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2004 Toyota Corolla Question: timing belt or chain?

 

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calimesajim, Calimesa, CA, April 15, 2009, 12:04
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does my corolla have timing belt or chain? if a belt,
does it need replacement at 60,000 miles as i'm
being told? at what price?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 15, 2009, 12:50
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    The 2004 Toyota Corolla with the 1.8L 4 Cylinder has a timing chain, not a timing belt. The chain is not a maintenance item and only needs replacement if there is a problem with it. Check with the RepairPrice Estimator for a price on the timing chain: http://repairpal.com/estimator

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    December 26, 2009, 10:17
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    2003-2008 Corollas have timing chains which don't require replacement. You're good to go.

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    Joewino, October 17, 2012, 16:28
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    To clearly answer this for those that may come across it in the future. Corolla has a timing chain. I believe you are asking about the serpentine belt. Just check it for cracking and ware. I have over 100K on mine and it still going. However it is likely good preventative maintenance to replace it at 75K

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    October 27, 2012, 11:52
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    To clearly answer this for those that may come across it in the future. Corolla has a timing chain. I believe you are asking about the serpentine belt. Just check it for cracking and ware. I have over 100K on mine and it still going. However it is likely good preventative maintenance to replace it at 75K

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