Best Answer

There is no warning. Change it every 60,000 miles.

It is true the belt should be replaced at 60,000 mile intervals, but what if you buy a vehicle that let's say has 95,000 miles on it and has had several owners. If you are really cautious you could replace it for piece of mind. But I think in most cases you will find, as long as there are no other issues with the valve train assembly and distributor putting any excess load on the system you might find what I have noticed to be the rule of thumb which is:

When the belt stretches, which it does in time, it will loosen allowing it to slap the inside of the timing belt cover. If this happens prematurely an adjustment is necessary. You will hear a tapping sound that sounds like it is coming from the distributor cap. By taking a stethoscope you can pinpoint it. It is most prevalent with the hood open and sounds dangerously detrimental when revved under no load. From within the vehicle during driving you may only notice it when higher revolutions are made. Considering the price of a new belt compared to the labor, anytime I have had to adjust the tension, unless you know it has been replaced recently, and shows no apparent or unusual wear, I will replace it along with any of the idler bearings that I have any doubt about.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-12-01 23:31:07
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What are the early warning signs of the timing belt going out on a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder?
Write your answer...
Related questions

You are looking to see if an early 90s Nissan 3.0 can be installed into an 87 pathfinder?

yes it can, I have installed a 95 3.0 in my 87 Pathfinder, I changed out the fuel injection to the throttle body and it runs fine, just needing to do a little adjusting and tuning here and there.

Who makes early warning radar detectors?

Early warning is a marketing tool. There is no early warning. Most radar detectors just detect the signal.

Is there any means to early warning for a volcanic activity?

Yes you can get an early warning from local athorities

When was Distant Early Warning - song - created?

Distant Early Warning - song - was created in 1984.

Early warning signs of storms and precautions to be taken to ensure safety?

Early warning signs of storms and precautions

When was Famine Early Warning Systems Network created?

Famine Early Warning Systems Network was created in 1986.

What are some earthquake early warning systems?

there are no early warning systems to an earthquake, the only warning you get is minutes before the actual earthquake strikes due to earth tremor's.

What company makes early warning radar detectors?

A now bankrupt company called SK Global America makes the Early Warning detectors.

What are the early warning signs of dementia?

The early warning signs of dementia include increasingly worse memory loss, bad mood swings and confusion.

What does it mean if your pee is orange?

its a late warning that you're dehydrated an early warning is if you're thirsty

What is a word for giving early warning?


What is the vision defined as a early warning system?


What is an ecu on a pathfinder?

The ecu (electronic control unit) is the computer for the engine and possible other things depending on the year of the pathfinder. It can control the timing of the engine, when and how much gas to put through the injector, and probably a few other things. It also checks all the sensors to make sure everything is working correctly and to make adjustments. Also at least in the early 90s, Nissan called it an eccu (electronic concentrated control system). On the wd21 pathfinders (80s to 95 i think) the eccu was located under the passenger seat. It can be located anywhere in different cars, sometimes under the hood, underneath panels in the cab, etc.

What do you mean by early warning and communication team?

Early warning and communication team is a team which is made to make people aware about a disaster which is to be occurred. This makes people to get ready to face that disaster.

Are volcanoes systems?

lreaning adout early warning systems

Numbness of the skin and body are early warning signs of?


Is there any kind of early warning of volcanic eruption?

Yes, there is early warning before most volcanic eruptions. The primary sign is small earthquakes or land tremors and shakes near the volcano.

Does your 2006 Ford Focus have a timing belt?

no it has a timing chain if it sohc,but if its a zetec dohc (early models) or diesel,yes

Does the 2011 rav4 2.5 have a timing chain?

Toyota uses timing chains in all vehicles since early 2000th.

What are the release dates for Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors - 1985 Early Warning - 1.43?

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors - 1985 Early Warning - 1.43 was released on: USA: 13 November 1985

What is an early warning sign of cancer?

It really depends on the type of cancer.

What are some early warning signs of breast cancer?

Some early warning signs of breast cancer are a strange lump that does not appear to be normal and some irregular discharge that is not milky. Another sign is dimpling in the breast.

Which Early warning alarm system?

My favorite and best early warning alarm signal, so far, is my ChowChow and my Border Collie! They give me plenty of time to get my gun. And I would FIGHT to protect them as much as myself.

What are some of the early warning signs of cerebral palsy in children?

There are many early warning signs of cerebral palsy in children and each child's signs are unique. In general, lower muscle tone, poorer reflexes, and oral motor dysfunction are early signs of cerebral palsy.

How do you sEt the timing for early model CHEVY 350?

turn the distributor