2003 Toyota Corolla Q&A

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

Should I have the tensioner tightened up or have the whole timing belt replaced. -
Answer 1
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 2
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 1
I agree with Pushrod. -
Answer 3
replace the whole assm to save time and money in the long run -