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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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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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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Why, when rotating the crank-shaft manually, with the spark-plugs removed, is there still some resistance?

K7M engine (Renault Sandero) I have recently replaced the timing-belt and tensioner. This is a first time for me, doing this job. The marks are lining up and I'm about ready to put everything back ...
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Should the tensioner-tooth position remain constant during manual crank-shaft rotation?

I have a new timing-belt and tensioner installed in a K7m engine(renault/nissan). Part of the process is to rotate the engine manually from the crank bolt, to ensure the markings still align as ...
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Is it possible to damage internal engine using a substitute crank locking pin?

I have a crank pin cavity that is 9.5mm. I have a screw-driver I'm using as a pin, with shaft that is 6mm in diameter. I want to be sure that the pin width is sufficient to lock the engine whilst I ...
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Why does this mechanic change the crankshaft mark, during this timing-belt change?

'Renault Sandero - Fitting A Cam Belt' on youtube 11:14 at first the mark is here. 11:30 then, later, it has changed to being further down. a) shouldn't this mark be at 6 o'clock on the crank gear? b) ...
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Is it safe to start the engine after rotating crankshaft by hand(using a torque-wrench)?

A quick question before I start my engine. On a renault sandero (K7m), I took the timing-belt cover off to inspect the condition of my timing-belt. I then rotated the crankshaft until I could get a ...
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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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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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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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Timing belt. Crankshaft and camshaft pin holes don't meet. How do I get them to meet?

FORD GALAXY 2.0 TDCI WA6 GHIA. I put a new timing belt on without a problem but a warning engine light started showing. I was told on a forum that it was probably because one of the teeth was out of ...
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Lack of power/acceleration

My friend's car has recently started losing power upon accelerating. He took it to the garage to have it checked, but that got me wondering if the timing belt slippage could be a reason for that? ...
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Marks on Crankshaft Pulley and Camshaft Pulley Don't Line Up

I'm changing the timing belt on my 2011 Honda Odyssey. Step 1 in the manual I'm using (Chilton's online) says: "Turn the crankshaft pulley so its white mark on the crankshaft pulley lines up ...
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Does cylinder head removal require engine to be put at TDC?

Vehicle: Honda Civic 2004 1.4 liter engine Question: I'm planning to replace my head gasket and have the head resurfaced because of coolant leaking into cylinders. I do not need to replace the timing ...
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Tuning kit and timing belt

I have an AUDI Berliner A4, 130 HP, 1.9 TDI, B6, 2002. I bought this tuning kit, and I'm wondering if I should change the timing belt immediately even though it has marched only for 50.000 km, and if ...
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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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Timing belt change on a car about to be scrapped

I currently drive a Renault Clio III 1.5 dCi that just reached 200.000KM. At my last checkup, the mechanic told me a timing belt change was necessary, along with a few other minor fixes. I just bought ...
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Do timing belts have any run-in (break-in) period? Myth or fact?

I read in some forums that brand new timing belts have a run-in (break-in, wear-in, etc!) period of about 2000 kms (1200 miles) when they are first installed on the car. It was said that you should ...
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What parts are usually changed when the timing belt is replaced?

When changing a timing belt, what other parts are: Always changed with it ( as in they always have to be replaced ) ? Often, but not always changed with it ( depending on how worn they are )? For ...
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Do I have to change the cambelt after 7 years, if it's only done low mileage?

Several mechanics have suggested that it isn't necessary to replace the cambelt if the car's travelled less than 10,000 miles even if the vehicle is 7 years old. Is there a way to check if it is ...
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Focus mk1 1.8 tdci - hypothetical question about timing belt failure

For a Ford Focus mk1, 1.8 tdci, 74kw from 2004, I see that the timing belt only links the camshaft to the fuel pump. The crankshaft and the camshaft are linked through a chain. Therefore, I was ...
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Why would a mechanic crank heater to maximum

This is a curiosity question. I recently had the timing belt, tensioner and water pump replaced on my Honda Odyssey. When I picked up the van it was really hot inside but I didn't think much of it. ...
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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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When to do the 100k mile service for Pilot 2013 Ex-l 4WD?

