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AFAIK, newer corollas don't have a timing belt. They come with a timing chain which, as per my knowledge, does not require replacement.
Mine is model 2009. I bought new. My understanding is that it has timing belt. How long will the timing belt last?
VVti engines have a timing chain rather than a timing belt. The chain lasts for a long time however life of an engine is dependant on the driving habit and the maintenance routine.
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which model corolla re u talking about. i had the same concern and once during repairs did ask the mechanic to put a new belt in the car. my car is 2005 jdm corolla ,he showed me it was a chain and said it doesnt need changing until seldom it breaks etc. normally its said thats its life is 100000 kms, but i suspect the originality of the belts hence i changed it at 30 40000 km in my other car to ensure being safe.
2009 must have a timing chain ,dont worry.they are reliable, seems u got a car in this series the first time, do take a look at this chain if for any other repairs you needed to get to open the head of the engine. or even if it happened take a look of chain of other cars etc in garage etc. in the last i would say dont worry,it has no belt and the chain lasts v long.
Ok thanks but what about the rubber belt which drives the alternator and water pump, etc. It is visible from outside and looks to be in good condition even after 100,000 KM. When does it need to be changed?
And by the way what is the cost of replacing this belt?
I changed my corollas belt for about 4.5-5k from toyota islamabad a few months ago.
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Once my car was making a shar shar noise as I used to accelerate, not sure if it's the same grinding noise u talking about. In my case the problem was in the '' tapits'', some were jammed. The mechanic was an expert and diagnosed the issue. Tapits are on the head of the engine with the timing chain. Get this checked. But 2009 corolla is a new car it shouldn't have this problem. In my opinion if it makes noise during the acceleration then it shall be the Tapits. Get it checked. And do give feedback.
(If tapets are ok) It could be timing chain tensioner only and not the timing chain itself. Mechanics usually change chain as well along with the tensioner which is unnecessary in most cases.
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I also have a 2009 corolla, 175k driven. It also makes this grinding noise on a cold start, but just for that breif moment when I turn the key, not after that. Other than that no other issue.
O yar 30000 or 40000 km bhai. Short karke likha tha lol. Those belt were not reliable hence changed them sooner.