Timing belt replacement
If your vehicle has over 100,000 km on it, there is a chance for the timing belt be worn-out. It can be dangerous to have a worn-out timing belt for when it breaks your engine might be destroyed.
The timing belt’s timing range is typically 50,000 km to 250,000 km, or 3-10 years. In most cases, the replacement period is specified in the owner’s handbook.
What is the purpose of the timing belt?
It’s a tiny toothed belt that runs from the camshaft to the crankshaft and controls valve timing. It’s tough and can withstand a lot of punishment, but it won’t stay forever. If it fails, the pistons slam into the open valves, destroying the engine and piling up expensive repair bills.
When should you change the belt?
Timing belt replacement is part of routine car maintenance and should be done between 115,000 and 180,000 km.
The manifold chain is rarely changed, but it should be tightened on a regular basis.
The tensioner should be replaced on a regular basis. The chain can jump one tooth if the tensioner is not repaired. The engine will lose a lot of power as a result of this, but it may start without harm. Some manufacturers, for example, suggest changing the cam chain every 300,000 kilometers.
When do you know something is wrong with the belt?
If you recognize any of the following, you should take your automobile to our auto repair shop:
- Starting the vehicle is difficult. This may happen for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause is incorrect ignition timing.
- Exhaust is visible. If your vehicle emits heavy smoke from the exhaust, the gasoline isn’t burning correctly, probably because the valves aren’t opening or shutting quickly enough.
- Engine vibrations are unusual. When the timing belt is stretched or missing teeth, the engine’s natural rhythm is disrupted, causing the car to shake or vibrate.
- Engine leaks and overheats.
Although these are not clear signs of a faulty timing belt, if the vehicle operates hotter than it should or is leaking fluids, the belt will be overworked and may break unexpectedly.