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

 

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fred_smith25, Arlington, MA, November 12, 2013, 19:38
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Should I have the tensioner tightened up or have the whole timing belt replaced.

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    G. T. Service Center (4071 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG November 12, 2013, 19:44
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    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.

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    pushrod November 12, 2013, 19:46
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    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!

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    casarova, November 12, 2013, 21:31
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    I agree with Pushrod.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12984 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 13, 2013, 06:13
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    replace the whole assm to save time and money in the long run

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