When Should I Change My Timing Belt?

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  • The timing belt tends to operate other components, the condition of which affects the belt’s life. Excessive slack may be compensated for by one or two tensioners and idlers. Over time, their bearings may dry out, causing a squeak that should be heeded. In some cases, idlers and tensioners can seize, throwing the timing belt from its pulleys and causing extensive damage to the engine, with bent valves and even holed pistons resulting. So, if your car is either over seven years-old or has covered more than 60,000 miles, it is advisable to replace the tensioners and idlers as well as the belt at the appropriate interval.

    The timing belt tends to operate other components, the condition of which affects the belt’s life. Excessive slack may be compensated for by one or two tensioners and idlers. Over time, their bearings may dry out, causing a squeak that should be heeded. In some cases, idlers and tensioners can seize, throwing the timing belt from its pulleys and causing extensive damage to the engine, with bent valves and even holed pistons resulting. So, if your car is either over seven years-old or has covered more than 60,000 miles, it is advisable to replace the tensioners and idlers as well as the belt at the appropriate interval.

  • Timing belts do not tend to snap – it is more common for the belt’s teeth to experience stress cracks at their roots, prior to becoming detached.

    Timing belts do not tend to snap – it is more common for the belt’s teeth to experience stress cracks at their roots, prior to becoming detached.

    Car is having other issues (water gush sound, idling strangely/lurching in low gears) but of course they didn't happen for the shop. Due for 60K tune up, which Kia recommends timing belt replacement. So, ok I guess. Wish I had some car expert friends though!

  • Timing Belt/Drive Belts + Labor
    Amount: $780.00

    Typical causes of timing belt failure vary from old age to contamination by an adjacent oil or water leak. Bad fitting, such as either under- or over-tightening a new belt, can cause it to fail prematurely, as can failure of neighbouring components.

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Timing belts are fitted to engines with an overhead cam. The function of the timing belt is to open and close the intake valves and exhaust valves on an engine. The intake valve letting in fuel and the exhaust valve to expel gasses after combustion. A timing belt controls the movement of the valves to coincide with the motion of the pistons.