Does A Toyota Corolla Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Overview

Toyota Corolla, long known for their dependability, have been equipped with both timing belts and timing chains over the years.

All Toyota Corollas pre-1998 were equipped with timing belts and non-interference engines while Corolla models from 1998 to 2021 have timing chains and interference engines.

Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
1998 - 2021 all engines timing chain interference
1983 - 1997 all engines timing belt non-interference

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Toyota Corolla model year. Check the belt or chain for other makes and models here.

Timing Belt Basics

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2021 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 121 hp Hybrid timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime
M20A-FKS 2.0L 169 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2020 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2020 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 121 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime
M20A-FKS 2.0L 169 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2019 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2019 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2018 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2017 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2017 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2016 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2016 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2015 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2015 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2014 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2014 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2013 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2012 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2012 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2011 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2011 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2010 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2010 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2AZ-FE 2.4L 158 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2009 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2009 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2AZ-FE 2.4L 158 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2008 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2008 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2007 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2007 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2006 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2006 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZZ-GE 1.8L 170 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2005 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2005 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2ZZ-GE 1.8L 170 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2004 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2004 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2003 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2003 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2002 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2002 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2001 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2001 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 125 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2000 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2000 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 125 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

1999 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 1999 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

1999 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 120 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

1998 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 1998 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain. See the data outlined in the table below.

1998 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 120 hp
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

1997 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1997 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1996 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1996 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1995 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1995 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1994 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1994 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1993 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1993 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1992 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1992 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1991 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1991 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1991 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 135 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1990 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1990 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1990 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 135 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1989 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1989 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1989 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 115 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1988 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1988 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1988 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 115 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-LC 1.6L SOHC 75 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1987 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1987 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1987 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 112 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1986 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1986 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1986 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 112 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1985 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1985 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1985 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 112 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
1C 1.8L Diesel 58 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1984 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1984 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1984 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1C 1.8L Diesel 58 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hp timing belt non-interference 60,000

1983 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1983 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1983 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hp
Belt Or Chain timing belt
Interference or Non-interference non-interference
Replacement Interval 60,000

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