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Servicing 2001 Corolla

I wish to change the cam belt on my Corolla.
Would be grateful for some technical advice?

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  • tankeng Aug 26, 2008

    I have been involved with most car engines manufactured in my country South Africa for the past 40 years and and very familiar with the method of driving cam shafts.
    For at least the past 30 years most smaller fcars are fited with timing belts, definately not chains!
    What era do you come from?
    Refer European Ford, GM, VW, Audi, MB, BMW etc. All use cam belts.


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1998-2008 Corolla has a timing chain. So, your 2001 Corolla does not require a timing belt change, since it does not have one. There is no prescribed replacement interval for a timing chain. your chain will run over 200000 miles or longer.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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    paul erickson Aug 26, 2008

    hello sir
    could you tell my why you rated my response inappropriate.
    im sure my advice was accurate and i have done timming chains on these cars with almost 300k on them.
    thank let me know if i read your question wrong.

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    paul erickson Aug 27, 2008

    have you called your auto parts supplier and check to see if you can get a belt. or better yet call toyota.


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