answersLogoWhite
Ask
Timing and Firing Orders
Timing Belts and Chains
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

For preventative maintenance purposes how often does the timing chain have to be changed on a 1996 Ford Mustang Convertible?

585960
Answer

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2015-07-15 18:44:59
2015-07-15 18:44:59

when it breaks. seriously, timing chains don't wear, per se. they work forever and then break. there is no interval for changing them like a timing belt as they wear at a phenominally slower rate. don't worry about it.

doug

Continue checking around to be sure, but I can tell you that the timing chain on my 95 Z28 Camaro is still fine at 187,000 miles. I will change mine the next time I do a water pump, but I would feel fine going 200,000 miles on a chain. They are incredibly beefy on the LT1 in the Camaro (a double roller from the factory if I'm remembering right). Timing belts stink, as they have to be replaced often. You can not just let these items break, as some engines are "interferance" designs, which means when the belt or chain break, the piston will strike the valves, destroying the engine. You will have to dig around to find out if your car is like that or not. Good luck.

1
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

The biggest difference is the Mustang GT has a V8 engine

User Avatar

I can tell you that my 1997 Mustang 4.6L GT convertible has 190K miles, mostly highway driving and good maintenance.

User Avatar

I have successfully replaced a convertible top on my 95 mustang and published an article on how to do it. See the link below.

User Avatar

The first Ford Mustang was manufactured in 1964 . There was a gap in Mustang Convertible manufacturing from 1974 to 1983.

User Avatar

The prices are based on retail # The V6 convertible was $3,102.00 # The V8 convertible was $3,189.00


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.