definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
180,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace serpentine belt tensioner (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jun 222018

Corolla CE 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

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serpentine belt tensioner failure serpentine belt tensioner failure

Belt tensioner made a terrible loud knocking sound, almost like a diesel. I've made the mistake to get a cheap ebay replacement and had to fix it again just after 3 months. If you want to keep the car longer, get the OEM part even though it costs around $165.00. I replaced the belt too since you have to take it off anyways.

- Martin S., Sylmar, CA, US