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Selica81
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Selica81 Dec 9, 12:50am - #66808 
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Broken Lift Bolts?

I bought a used Celica GTS, so I wouldn't know if the lift bolts were broken or not. How can you tell? Can I check them myself or do I have to go to a dealer. Also how much does it cost to get them replaced? Yes I'm full of questions. But I would appreciate any feedback.
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Steven Dec 9, 12:51am - #66809 
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The only sure fire way to tell if they're broken is to take your valve cover off and to check for yourself by removing them. There are 2 of them, 1 for the Intake and 1 for the exhaust. It is the Intake bolt that breaks so check it out ASAP.
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element_celica Dec 9, 12:59am - #66810 

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here's a link to the TSB: http://www.c7performance.com/liftbolts.pdf
it tells you the procedure to replace broken lift bolts. same procedures if it's not broken,just skip the other steps.

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Selica81 Dec 9, 1:25am - #66811 
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thanks element & Steven. I heard replacing your lift bolts is like a 5 hour job. If so can I take this on myself with the directions given on the link.
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element_celica Dec 9, 1:27am - #66812 

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if it's broken you will have to follow all the instructions to remove the broken bolt.
if they're not broken, you simply remove and replace the worn bolts. this won't take that long,maybe an hour or 2 if you're mechanically inclined.

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groundzero Dec 9, 2:54am - #66813 
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on that site it says for yrs 00-02 do you have to change them on the 03+ as well? confused

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element_celica Dec 9, 3:04am - #66814 

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03 models have the newer style bolts, but you should probably change them once a while just to be safe. you should change them around every 20,000 to 30,000 miles, or sooner.

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Selica81 Dec 9, 3:04pm - #66815 
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If I get new bolts from the dealer will they break again after a certain amount of miles because I have seen a group buy from one of the members for lift bolts. Are all the same quality or do some wear better than others?
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element_celica Dec 9, 4:08pm - #66816 

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Originally Posted by Selica81
If I get new bolts from the dealer will they break again after a certain amount of miles because I have seen a group buy from one of the members for lift bolts. Are all the same quality or do some wear better than others?


they will wear out after awhile as well...
but the new style bolts won't wear out as fast as the older style bolts. the newer bolts have a tapered end so it doesn't wear out as fast.

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