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2010 Toyota Corolla Base 4dr Sedan Man (SE)

2010 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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May 26, 2016, 8:02 pm

Linda K

Question: Does this car have a serpentine belt?

After starting my car now, after like 3 minutes it smells like burnt rubber. the belt also squeals, which I'm not sure as to why since I thought that was normally ac but it hasn't worked in years. My question is, is there more than one belt or could the belt be too loose causing the smell and a tendency to need jump started? Idk. First Toyota so I have no idea. Thanks in advance.

May 28, 2019, 4:08 am

Louis H

Most cars have 1 belt that you can visually see. That is the serpentine belt. It sounds like the belt tensioner is defective. You need to replace both the serpentine belt and belt tensioner.

Some cars have a timing belt. But you cannot visually see it. It is internal with the engine.

Some people confuse the two belts. I just wanted to make it clear which belt it is. My 2013 Toyota Corolla 1.8L engine has a timing chain, not a timing belt.

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