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Timing Belts and Chains

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Timing belts and chains are used in an internal-combustion engine to synchronize the opening and closing of the engine’s valves. The belt also drives other components such as the pumps and alternator. The belt is made of fiberglass or Kevlar-reinforced rubber.
According to Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) the 2.0 L - DOHC - 4 cylinder . engine in a 1997 Ford Contour is NOT an interference engine - so the answer would . be NO
You don't. It's a cam chain and will outlive the engine.
The manufacturer's handbook states that the timing belt and tensioner should be replaced at 100,000 miles but many mechanics say it is safer to change timing belt at 45,000 or 50,000 miles. If timing belt fails it can cause serious engine damage so it's better to be safe than sorry. An average...
Answer . 1997 Ranger 4.0L engines have a timing chain.
when belt move from tight side to slack side there is some extansion in the belt, and when it again move from slack side to tight side the compression will occur and the change in the lenght of the belt due to which there will be relative motion between belt and pulley and creep will occur.
2.7L and 3.3L have timing chains 3.2L and 3.5L have belts.
This is an interference engine. Have this done by a professional. If the belt is not installed correctly, serious engine damage will occur when you start the engine.
it could break a valve, but will probably just bend a few.
i have a timing chain on my 52 plate 2.2 diesel vectra
On the left side of the engine when you standing facing the engine.. Its almost in inline with struts.. if u can tell where it is.
looking for some easy tips on changing the primary timing chain tentioner on my dodge 4.7
Im not sure but im going to try this also. My.mechanic said it works so we will see Know that a noisy timing chain means the chain is worn and needs replacing. Serious engine damage may occur if the chain breaks. Have this repaired ASAP.
There's really not enough space on this site to answer this (or any cambelt replacement question) I would suggest that you get the Haynes Manual for your vehicle and gen up on it (possibly try local library to see if it's within your scope) I did my wifes Fiesta but had to buy special tools for...
Answer . \nConnect timing light to battery and No. 1 cylinder and aim light at crankshaft. Answer . \nConnect timing light to battery and No. 1 cylinder and aim light at crankshaft timing marks
No , the 3.4 and 3.8 litre V6 engines in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala have atiming CHAIN
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Honda timing belts are good for 60,000 miles. if you wait much longer than 70,000 miles you are risking alot of damage to your motor. Most Hondas are interference motors, meaning that the pistons can hit the valves at Top Dead Center if the valves are open, which is what would happen if your timing...
So-called "atomic wristwatches" keep the best time. They keep time as well as quartz wristwatches during the day, and they receive radio transmissions at night with the correct time. All "quartz wristwatches" keep excellent time -- they drift less than 15 seconds a month when they are worn (kept...
3.2L, in the front of the motor behind the front engine covers. 2.7L, no belt, is a timing chain.
Yes , cam belt and timing belt mean the same thing
no has chain ========================================================= The 3.0 liter V6 engine in a 2005 Ford Escape has ( 1 chain to eachcylinder head , so there are 2 timing CHAINS )
vw recomend 100.000 but should be done at about 80.000
Are you sure it has a chain?? Most small cars either have a timing belt or two gears that mess together. The 2.2 liter engine is called the iron duke. This means that it has two gears that mess together and 99% of the time you will not need to replace them. I had many friends who had this engine in...
Yes . \nYes, this is an interference engine. If the cam belt breaks serious engine damage will occur. Replace the belt as required in your owners manual.
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The cost to repair a timing problem so the car will pass a smogtest varies from car make, car model and shop. It could costsomewhere between $60 and $200+ depending on part and labor costs.
can you tell what are the marks for a rover 25 14 on a 52 reg for got to mark it up thanks
According to Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) the 1.8 L and 1.9 L engines in a . 1992 Ford Escort are NOT interference engines , so apparently no
Answer . I was told that timing belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles. However, when I called the local Nissan dealer for my 2003 Sentra, they told me it does not ever need to be replaced. Then I read somewhere that apparently Nissan guarantees the timing belt/chain to last the life time of...
go to www.enginebuildermag.com/.../ timing _ chain _installation_procedures_on_ 1998 2002 _ chrysler _27l_dohc_engines.aspx - It has diagram & instructions . The marks on the sprockets line up with plated links on the chain.
Answer . \nusually white exhaust is caused by water in engine\nwatch temp to make sure car does not overheat\ncould also have a valve not seating properly\ndid they replace all valves or just some of them
Backfire. Hard starts or no starts. I would pull the #1 plug and then rotate the motor until # 1 was top dead center then remove the distributor cap and see if the rotor was pointing to #1 wire spot on the cap if it is not then your engine has jumped time
How to change a timing belt on a citroen c2 vts
Reflex is a reflex, but reaction time is how fast you can do it.
it has a timing chain, which should be towards the bottom of the engine, and it has a drive belt, which is external and in the front.
No, but it is recommended. If the belt breaks, valves can get bent.
The sides either gets steeper or less steeper.
If you are thinking of setting the timing like what you need to do with vehicles that actually have distributors, you CAN'T. The Lincoln LS has no distributor. If you are talking about the timing chain then that involves a LONG process. The job is about a 12-14 hour job (flat rate time for...
It has a chain and as long as you regularly change the oil it will last a lifetime
firing order on chico 1.3 golf
The drive belt on a Peugeot 206 should be change in 80,000 miles.Failure to change drive belts at the appropriate time can result inexpensive engine failure.
A timing mark is usually a white line on the timing belt to sync the firing of cylinders in an engine. You can see this line when the engine is turned off or with a timing light also a strobe light when the engine is running.
