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1997 Toyota Corolla Question: Should I replace the cam seals and crank seals when I replace the timing belt?

 

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poncho b, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Carrboro, NC, December 30, 2011, 05:36
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One mechanic told me not to if they r not leaking and if I did they would start to leak.

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    December 30, 2011, 11:38
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    How many miles on car? If you have over 100,000 yes you should replace them. I wouldn't listen to that mechanic anymore. If the seals are removed and replaced properly it should be good as new.

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    poncho b, December 30, 2011, 14:27
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    Thanks! These mechanics are a Tripp.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 30, 2011, 13:12
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    If you plan on keeping the car I would replace the timing belt, seals, tensioners and water pump. Oil pump seal on those also leak with time and is easy to replace when changing the t/belt.

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    poncho b, December 30, 2011, 14:30
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    Thanks I will do that don't know why he would say that. The car has 182,000

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