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Old 08-15-2012, 11:47 AM
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Default Timing Belt on a Corolla

I bought a 95 corolla to commute to work in at the beginning of the summer, it runs and drives tight but it is due for a timing belt change. It is a DX model if it makes a difference. It made a huge difference in our monthly fuel bill... and should pay for itself in 14 months in fuel savings alone.

I am going to do it myself, but I was wondering if you have any tips and or suggestions of anything else that should be done while I am in there.

The radiator is shot in this thing due to someone neglecting the system for too long and bashing up a bunch of cooling fins when messing with the alternator, so I am going to replace the radiator, hoses, thermostat and waterpump while I have it apart.

Haven't done this before on any car so any tips would be great, I am trying to gather all my parts this week.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:43 PM
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Try to find the FSM online - I bet it's out there. Generally it's a good idea to change out the water pump, and check the idler/tensioner pulley(s) for wear.
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If the car has a ton of miles, consider replacing the oil pump o-ring (if the oil pump lives under the timing belt as some do). I did a few DOHC Camry timing belts and they were actually pretty easy - but if you leave some crusty old seals in there, you will be bummed when you finish your timing belt and still have oil leaks. Replace any and all seals and o-rings while you're in there. I would look to RockAuto for AISIN brand parts - you could easily beat dealer prices and get OEM-quality stuff, all in a handy kit.
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Finally got one eh? Nicely done. We are just now selling ours. Timing belt is pretty easy. Replace the water pump and serpentine while you are at it.

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water pump, thermostat (with w/p), coolant, oil, timing belt componet kit (not always nessicary, but good idea), serp belt is also a good idea since its off..

you can resuse all of the above, but i dont reccomend it, because its off the car and torn apart already.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:07 PM
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Any chance to know when the idler bearing should be replaced besides obvious play?
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when you do the timing belt
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Yeah, I ordered one, just didn't know what I was really looking for on one of these
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