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Broken Lift Bolts? #66808 Dec 8, 4:50pm Dec 8, 4:50pm
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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.

Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: Selica81] #66809 Dec 8, 4:51pm Dec 8, 4:51pm
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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.

Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: Steven] #66810 Dec 8, 4:59pm Dec 8, 4:59pm
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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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Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: Selica81] #66811 Dec 8, 5:25pm Dec 8, 5:25pm
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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.

Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: Selica81] #66812 Dec 8, 5:27pm Dec 8, 5:27pm
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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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Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: Selica81] #66813 Dec 8, 6:54pm Dec 8, 6:54pm
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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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Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: groundzero] #66814 Dec 8, 7:04pm Dec 8, 7:04pm
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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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Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: Selica81] #66815 Dec 9, 7:04am Dec 9, 7:04am
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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?

Re: Broken Lift Bolts? [Re: Selica81] #66816 Dec 9, 8:08am Dec 9, 8:08am
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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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