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
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , 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
ANSWER by , December 26, 2009
2003-2008 Corollas have timing chains which don't require replacement. You're good to go.
COMMENT by , 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 , 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