Pontiac Grand Am
Timing Belts and Chains

What does it mean to have a timing belt replaced and how much does it cost to have one replaced on a 98 Grand Am?

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April 06, 2005 3:36PM

The timing belt runs from the crankshaft to the cam, which

controls the valvetrain. The belt must be replaced at regular

intervals,(As outlined in your owner's manual), before it breaks.

Some engines are called Interferance Engines. If a belt breaks on

one of these engines, serious damage to the valves & or pistons

will occur. The cost varies with the vehicle.

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