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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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Timing belt changed. Why is check engine flashing?

Followup question to How to check that crankshaft and cam pulleys are in sync?. Got everything back together after changing the timing belt (whole kit, water pump, tensioner and pulleys) on my 2007 ...
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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 ...
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Should I replace my timing components when I replace the water pump? [duplicate]

I have to replace the water pump on my 98 Mazda 626 2L and would like to know how I can evaluate if I need to replace the timing components as well? I know the conventional wisdom is to do the ...
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shakes at idle in drive but fine at park or neutral

I was driving my 2006 Hyundai sonata (3.3L) yesterday during heavy rain. Suddenly check engine light started flashing. When I stopped at a red light, it started shaking badly. I noticed that when I ...
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Timing Belt need replacing? Unknown mileage

I bought my car used, and unfortunately I have no idea when the timing belt was last changed. I decided to open the timing belt cover today to take a look. The top of the belt seemed a bit shiny but I'...
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Changing a timing chain on bmw [duplicate]

2010 Bmw 316 series , I think my car needs a timing chain could anybody tell me roughly what this would cost
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Nissan Primera Timing Belt Lifespan

I have a Nissan Primera P12 2500cc sedan (2001) at around 97,500 km on the odometer. I asked my mechanic when do I have to replace the timing belt and he said it lasts the lifetime of the car and ...
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Subaru Forester - Timing Belt

I have a Subaru Forester X Limited AT 2000cc 2AB 2009. The timing belt requires replacement. My question is if the Gates TCK304 Timing Belt Component Kit, fits my Subaru?
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Timing belt replaced, engine dies after jump starting

I had the timing belt replaced on my 2005 Chrysler. I drove for a week, and it appears the battery died. I used jumper cables to start the car, but as soon as I took the cables off the engine died. ...
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Vehicle vibrates when driving past 120kmh, this is after doing a routine clutch change on a Opel Corsa 1.4i

I had a new clutch kit along with the cam belt changed in my 2007 Opel Corsa as routine maintainance. The car was driving well all along... even did 160kmh while driving to the mechanics workshop. ...
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Hand turned the crankshaft while in gear. Clutch damage?

My timing belt broke on a 2008 Hyundai Accent and due to being broke I decided to try and fix it myself. I managed to get everything off, two slightly bent valves on the head which I took to a shop ...
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'08 Kia Spectra won't start after head gasket/timing belt replacement

We got this little KIA for a great deal with only 102k miles on it. Probably put less than 1k miles on it before the radiator split open on top, and it quit. (We were driving on the highway with ...
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Cam Belt vs Belt Drive vs Serpentine Belt vs Fan Belt vs V Belt vs Timing Belt

I have a 2004 VW Passat B5 and having started to learn a bit more about engine theory, I was wondering how many belts I have and what names each of the belts have. So, I have a two part question: ...
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Subaru Legacy cam belt change

I have got a 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT and it has done 90,000 KMs now. What is the best time to change its cam/timing belt? Is it by 100,000 KMs or 100,000 Miles? Thanks!
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Conequences and remedies of a cam seal leak

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, Manual Transmission, 170000 miles, EJ251 SOHC A mechanic has told me that I have a leaking camshaft seal. I have a few questions. Background is that I had my head ...
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On a non-interference engine, do you have to replace the timing belt?

Lets say that I happen to know for a fact that my car has a non-interference type engine, and also has a timing belt. Also, I'm broke. Is there any reason to replace the timing belt as a maintenance ...
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How to tell if timing belt is due to be changed by visual inspection?

I have a 1999 Toyota Corolla with a 1.3 litre 4EFE non-interference petrol engine. The car has 90,000 miles on the clock, I have owned it for five years and clocked up 30,000 of those miles myself. I ...
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'Re-Timing' my Engine after timing belt removal

I have little mechanical experience. I decided to try and do the Timing Belt / Water Pump in my 2003 Subaru Outback ( Interference Engine ). Watched a video where someone neglected to put the engine ...
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Auxiliary Shaft Sprocket

I have an '89 ford ranger that loses power and stutters intermittently around 2000 rpm. I thought this could be a timing issue. The Camshaft Sprocket and Crank pulley are lined up nicely but the oil ...
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my timing belt is broken and top dead centers (TDC) are off

T-belt on Sienna 2004 was broken. How do I do re-timing for my car both cam-and-crankshafts before installing the t-belt? Thanks
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Timing belt changed, won't start

I just did the timing belt change in a Honda 2007 V6 Accord. I thought I aligned the belt, but I guess I didn't. Now it won't cranks but won't start. How do I fix the timing issue? mark on Crank is ...
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timing belt 96 honda accord vtec

So the other day I was driving and my timing belt broke I tried to turn the key a few times then tore off the valve cover and noticed that the timing belt was broken people have told me the engine ...