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Question DetailsAsked on 7/22/2012

Is there a recommended service interval for the timing chains of a 2002 toyota corolla and a 1999 Lincoln Town Car ?

I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla and a 1999 Lincoln Town Car both with over 150,000 miles. Older cars the timing chains were due replacement by 100,000 miles. Both cars run good, get good fuel mileage and are in good shape but I don't want to get stranded somewhere when the timing chain fails.
Is there a recommended mileage for timing chain replacement for these vehicles? The toyota has a 1.8l engine and the Lincoln has a 4.6l engine.


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Usually you can find this information in the owners manual or service manual for the specific vehicle, if you dont have these ,contact your local dealer and they should be able to give you the information u need, I do suggest when you replace your timing chain ,also replace any guides or tensioners that may need replacement, GOOD LUCK !!!!!

Answered 8 years ago by kenno25


You need to determine for sure if you have timing BELTS or CHAINS.

BELTS should be replaced every 90,000 miles or so. CHAINS generally last the life of the engine. The best medicine for a timing chain is oil changes at reasonable intervals. The 4.6L has a timing CHAIN and there is not set or recommeded replacement interval.

Not sure on the Toyota engine.

Answered 8 years ago by quadring789


The Toyota 1.8L engine has no timing belt - just a timing chain that does not require any service or replacement intervals.

Answered 7 years ago by jimm

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