timing belt or chain? on 2004 Toyota Corolla

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?

by in Calimesa, CA on April 15, 2009
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ANSWER by on April 15, 2009
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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ANSWER by on December 26, 2009
2003-2008 Corollas have timing chains which don't require replacement. You're good to go.
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COMMENT by on October 17, 2012
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
ANSWER by on October 27, 2012
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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