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  1. Fan Bearing Idler Bracket

    4Runner 2nd Generation (1990-1995)
    I have used this site in the past several hundred times just to get info from basic to expert advice and it has been great. I hope what I am trying to describe below someone will be able to give me some great advice. My daughter has a 1995 4 Runner 4 X 2 with a 3.0 engine. She said when she...
  2. 2002 Camry V6 Low knocking/tapping sound in valve cover.

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    For a little while my camry was having some problems with slightly lower power and an oil leak, so I opened up the valve covers on the front and rear to replace the gasket, and saw that the interior was absolutely caked in sludge. After about an hour cleaning I was happy with the reduced sludge...
  3. Serpentine Belt Tensioner bolt broke

    RAV4 2nd Generation (2001-2005)
    Hi Everyone, A bolt of the tensionser of my Rav4 2005 broke, I was able to get the other piece out. My question is that I wasn't able to find the bolt at the Autoparts stores. I was able to get a similar bolt from ACE hardware. but too confident about installing that bolt My questions are: When...
  4. Tensioner spacing issue.

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Hello Folks, I've had some issues with my tensioner and I need some of ya'll's wisdom. The 17mm bolt had broke off in the block, and I had a friend pull the timing chain cover to get the stud out. (I thought he was a better back yard mechanic than I.) He ran into a spacing issue where the...
  5. previa tensioner and timing chain retainers

    Previa Forum
    HI all I got a a few questions since my dad is working on his previa, I wanted to know if there is a way make a timing chian retainer/retaining tool or buy one locally since autozone does not have them. I also got a question about where the tensioner, if its bending forward or back and the...
  6. Leaky Engine?

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    I've got a 2002 Corolla with a 4cyl 1zzfe engine Two years ago I overhauled the engine to cure my disappearing oil problem. The car runs great and no more disappearing oil. But now I have a leak that I can't locate or identify. At first I thought it was a bad radiator hoses and clamps. I...
  7. tensioner pulley help plzz reply fast

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    I bought a new pulley for my tensioner, but I guess the bolt holding it in is a torx for 2006 and later. I am curious how people have gotten it out. (and just to verify, I am turning the wrench toward the windshield, am I just stupid and turning the wrong way????? - its so tight that I cant tell)
  8. timing chain tensioner oil leak?

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    Got an oil change yesterday and the dealer noticed a small oil leak from the timing cover on my '10 Corolla w/ 71k. Of course they could reseal it for $450. After further investigation, it looks like it is actually coming from the timing chain tensioner. I have seen on the 9th gen this is a...
  9. New timing belt... and an odd noise

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I recently had the whole belt / water pump / oil reseal done to my girls' 2001 4 cylinder Camry at ~112k. Slowly over the last week or so since this was done, we've begun to notice a strange noise we hadn't heard before. Under acceleration, there is a slight - but noticeable - growl that does...
  10. 2004 Solara Tensioner

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hey Guys, I am new here, but hopefully you all can help me out. Let me start with what I have, this is a 2004 Solara 4 cylinder. I had my Alternator go on me, so I was in the process of dismanteling the part. In doing so I was taking the belt off. Now when doing this I happened to brake the...
  11. 09 Corolla LE 1.8 2ZR-FE Timing chain tensioner

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    Hi all, When removing the timing chain tensioner from the vehicle which position it should be in (retracted or out)? Thx
  12. 1zzfe chain tensioner

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    I've got a 2002 Corolla with a 1.8 liter 1zzfe engine. It had the disappearing oil problem. I changed the rings and drilled some extra oil drain holes, 4 per piston, in the 3rd ring groove. The rings were seized and the factory drain holes where blocked by varnish. I messed up the timing...
  13. Which belt tensioner?

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Hello everyone, I am new in this forum and I would like to have your advise on which of these 5 belt tensioners to choose: 1- Duralast - Autozone $123.04 (tax included)...
  14. Tensioner Noise

    Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    We have a 1997 Toyota Corolla that we are trying to diagnose. There is a rattling/banging noise coming from the tensioner that holds the belt. It rattles and vibrates back and forth with a very loud noise. Is this going to be hard to fix? Can we do this repair ourselves? Is this a timing...
  15. 2005 Avalon Idler & Tensioner Pulley Repaired w/Generic Parts; Belt Routing

    Avalon 3rd Generation (2005-2012)
    This post is the end result of a bunch of running around to repair the two idler pulleys and tensioner pulley on my 2005 Avalon XL. There was a squeak in the belt area when the car was in gear. It was more prevalent when the AC was on too. I had the car in for the brake recall (4th or 5th recall...
  16. 2005 Corolla to replace drive belt tensioner

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    I went to the local dealer for maintenance of my 2005 Corolla. It's about 63000 miles, and I only asked for oil change. Later the dealer called me to recommend a replacement of the drive belt tensioner (part number 16620-0w093, part price $187, and 2hr labor for $200), plus a related item maybe...