No, the 1.3 is pushrod. 1.2 and 1.25 engines do have belts
It is under the plastic covers on the passenger side of the engine.
Answer . There is no timing belt in a 1997 Nissan Maxima, any model
I believe the Explorer does NOT use a timing belt, but rather a timing chain
Try if you do a a lot of stop start driving the timing chain may go at around 300k you'll know if it does cause the engine will get hard to start and run erratically when it does start and its about a 500 pound job to get it done yes but the tentioner will give up long before the chain,tentioner...
My Service Garage that specializes in Acuras and Hondas told me 105,000 miles for my 2003 TL. Hope that helps.
It has a timing belt. I was told to replace mine at 90,000 miles, so I did.
When the timing belt goes on a Saturn LW2 you will experience catastrophic failure of the engine. What this means is you are looking at the purchase of a entirely new engine. This happened to me at 98,000 miles just prior to the service check that would have replaced my timing belt. I was told by...
no. you can pull the transmission out without removing the motor. ive done this twice in less than 3 hours
No , the 4.0 litre V6 engine in a 2005 Toyota Tacoma has a timing CHAIN
Answer . \nChrysler 2000 Town & Country MiniVan\nEngine – Chassis:\n3.3L, V6 — \n. \nDescription:\nTIMING CHAIN\n. \n2003 and up had timing belt.\n. \nHope this helps.\n. \nAndrew Bray\nleeandrewbray@yahoo.com
there are no timing marks on a timing belt.. the marks are on the timing gears. and yes you can find the pictures needed in a workshop manuel
It does not have a timing belt. It has a chain and gears. If timing chain goes out then the engine will not run.
If the starter is still rotating the crankshaft upon turning the key in the ignition, AND there is a charge from the ignition coil to the distributor, the problem is most likely that 1. The distributor is improperly timed and/or calibrated for the engine in which it is placed, 2. The distributor is...
The cam sprockets have marks, triangles on them near one of the teeth. These are lined up with notches in the rear cover for the timing belt. Some crank sprockets have two marks, one to align with the mark on the block, the other to use to match to marks on an OEM timing belt. After market belts...
What is your ignition timing? I ran into the same problem. My 95 Corolla failed the first time when I took it for the test. Every thing was very good except the ignition timing. I took it back to my tune up mechanic and asked him why because I did a major tune up before going for the smog. My...
Just finished engine rebuild on 2.5 tdi acv engine. Couldnt find a timing mark ANYWHERE. But...... inside the bell houseing, there is a notch!. Get it roughly to TDC, then as you turn the wheel the notch is to the left of the teeth. You have to get your head right in the engine bay on the right hand...
I have a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer, and my mechanic said it should be replaced every 50,000 to 60,000 miles.
losen the distribiter have the eltronc advance un pluged normal locater on leaft side by fire wall a singel wire look 4 your makes with a timing light
It would be helpful to know what year you're asking about.. 1999-2001 Solara 4 cylinder engines are belt drive. The replacement schedule (according to Toyota's scheduled maintenance site http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/guides.php?v=0&y=0&int_id=0&done=1 ) is 90,000 miles or 72 months whichever...
The Hummer H3 has a timing chain.
The 2.4 litre four cylinder engine in a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu has a timing CHAIN
No, they are not the same. The "drive" belt's full name is *Accessory* drive belt - accessories like the power steering pump, water pump, a/c pump, etc. This is also very commonly referred to as the "serpentine" belt. And in the case of the Windstars, there should be no confusion because the...
No, a 95 GMC Sonoma does not use a timing belt on it. The 95 GMCSonoma uses a timing chain on it.
No it is not, the timing belt runs the timing of the engine, eg, where the valves close and open to generate compression for combustion. This belt is usually not seen hidden by what they call a "Timing Cover", The drive belt runs the alternator, the power steering pump sometimes the water pump A/C...
Where do you set crank and cam shaft marks to set timing on a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder?" Did the timing belt snap ? if so the engine will have bent valves and require more work than just the belt. This is timing belt job is not one for the inexperienced diy mechanic. Not trying to be a wise guy, but...
I paid a little over$1600 a year ago to have mine replaced.
Answer . \nI have a 1990 and factory setting for base timing is 10 degrees, I believe.
\n. \nTo whom ever you are: :)) Timing chains, unlike timing belts, do not require regular interval \nreplacement. The time chain is a life time part, (in most cases), in your case it is not under any warranty. The timing chain is oiled by splash from the oil pan itself. If you change your oil...
I don't know who wrote the previous response, but it is absolutelythe wrong answer. Honda engines are interference engines, and theyuse timing belts (which MUST be periodically replaced), not chains.If the timing belt breaks the valves will hit the pistons and youwill most likely be replacing the...
Answer . hmmmm, the horspower on a 440 4bbl in the magnum, super commando or t-n-t engine package was 375 ponies i belive and the 6 pack motor put out 395 but these numbers could be a bit low due insurance companys back the and the govt. regulations, i would say if the commpession ratio was...
Rotate the crankshaft clockwise after TDC. Rotate the camshaft until the gauge reads that it is at full lift. Then rotate the crankshaft until the inlet valve of number one cylinder is just off full lift position, and record the number on the timing disk. Continue to rotate the crank clockwise...
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if the belts turn but engine doesn't, try tightening the belts(pulleys)
To check the timing, the tan/black stripe wire to the distributor needs to be unplugged. Use # 5 plug wire with the lower timing mark. The factory timing should be labeled on the air cleaner. It is probably 4 degBTDC but 6 to 8 degBTDC should make it run cooler and give it better gas mileage.