Questions tagged [timing-belt]

A belt used in overhead cam internal combustion engines to the keep the camshaft and crankshaft synchronized. This tag is not to be used for timing-chain related problems.

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toyota avensis timing belt or chain

I got toyota avensis 2006 patrol 1.8 not sure if it has timing belt or chain. Can anyone tell if that required replacement of timing belt or chain if yes after how many miles.
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Timing belt issue

I recently got a Mitsubishi L200 Trojan K74 4D56 2006, and after getting through its MOT, I decided to do full service and change belts etc. I followed instructions from the workshop manual http://...
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2005 4Runner - How to determine if timing belt needs changing? [duplicate]

I recently bought a cheap 2005 4Runner with the 4.7L V8. This engine uses a timing belt (gotta love OHC V8s). The truck has ~180k miles on it. It runs perfectly. No CELs, no funny smoke, rock solid ...
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Should I replace the timing belt in a 2002 Volvo since I don't know when it was last replaced? [duplicate]

I bought a 2002 Volvo S60 T2.4 with 103K miles. My mechanic noticed that the 105K service is coming up, and told me that the timing belt is supposed to be replaced either at that service or after ten ...
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Light high sound in first 3 gears

My buckie is giving me a highlight sound on first 3 gears but this comes after changing a timing belt my buckie is a colt 2.4i petrol engine help me please is it normal like ...
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Timing belt specification

I'm looking for the timing belt specification for my 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback. I need the number of teeth that are supposed to be between each mark, as my (replacement) belt came without the white ...
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2002 Saturn V6 L300 installing a timing belt

How many revolutions are required to hand crank a timing belt from Top Dead Center to Top Dead Center?
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Can a timing belt slip one notch?

Can a very high mileage ( 150,000 miles) timing belt stretch enough to slip one tooth so the the engine still runs but not full power? A friend said her car was not running well so took it to mechanic ...
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Is the Nissan V-6, 3L , of 2003 , an interference engine?

A friend has Frontier with this engine and a mechanic told her the timing belt broke ( 160,000 miles). He just said it would be expensive to fix. To try to get a more detailed idea of how expensive , ...
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Will it do any damage to the auto transmission if I manually rotate the crankshaft at Parking gear?

Car: VW golf 5 1.6 BSE with 6 speed auto(09G) transmission Purpose: Replace the timing belt Reason: Need to turn the crankshaft to match the TDC mark on camshaft pulley Thanks!
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Kia Spectra 2008 LX timing belt

This car's maintenance history says it was serviced by Kia dealer at 70K in 2015. All other belts look new. When i opened the timing cover, belt looks like attached picture. Now it has 104K. Confused ...
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How sensitive is a timing belt or serpentine belt to getting a little oil on it?

Every once in a while, a drop of motor oil will get on the timing belt or serpentine belt when adding motor oil. Is it a good idea to wipe it off right away? If so, even after wiping it off, some ...
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Mitsubishi lancer not starting

I have an 03 lancer which stalled on my way home and won't start. I hear something spinning when I attempt to start it, but it doesn't sound like it normally would. Almost as if something is spinning ...
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General Question on mechanic shop warranties, do they cover secondary damages? [closed]

I have a Dodge Journey and I'm about to do a timing belt service which replaces the timing belt, water pump, and the hydraulic tensioners. Now this is preventive maintenance, there isn't anything ...
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Can you know the condition of a timing belt on inspection? [duplicate]

I've heard people say if you don't know when the belt was last changed sometimes you can look at the belt and tell what condition it is in and whether it should be able to last longer. However I've ...
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Does my car have a timing belt or timing chain?

I purchased a second hand Ford Focus LX 2004 (Sedan) and it is now getting close to 200,000km. I was wondering if this car needs a timing belt replacement or not? I looked at the maintenance ...
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2001 Honda Odyssey V6 timing marks

I'm doing a timing belt and set the crank to the mark and the front cam sprocket to the mark but the back cam shaft sprocket is not on the mark. The van was running before. Is this possible or did it ...
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Bolt Torque for Timing Belt Tensioner

I'll be changing the timing belt and water pump on a 2006 Volvo S40 with a 2.5L T5 engine. What is the torque specification for the tensioner on the timing belt?
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Do you need to replace a timing chain?

I have a "2012 PASSAT SEL PREMIUM 2.5L Auto" with about 92k miles on it. Around 60k, I have asked my local car mechanic to do the Timing Belt, and he informed me that according to the search he ran ...
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VW polo cam belt change interval

I have a 2013 1.4cc Polo, 28000 miles, when should I change the cam belt? VW reccomend after 5 years
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Car revs higher in idle after mechanic

I have a 2001 1.6 Ford Focus which has just been to the garage, where it had cam belt and water pump replacement, brake replacement and a full service. Ever since this, it has been revving higher ...
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How to check that crankshaft and cam pulleys are in sync?

I am admitting a bonehead move here so everyone else please don't chime in just to tell me I am an idiot. I know that! I would appreciate any constructive feedback/answers. I had a bear of a time ...
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Water pump leak after timing belt replacement in VW Caddy Crew Bus 2.0 TDi

I took my VW Caddy in for an early timing belt replacement (at the 105000km service). When I drove the car out of the workshop there was a rattling in the engine compartment. The mechanic came to ...
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Replacing Timing Belt - 2006 Honda Odyssey

I am replacing my timing belt ( 2006 Honda Odyssey). Since this is likely high labour cost what else should I ask the mechanic to replace? Thank you
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What's the best approach to install new Timing Belt that's 1/2 a tooth off

Sherpa 1979 17v "o series" engine petrol 1700 Hi, Sometime back I replaced a new timing belt. Timing marks were lined up accurately only to find that the belt was 1/2 a tooth out. I figured this ...
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Slipped timing belt. Can hard cranking an engine with cam timing way off likely cause valve damage?

