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Toyota Corolla: Timing Belt Or Timing Chain? (1983 - 2024)

Researched By AutoPadre Research Team


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 2024 have timing chains and interference engines.

Scroll down to see detailed timing belt data for your particular model year of the Toyota Corolla.

Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-Interference
1998 – 2024All EnginesTiming ChainInterference
1983 - 1997All EnginesTiming BeltNon-Interference

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.

Check out the Belt Or Chain specifications for other makes and models.

2024 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2024 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2024 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8L HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2023 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2023 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2023 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2022 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2022 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2022 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.8L HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
Everett WA. USA 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Vehicle at Howarth Park
Everett WA. USA 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Vehicle at Howarth Park

2021 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2021 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2021 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
M20A-FKS 2.0L 169 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 121 hp HybridTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2020 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2020 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2020 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
M20A-FKS 2.0L 169 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 121 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2019 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2019 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2019 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2018 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2018 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2018 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2017 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2017 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2017 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2016 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2016 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2016 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2015 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2015 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2015 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2014 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2014 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2014 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FAE 1.8L 140 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2013 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2013 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2013 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2012 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2012 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2012 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2011 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2011 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2011 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2010 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2010 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2010 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2AZ-FE 2.4L 158 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2009 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2009 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2009 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZR-FXE 1.8L 132 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2AZ-FE 2.4L 158 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2008 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2008 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2008 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2007 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2007 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2007 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2006 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2006 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2006 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZZ-GE 1.8L 170 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2005 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2005 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2005 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2ZZ-GE 1.8L 170 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2004 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2004 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2004 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2003 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2003 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2003 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
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2002 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2002 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2002 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 130 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2001 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2001 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2001 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 125 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2000 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 2000 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

2000 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 125 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

1999 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 1999 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

1999 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 120 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

1998 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All models of the 1998 Toyota Corolla have an interference engine with a timing chain.

1998 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1ZZ-FE 1.8L DOHC 120 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

1997 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1997 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1996 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1996 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1995 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1995 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1994 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1994 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1993 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1993 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 115 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 105 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1992 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1992 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1991 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1991 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1991 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 135 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1990 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1990 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1990 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 135 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1989 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1989 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1989 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 115 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1988 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1988 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1988 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-LC 1.6L SOHC 75 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 115 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
7A-FE 1.8L DOHC 102 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-FE 1.6L DOHC 95 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1987 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1987 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1987 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 112 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1986 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1986 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1986 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 112 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1985 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1985 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1985 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
1C 1.8L Diesel 58 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
4A-GE 1.6L DOHC 112 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1984 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1984 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1984 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
1C 1.8L Diesel 58 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k

1983 Toyota Corolla - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1983 Toyota Corolla models have a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

1983 Toyota Corolla Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
4A-C 1.6L SOHC 75 hpTiming BeltNon-Interference60k
The Toyota Corolla Sedan is the best selling car in the world since its inception in 1966.
The Toyota Corolla Sedan is the best selling car in the world since its inception in 1966.

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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