Timing Belt / Chain

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Timing Belt / Chain

What is the average life of a timing belt?
The average life span of a timing belt is between 60,000 and 100,000 miles or after 7 to 10 years regardless of mileage Depending upon the make and model of the car.
To find out the exact recomendiation for your car its important to check your manufecturar manual.

What will happen if the timing belt breaks?
If the timing belt snaps, they run into each other, causing bent valves (most common), cylinder head or camshaft damage, and possibly piston and cylinder wall damage. While it is possible that no damage could occur from a snapped belt on an interference engine, such a case is unlikely.

Symptoms that might indicate that your timing belt is wearing out or has broken:

  • Ticking noise coming from the engine.
  • Engine won't turn over.
  • Engine misfires.
  • Oil leaking from in front of the motor

It's difficult to discover a problem with the timing belt until it's too late and has broken. However, you should check with your vehicle's manufacturer to determine when the replacement interval is scheduled and replace the belt within that time period.

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