Should I have the tensioner tightened up or have the whole timing belt replaced.
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2003 Toyota Corolla Question: Dealership said the timing belt tensioner is leaking.
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4056 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG November 12, 2013, 19:44Master
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 #2pushrod November 12, 2013, 19:46Master
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!
Replycasarova, November 12, 2013, 21:31Enthusiast
I agree with Pushrod.
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (12947 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper November 13, 2013, 06:13Master
replace the whole assm to save time and money in the long run