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How to replace timing chain tensioner on a 2003 corolla

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SOURCE: when should you replace the timing chain?

if you have a timing chain and not a belt for the most part it the life of the engine itself if the engine does not jump time you be find and check out autozone.com to see if they have you car listed and you can also go to your local library for pictures and diagram and information on your car and this is something i do myself on my cars just so i know how they work.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Does the 2003 Toyota Corolla Z1 motor have a timing belt or chain

I don't believe it has a belt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The one I have 2003 Toyota Corolla has timing chain.
And I think all 2003 Toyota Corolla have timing chains.
So don't let them ( workshops) lie to you.
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Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Does Year2000 Corolla has a timing chain?

u have a timing chain, there is no set interval to replace the chain, that only applies to timing belt equipped cars.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: The serpentine belt tensioner on my 2003 Corolla

Not sure if you mean the pulley is seized or the tensioning system is seized.
If you are trying to take the belt off and can not as it appears the tensioning system is seized, place a long handle wrench on the adjust nut that is formed in the tensioner, then double wrench another long handle wrench on the end of it.
Instead of trying to pull the tensioner to release the belt, place solid steady pressure on the wrench and wait for it to slowly collapse. It is a fluid filled shock that holds it in place and requires constant firm pressure to release; it will not just bend out of the way by pulling on a wrench like normal tensioners.

I have never seen on seize before, and the design of it makes it very difficult for this to happen, I have seen this complaint before though and it was just the design of the system that makes it appear stuck.

If it is in fact stuck, removal is best left to a shop, as it is very advantageous to have a lift so you can work underneath the vehicle safely; it is a very tight fit removing these tensioners.
If you do need the tensioner and you decide to do it yoruself, (only two bolts holding it on), besure to manually pump the tensioner 3 full sweeps before installing the belt, or the hydraulic unit may fail prematurely.

If you have any questions please ask before rating me so I can help you further and earn a good rating. I am always happy to elaborate.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: where is water pump and drive belt located on

Water Pump Removal & Installation To Remove:
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the right lower splash shield.
  4. Remove the drive belt toy_car_18_eng_wtr_pmp_blts.gif

  5. Remove the 6 water pump mounting bolts. Remove the water pump and O-ring (except XRS). toy_car_18_eng_wtr_pmp_set_blts_sst.gif

  6. Using special tool 09960-10010 or equivalent, remove the water pump pulley bolts and pulley (XRS).
  7. Remove the 6 water pump mounting bolts. Remove the water pump and O-ring (XRS).
To Install:
  1. Install a new O-ring on the timing chain cover. toy_car_18_eng_wtr_pmp_blt_torque.gif

    Note: Bolt lengths are indicated in the illustration bolt (1) 1.18 inches (30mm) bolt (2) 1.38 inches (35 mm)
  2. Install the water pump (except XRS).
    1. Tighten the mounting bolts (1) to 80 inch-lbs (9 Nm).
    2. Tighten the mounting bolts (2) 8 ft-lbs (11 Nm).
  3. Install the water pump (XRS).
    1. Tighten the mounting bolts 80 in lbs (9 Nm).
    2. Install the water pump pulley using special tool 09960-10010 or equivalent. Tighten the mounting bolts 11 ft lbs (15 Nm).
  4. Install the right lower splash shield.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Check for leaks.
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Crankshaft pulley and hub
    • Drive belt tensioner gm_truck_s10_tcbolts.gif

    • Timing chain cover bolts gm_truck_s10_tc.gif

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  6. Tighten the timing chain tensioner bolts.
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