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Old 03-18-2004, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Timing Belt Change Interval for '97 Tercel 1.5L

Anyone know what the change interval is for the timing belt on a '97 Tercel 1.5L?

Ours has ~95k miles on the original unit. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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60-80 thousand miles. You are on borrowed time.
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Shit. I was afraid of that.
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If the belt does let go, will the engine's design permit valve-to-piston contact?

In other words, will it still only be a matter of swapping the belt or will there be serious damage done?
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Just took in a 96Escort at my shop, 76,000 miles, timing belt popped. $1600.00 repair since it bent the valves. That darn belt sure woulda saved them some cash....
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Yeah, it's getting done Monday. New brakes as well.
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5EFE is a non-interference engine.
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5EFE is a non-interference engine.
Does that mean you'd rather wait for a belt to pop than do normal maintenance? I hope you don't look at oil changes in the same light.
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Not at all, nor was it suggested to run it until poppage

Just clearing the air regarding valve destruction.

BTW, the '97 service intervals are "severe" service and the '98 intervals are "regular" use. I chose to replace my Timing belt at 150,000 km as per the '98 service schedule since it's the same engine and timming belt.

The belt was in fine shape when I changed it, but no need to go anyfurther..

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