 Toyota Corolla

Should I have the tensioner tightened up or have the whole timing belt replaced.

by in Arlington, MA on November 12, 2013
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on November 12, 2013
The tensioner is hydraulic; Can not tighten, when it leaks, it needs to be replaced. As far as replacing the timing belt, if you have at 60,000 or more miles on it, probably good idea. It's always better to be safe then sorry.
ANSWER by on November 12, 2013
Think it has a chain. Have ALL timing componets replaced. Too much lobor involved to have to do it again later if another original part fails!
COMMENT by on November 12, 2013
I agree with Pushrod.
ANSWER by on November 13, 2013
replace the whole assm to save time and money in the long run

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