I have a 1979 Austin Sherpa with an "O Series" 1700 petrol engine. Engine was running great before I replaced exhaust/inlet manifold and an SU Carb. Then it just wouldn't start. The engine was ...
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I cannot find TDC window on Jetta 2013 2.0 engine

I'm fixing my father-in-law car, Jetta 2013 S 2.0, and I'm in hurry since I need to fix before he come back on Dec 29th. I really appreciate for everybody input. The car has bad camshaft position ...
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'98 Legacy Outback (DOHC EJ 25) timing belt doesn't have marks

I'm changing the timing belt on my '98 Legacy Outback, but the replacement timing belt I got doesn't seem to have marks on it for alignment. I already took off the other belt, and it doesn't have ...
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How relevant is Timing Belt issue with BMW N43 engine?

Are all BMW N43 engines bound to Timing Belt snapping issue? Or is it just matter of luck when the Engine is regularly serviced?
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2003 Honda Civic overheating issue

I have a 2003 Honda Civic that has overheating issues. I took it to a garage and they 1st thought it was the thermostat so that was changed, Still overheating. Then they said it was most likely a bad ...
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Doea a 2004 buick century have a timing belt?

Does a 2003 Buick century have a timing belt?
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Is the time belt replacement criteria exaggerated?

When I check online for when I should change the timing belt, the criteria seems to be no more than 100k kilometers before replacing it. Time also seems important, so even if the car hasn't driven ...
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2010 Hyundai Elantra squeals loudly on start up

I’d appreciate any advice or input you may have. I own a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. Bought it used in 2014 with 61K miles on it. The car was great for me for a couple years, and required nothing besides ...
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How is the timing belt changed on vehicles with no timing marks?

My mechanic was changing the timing on 2010 Hyundai Verna which has a 1.6 DOHC, the timing belt is attached to one cam gear and those cams are connected by a chain from the other end. While an ...
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Is there clearance for the valves to go, in case of busted belt on a C4 1.4 V16 2005

I just broke down and had to get pulled. Car stopped moving mid drive and wouldn't start, the starter would turn but make a strange higher-pitched noise than the usual one. The guy offered to ...
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Frequency of timing belt change on Volkswagen Golf

What is the frequency to change the timing belt on a 2007 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 petrol ? Reading https://www.gates.com/~/media/files/gates/automotive/catalogs/automotive/timingbeltreplacementguide.pdf?...
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Less mileage and bumpy ride in VW polo after shocks and timing belt replacement

I own a VW Polo TDI, 2011. I recently had all four shocks replaced. I also got my timing belt and fan belt replaced. I also did the alignment afterwards. I have made a few observations which I would ...
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How does this timing belt look like

I bought a used VW Golf Mk. II recently and I have to go on a trip soon. Does this timing belt look healthy? I do have some experience with cars, but not much with timing belts. The sticker on the car ...
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Best practice to tell if an interference engine has bent valves?

I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L SOHC engine with 251k miles on it. While I was driving it all of sudden the engine just died. I pulled off the road and then had it towed to a local mechanic. ...
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timing belt pulleys

On my 2001 Jetta GLS 2.0 SOHC im replacing all pulleys for timing belt and i was wondering how to know the correct position to put new ones on. I will also be putting new belt. i know there are ...
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Volvo 2.0D engine “self-oscillates” after changing timing belt and adjusting fuel-injectors

I recently had the timing belt and water pump changed on my Volvo s40 (2006 2.0D diesel). The mechanic also cleaned and adjusted the injectors. After the service I noticed that att some rpms the ...
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2004 KIA Sedona Timing Belt Replacement

I am planning a Timing Belt / Water pump Replacement on a 2004 Kia sedona. I would like to know for the people who may have done a job like this . was there any special tools you required. If so ...
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2004 Kia Sedona 160000 miles Timing Belt Replacement

I have a 2004 Kia Sedona LX with 160000 miles on it. I am going to be changing out the Timing Belt. It will be the Car's second one. What do you recommend I replace while I am inside? Water Pump? ...
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Renault Kangoo overheating - Waterpump? Thermostat?

OK guys, I got a call from my mother. The dashboard of her Renault Kangoo '07, 1149cm³, 55kW shows Aladin's wonderlamp [sic!], the temperature bar is at 100%, and a word, "STOP" appears. I've had a ...
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Timing Belt Tension VIDEO

too loose? https://goo.gl/photos/pV8EuQz3SHTkoGN87 2000 Honda Accord LX 110,000 miles
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Timing belt issues

I have a 95 accord (f22b2), While driving it shut down. I have tracked the problem to the bolt holding the camshaft sprocket to the cam backing out, losing keyway or woodruff key. So no camshaft ...
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Should a Timing Belt Pulley Spin Freely or Not?

I seem to have run across a dispute about whether or not the various pulleys involved with a timing belt should spin freely or not. For example, in this video the anonymous Internet expert says that ...
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Strange noise from timing belt area

I just changed the timing belt and water pump on my 98 Mazda 626. After I got everything reassembled I started up the engine. I had been running the engine for a few minutes, revved it up to around ...
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Properly Aligning My Timing Marks

I've run into an interesting dilemma. I'm doing my timing belt / water pump on my 98 Mazda 626 2L and am at the point of putting the belt back on, but something has come up. I checked my timing ...
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How to loosen the crank pully bolt with hand tools?

I remember when I wanted to change the dust covers on my axle, what a pain it was to break free the axle nut with my breaker bar. I have only standard hand tools. I can only imagine that loosening ...