Should I just go ahead and change the timing belt etc. when I hit 105000 miles? Or should I wait for the maintenance minder light? TIA
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Why do I need to turn my crankshaft after installing a timing belt?

I'm changing the timing belt on my 1996 Ford Ranger 2.3L. It's my first time doing a timing belt. These are the directions that came with the new belt: I have all the pulleys aligned and the belt is ...
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Importance of marking timing marks on timing pulleys or sprockets when replacing camshaft

What is the importance of marking the timing sprocket or chains or belt, or even using the timing lock on the end of the camshaft when replacing the camshaft, when a new camshaft is attached to the ...
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Why do timing belts still exist when we have timing chains

A timing chain will supposedly last for the lifetime of the car in an average passenger car, but a timing belt will need to be changed at least 3 times, if not more during the lifespan of such a car. ...
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98 WRX EJ20 Cam or belt skipped teeth by hand

I'm doing the timing on a 1998 WRX EJ20 and I was trying to undo the crank bolt again (I'd already taken it off to remove the timing covers then reinstalled once the covers were off to align the ...
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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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Timing belt change

When does my timing belt need changing? I have a mark 7 vw golf 2 litre dti 64 plate only done 28 000 miles and have been told I need to change my timing belt. Could you help with the above question
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Is there a special procedure for preparing a new but very old stock engine?

I have a 1979 Austin morris (leyland,freight rover) Sherpa campervan 1979 model 230 with a "17v" "o" series engine 1.7 litre. I am soon to replace the engine with a new old stock (...
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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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How precise do i have to align timing on a z16xep engine

I have an z16xep engine, from opel astra h 1.6 gasoline. I removed the timing belt and checked the timing marks. Then I put on the new timing belt about three times. Every time the marking on the ...
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Remove stuck crankshaft bolt on 2003 Acura TL for timing belt change?

A friend is helping me change the timing belt on my 2003 Acura TL 3.2. Yes, I paid for the beer!!! We've successfully removed the upper timing belt covers, drive belt, and serpentine belt. We're ...
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Are there tools for fixing coil spring into its slots?

I am trying to change the timing belt on my Hyundai Accent, and it has a thick coil spring that pushes the tensioner towards the belt. It is relatively easy to remove it, but putting it back can be ...
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How to know if timing belt failure will result in immediate engine damage?

I own two cars: a 2003 Acura TL and a 2005 Volvo S60. I've been told that depending on what car you drive, a failed timing belt can result in immediate engine damage. I would like to know (not just ...
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Timing Belt Broke

Is a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant engine an interference or non-interference engine? My son drove the car at about 40 MPH and the timing belt broke. I am trying to decide whether to scrap her or not.
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Why would a water pump be run off of the timing belt?

I drive a 1999 Chrysler 300M, V6 3.5L engine. I am about to start a water pump replacement repair. I've discovered that the water pump is driven off of the timing belt, rather than either of the two ...
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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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Does the Timing Chain Need to be Replaced on the 2008 Toyota Sequoia at 90,000 Miles?

The service manual that came with my vehicle recommends replacing the timing belt at 90,000 miles. It has a note at the bottom of the page though that this is for the 2uz-fe engine only. Apparently ...
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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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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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2003 Honda Accord Timing Belt Package replacement - necessary to replace all things related to timing belt?

I brought my car in because the starter died. During the multipoint check, they also discovered that the timing belt and the 'package' (all other components related to it) has not been changed since ...
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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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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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2001 Honda Civic timing belt assembly repair question

I have a 2001 Honda Civic. I bought it almost 2 years ago at just over 100,000 miles. It now has almost 116,000 miles and when I took it into my mechanic for a failed sensor replacement he told me ...