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Signs That Your Timing Belt Is Failing

 Signs That Your Timing Belt Is Failing

The timing belt or timing chain is an integral part of automobiles then and now. It turns your engine’s camshaft synchronously to ensure that each engine cylinder fires at the right time. In most vehicles, the timing belt is located under the timing belt cover at the front of the engine. If your vehicle has a belt, it is most likely made of high-quality rubber held by nylon chords. Whereas, a chain is strictly made of metal. Your engine won’t run without a fully functional timing belt or timing chain. In general, a timing chain has a much longer lifespan than a timing belt. Therefore, if your vehicle has a timing belt, you will need to replace it at one point. Some automakers have a recommended interval for when you change the timing belt. You can find this in the owner’s guidebook. Warning Signs of a Failing Timing Belt Another way you can tell when your timing belt is on its way out is by inspecting it or checking for its warning signs. Below are the top symptoms ... read more

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