How To Diagnose Belt And Timing Component Failures

The timing belt is one of a few belts in an engine. At the front of the engine, you’ll see a plastic or metal cover. Behind it is a timing belt. Many current vehicles have switched to a timing chain, but these two parts perform the same function. Timing chains usually last the life of…

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Is It The Timing Belt The Tensioner Or The Idler Pulley?

When an engine has timing belt issues, the root cause is not always the timing belt. It may be the timing belt tensioner or the idler pulley. It’s important to know which part is failing. That way, you can replace the failing part (and any other affected parts) to bring the timing belt assembly back…

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Setting Timing Belt Idler Torque

When installing a new timing belt, it’s important to tighten the timing belt idler pulley to the correct torque specs. The pulley can get loose over time from vibration. So when you’re in there, it’s worth taking the time to retighten the timing belt idler pulley. It’s very important to set the right amount of torque.

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Educating Customers On Timing Belt Tensioner Replacement

The timing belt tensioner is a part only a few customers know about. So when customers find out that their timing belt tensioner needs replacing, they may get confused or skeptical. Some may even refuse a timing belt tensioner replacement. It’s simply because they don’t know enough about it. That kind of negligence will be…

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How (And Why) To Measure Timing Belt Tension

A timing belt is a rubber belt located in the front of the engine. It synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft with the rotation of the camshaft. Many modern engines have an interference engine design. This means that if the motion of the pistons and the motion of the valves are not perfectly timed, they…

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Why It Is Critical To Replace Your Timing Belt Kit Before It Fails

Under normal circumstances, timing belts last between 60K and 100K miles. It’s important to service timing belts and related parts before failure happens. If your timing belt breaks while driving, you’ll run into a variety of engine issues. In this post, we’ll cover the most common issues that may happen when a timing belt snaps…

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