It will have a chain. Then again, as long as no seriously costly maintenance issues have arisen by then, and I don't expect any, there really is no reason not to keep it long term. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the relay. It was much easier the second time to get down to the gear. The weird compression you feel is the camshaft lobes compressing the valve springs as the valves are pushed open. All the functions listed below must be checked in the remote contro.
Only took me about 45 minutes. Good Luck and hope this helps, Others will have different ideas. Yes, the exhaust valves hit the pistons as soon as the camshaft timing falls behind while the crankshaft engine is still spinning. Anyways, very rarely, when below 35 degrees F or so, during the night, somehow the relay would activate with the car turned off and turn my headlights on. Would probably be easier on an automatic as the clutch sticks out further than just a flexplate would.
When you open it up again check the chain to make sure the markings are where they should be before removing anything. The chain will stretch out over time and can 'jump' timing. That would be eight years, and by then, I don't expect this car to have more than 72,000 miles on it. No smoke just eats it. Check timing belt teeth for cracks or damage. I have the same issue on my '06 and am well out of the factory warranty.
Hint : two advance side paths are provided in the groove of the camshaft. If wear or cracks on flat side of belt face are found, check for nicks on idler pulleys. So here I am still paying on a car that doesn't run and is only 7 years old. It is an interference engine. Found a solution by using black electrical tape on the vulnerable areas before the new gaskets wore out. It is a complex job but if you get a good manual it describes both the correct … intervals and the procedure to change it. They would not go back to a belt.
That would really show if you have issues. Any more or less, needs to be reset. Most chains go up to 100000 miles or more, but not always. Most new corolla's have chains. Ash on plugs pretty heavy after replacing with Denso Iridium plugs maybe 10k ago. Timing chains typically also have a tensioner, so if you replace it, dont forget this item.
As he gets near graduation he is home infrequently and I can't check it out. Curios if the aftermarket parts are that bad. If these are the same, the differences could be very minor and ease your concerns on purchasing a first year model change. I don't want a timing belt - that's what I liked about the 2004 - no belt! If wear or damage to only one side of belt is found, check belt guide and alignment of each pulley and sprocket. With idler pulley bolt still loose, measure timing belt deflection at midway point of belt longest run.
Hint : if the plunger does not spring out, press the slipper into the chain tensioner with a screwdriver so that the hook is released from the knock pin and the plunger springs out. Car is an oil sow but does not leak. Caution : be sure to perform this check by hand, instead of air pressure. I have spoke to many mechanics, including Toyota's mechanic, to see if this issue should have been seen in regular routine service calls. They would not go back to a belt. Jun 29, 2010 I am familiar with that vehicle but generally with timing chain replacement, the engine needs full access for pulley and cover removal and in some cases the cylinder head requires removal.
I also just called Bobby Rahal Toyota and they told me it has a non-serviceable chain for the timing belt. Once the brand-name part comes in, I'll surely update you on how it goes. If you don't know what you are doing, take it to an expert. My mechanic pulled the valve cover, timing cover, and all the other junk that was in the way out, and come to find out the only thing wrong was the timing chain tensioner. I happen to have one of these that needs rings or a motor currently I've had it done to a half dozen motors. Generally timing chains last so that they only need replacement at engine overhaul and it is not an economic proposition to have to replace a chain unless some relative degree of engine work is also required at that time.
Here are the issues: 1. It will have a chain. I assumed every other rotation. Toyota dropped the ball not notifying owners about those important changes. Improved material in the 05 but still no cigar. I would have traded to an '09 Corolla this year had it not been for the cartridge-type oil filter issue. The timing chain in engines these days last as long as the engine will, there is a timing chain tensioner to ensure there is no slack.