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One of the symptoms of a broken timing belt is the engine when turned over with the starter will speed up and slow down in a rythmic pattern. Some of the cylinders have valves… that are stuck open, so when the starter hits that part the engine will turn over faster, then slower, then faster etc. Also, you can tell if the timing belt is broken by flashing a light into the oil filler oil while somebody is starting the starter. If the valve train isn't moving then the timing belt is broken. Some belts don't break, they just get the teeth sheared off at the crankshaft sprocket. So they would look all right , but really weren't.
I think,You can'nt start engine if this happened.
One of the symptoms of a broken timing belt is the very loud sound that comes from the vehicle when you try to turn it on. Even though it is loud, the car will not start.
If its the 3.3L with supercharger, it has a timing belt. Manual says to change at 105k. But did mine at 82k, had the money and time, so might as well. Did the water… pump as well since i was in the neighborhood.
The cost to replace a timing belt can vary from $60 to $200+. The cost depends on shop prices if it will be done in a shop, the brand and price of the belt.
If it is a 2000 to 2003 model with a 3.3 V6 it is a belt. You should replace it around 105000 miles.
...The 2005 model is the 1st of the gen-2's and therefore has a chain in the v6, previous models; considered gen-1's and had a belt...
yes...the 2nd generation xterra's have a chain...the timing 'belt' is highly suggested to be changed along w/ a few gaskets and the water pump @105K...experts agree, anything …over the 105 mark is considered 'borrowed time', since the extent of possible damage with a broken belt can add up to a full long-block engine replacement...as well as the water-pump!...kindest regards.... I still think the best car ever made...was the Porshe 356...however, for those who can't spend quite so much...the 1964 vw beetle or 67 karmann ghia are the best cars around, interms of reliability, simplicity and style...the beetle is the only car that has never has a flat surface...every piece of metal is curved or rounded...
It is really a bad idea to even crank the engine over if the timing belt is broken. Engines can be either so-called "interference" engines or "non- interference" engines. In a…n interference engine the valves at their lowest are lower than the pistons at their highest, so if the timing belt breaks the valves and the pistons can collide, badly damaging the engine. If it's a non-interference engine this type of damage can't occur, but w/o a timing belt powering the valves the engine won't run at all. If the broken belt isn't a timing belt, but simply a drive belt for the water pump, then the engine can be started w/o a belt. But it is very likely to overheat rather quickly if you actually drive the car that way.
a dealer charges around $1400 to replace it along with the water pump, spark plugs, plug wires, distibutor cap and rotor button.
No. Without a functioning timing belt, the valves won't open and close. And w/o the valves doing what they should, there's no intake of fresh fuel/air, and no venting of c…ombustion gasses, all of which the engine needs to run.
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7 years or 105,000 miles. Dealer in Dallas just quoted me $1150.
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You must change it every 105,000 miles. WARNING: This is an interference engine, therefore, if the belt breaks you will had e internal engine damage.
Car wont run & on interference engines there will be serious internal engine damage.
You can go to http://www.gates.com/part_locator/index.cfm?location_id=3598 and enter any vehicle to find out if it has an "interference engine" i.e. one that destroys th…e cylinders if the timing belt breaks. Toyotas are generally not and the 91 Celica isn't. Honds generally are.