when to replace timing chain on 2010 corolla?

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  • 4 months ago

    Do that along with a complete engine rebuild, if you ever need it. Otherwise, leave the timing chain alone. It is not a maintenance item. Corollas have been using a timing chain since 1998.

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  • 4 months ago

    Never unless you have an unusual situation.

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  • 4 months ago

    When you hear noise from front of engine. Usually 100-150k. A lot of times, the noise is simply the tensioner. See if you can lift more that 1/2 link off the top sprocket..If you can, it's worn. If you can't but still noise; new tensioner.

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  • 4 months ago

    When it wears out and makes noise. If you've been changing oil every 3,000 miles or every 5,000 mile if using synthetic oil the timing chain might last the life of the vehicle.

    Make sure you go to the dealer and have the ATF changed every 60,000 miles. The CVT transmissions are prone to failure and when you have records of having your transmission serviced at the dealer there's a better chance you get a customer goodwill warranty to replace it.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • 4 months ago

    My 2007 Corolla left me with 179,000 miles on new motor mounts with the original timing chain humming like day one.

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  • 4 months ago

    What type of engine does the car have? Interference or non-interference?

    My source shows Toyota engines that year were 1.8L or 2.4L. Both are interference type. That means if your belt or chain lets go, major engine damage will occur. So you need to replace it at manufacturer-recommended intervals. It's somewhere between 60k and 100k.

    My 1979 Rabbit had a non-interference engine. Timing chain went one night, car stopped stone dead. Replaced the chain, car ran like a champ.

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    • The Devil
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Corolla engines are non interference. VW Rabbits and Toyota Corolla engines are very different from each other.

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    When the engine is overhauled and rebuilt. As it torn apart completely, might as well change the timing chain. It can't hurt and is not that pricey an item. So, 100,000 (is about 10 years of driving and when engine overhauls happen on many engines, so Toyota is just another engine...and you get another 10 years out of it. The guy doing the engine rebuild will probably suggest changing the chain for a new one. Everything that moves wears out, so why not.?

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Timing belts get replaced as a maintenance item in the manual, but timing chains are supposed to last the life of the engine. The 2010 Corolla gasoline engine indeed has a timing chain. Timing chains are not a standard serviceable item. Timing chains, like any item, can break. A broken timing chain in a noninterference engine will not cause engine damage, but the vehicle will still immediately shut off and not run. A timing chain break in an interference engine will cause the vehicle to shut off and also damage the pistons and valves, leading to expensive engine repairs. It is likely that the 2010 Corolla is an interference engine, but their timing chains are reliable. They tend to get replaced only if broken or possibly in a major engine overhaul.

    8 styles in 2010 corolla

    1.8L in all but XRS

    2.4L XRS

    3 Manual, 5 Automatic

    no letters Base, LE, S, XLS, XRS

    1.8L Diesel Interference

    • 1.8L DOHC Gasoline Interference

    1.8L 7AFE, 4AFE, 4AF – Non Interference

    Timing chains are supposed to be for the life of the vehicle.

    150,000 to 200,000 miles, unless there is a problem.

    • The Devil
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      The 2010 Corolla engine is 1.8L and NON- interference.

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  • 4 months ago

    wouldnt know, i would never drive a piece of **** like that

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  • Jay
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    when its the right time

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