Posted On 10.07.2020
Do I Really Need to Replace My Timing Belt?
The rubber timing belt is part of most internal combustion engines and is responsible for synchronizing the engine’s functions. It controls the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft and the opening and closing of the engine’s many valves to allow air and gas in and out, which causes the fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber. During this explosion, the valves push the pistons down.
Timing belt: problems, tensioner, what happens if it breaks, when to replace
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Schedule Service To Replace Your Timing Belt In Los Angeles
Depending on the manufacturer of the vehicle, mileage ranges for recommended timing belt replacement is anywhere from 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles and 6-10 years old. Our experienced Service Advisors and ASE Certified technicians can advise you as to when your car should have the timing belt replacement done. They will also be able to tell you if your engine is or is not an interference engine.
5 Symptoms of a Bad Timing Belt (and Replacement Cost)
Most failing or worn-out timing belts give no warning whatsoever before they break. A completely broken timing belt will usually result in a no-start condition, with an engine that cranks over quicker than normal, and sounds differently while cranking. If your timing belt fails while driving, the engine will stall or shut off suddenly, and will not re-start.
3. Why Should You Have the Timing Belt Replaced as Recommended?
A lot of modern engines, to include those with timing belts, are considered interference engines. This means that the pistons and valves will occupy the same space in the cylinder at different times. If the timing belt fails causing the valves and pistons to try and occupy the same space at the same time, repairing the resulting damage could prove more costly than simply replacing the entire engine.
Complete Timing Belt Repairs–Randy’s Automotive
We cannot stress this enough: Be careful! Make sure you know where the timing marks are on your engine, and that you have them set up properly with No. 1 cylinder at top dead center (TDC) on the compression stroke before attempting to replace the timing belt.
Continental Launches New Timing Belt for Special Citroen and Peugeot Engines
The belt itself is inexpensive, probably costing less than $20 at an auto parts store. Your mechanic will probably charge several hundred dollars (or more) for a belt replacement service, though. Those hours spent dismantling and reassembling the engine bay add up quickly.
Smart packaging to help you do a good job
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