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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt
Common signs include a squealing noise from the front of the vehicle, power steering and AC not working, engine overheating, and cracks on the belt.
How Long Does a Serpentine/Drive Belt Last?
In order to operate, your car needs more than just a working engine and transmission. The “accessories” attached to the engine aren’t really optional. For instance, you need the alternator to...
What Do the Belts on the Front of an Engine Do?
The accessory belt, which is located on the front of the engine, is an important part that controls the function of the vehicle. It may also be called the serpentine belt, which is a...
How to Buy a Good Quality Serpentine/Drive Belt
Serpentine belts are one of those odd components that just help everything else inside the vehicle hang together and just work by helping everything else become synchronized. The serpentine drive belt connects...
How to Buy a Good Quality Drive Belt Tensioner
The drive belt – also known as a serpentine belt – keeps important components of your car’s accessory system running smoothly. The power steering, air conditioning, and sometimes even the water pump,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump Pulley
Common signs include physical damage to the water pump pulley, extensive wear on the water pump, grinding sounds, and the engine overheating.
How to Replace a Belt in Your Car
When your engine is running, it creates power that is used for more than just accelerating. The engine’s power turns a belt on the front of the engine that...
Why Timing Belts Have Teeth and How They Work
Timing belts are used in any number of mechanical devices, but you most often think of this type of toothed belt in connection with your car or truck, where it serves to drive...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Timing Gears (Gear To Gear)
Common signs include rattling noises from the engine, a rough running or backfiring engine, and an engine that does not run.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Belt
Common signs include a ticking noise coming from the engine, an engine that won't turn over, engine misfires, and oil leaking in front of the motor.
How to Buy a Good Quality Timing Belt
You car’s timing belt is a big part of what makes your car run smoothly. This belt is responsible for controlling the camshafts that are in the engine. It closes and opens...
How Long Does a Timing Belt Last?
The timing belt on your vehicle is responsible for coordinating the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so the valves in your engine open and close at the right times, and...
How Long Do the Timing Gears Last?
The timing gears work with the timing belt and chains in the engine to ensure your vehicle runs smoothly. The gears are connected to the crankshaft at one end and the camshaft...
How to Check a Faulty Timing Belt Tensioner
The timing belt is a critical part of the automotive engine; if it breaks, it can cause some serious damage. The belt can break due to a number of...
How to Replace a Timing Belt
Timing belt replacements are a common automotive technician job. Find out how to replace the timing belt on a car with this step-by-step guide.
Why Timing Belt Replacements Can Be Tricky
Methods for changing a timing belt vary based on the type of belt. Service and maintenance should be done based on the manufacturer's recommendation.

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time belt
Unfortunately it is impossible to even guess how far or long you can drive the vehicle for. If it is the timing belt itself making noise, then odds are it is because it has stretched and/or frayed considerably. If that's...
Distinguish timing belt and drive belt
The drive belt is visible when you open the hood. Some cars have multiple belts. Some have one belt that "drives" all the external engine components like the water pump, a/c compressor, alternator, and power steering pump. The timing belt...
Replace new timing chain but the pulley don't wanna move in circle
Hi there. In many cases, the issue of having the pulley's not align during a timing chain installation are caused by either rushing the job, not properly tightening the attachments, or the pulley itself being damaged. It's very common for...
Car is knocking when I hit the gas
Hello. Is the Check Engine Light on? A loud knocking noise coming from the engine is not typically a good sign. First, check to make sure all fluids are are the right level, especially the oil. Metal shavings on the...
Timing belt broke.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This engine is listed as an interference motor. This means the engine is likely to bend the valves if the timing belt breaks. The only way to verify if the valves are bent is to...
Timing belt maintenance
The timing belt should be replaced at 100,000 miles. It takes a professional about 3 hours to replace the timing belt on your model. A novice will easily require double that time and maybe much more if you break a...
Car will not start after replacing timing belt, camshaft, crankshaft, and purge sensor
Hello and thank you for your question. Check the three essentials that an engine needs to run. Check the air, fuel, and spark. If the engine gets fuel and has a good solid pressure, has a good strong spark at...
Timing belt problem - 2004 Nissan Maxima
Actually yes it is normal. I will go through a few things that you may or may not have done and hopefully we can get your issue resolved. When you put your crankshaft pulley on did you use an impact?...
Just had timing chain replaced on 2012 qx56 and they called" -- dealer called and said while fixing the timing belt that my ac pum
Hi there. It does seem kind of suspicious that your vehicle went in with ac and now it doesn't work. I completely understand how you feel and hope to help you fix this. However, component failure can happen at any...
We have changed the fuel pump, air filter, battery, spark plugs on my nissan xtrail and the car still wont start
Hi. I'm thinking you have a broken timing belt causing the SUV not to start. If the timing belt breaks the engine jumps time and the engine has to be in time for it run. If the timing belt is...
At what mileage should I get my timing chain replaced?
Your Lexus IS250 uses a timing chain rather than a timing belt. Fortunately, the timing chain does not require regular maintenance like the belts typically do. Just be sure to perform regular services on your car such as oil changes,...
Change timing belt now or later
Hey there. The timing belt is designed to last a long time and most vehicles recommend replacement between 60,000 to 120,000 miles. If your vehicle recommends a replacement interval of 90,000 miles then you should have it done at or...
How do I know if the timing belt has been replaced?
You are correct in that the car fax may not necessarily always indicate every service performed as not all shops report the services they perform. Unfortunately, there is no definitive way to tell for sure whether or not the timing...
Car still won't start even after replacing battery and checking fuses
If I am reading your symptom description correctly, the engine died at speed, the Check Engine light came on, and the engine now turns over but won't actually start despite a new battery. First item to check are the...
Timing belt ripped Mercedes benz e500 w211 2005
I think what your referring to as the timing belt is the serpentine drive belt. It's the belt that runs all the accessories on the front of the engine. Power steering, Air conditioning, alternator are all driven by this single...
Timing belt ripped and after weird loud sound
Good question. I don't think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it'll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump...
How many belts & timing belt
This depends on which engine your car is equipped with. For your 2007 Toyota Highlander, there were two options: Highlanders manufactured from 2001 to 2007 with a V6 engine require a new belt every 60k miles. Secondly, 4-cylinder...
2006 Jetta gli timing belt broke while driving on highway, valves damaged is it worth fixing
The car is worth between $5500 and $6500 with a running motor. If you spend $3500 to fix it then sell it outright you may profit about $2000 to $3000. If you trade it you may get $4500 or less...
Timing belt broke
I believe that you are right: your drive belt is broken. Unfortunately, this happens to everyone at some point. The best course of action is just to replace the belt. I don't believe anything happened to any internal engine parts...
My 05 Chrysler300 5.7 hemi ran hot because my belt was loose and cranks but won't start
If your belt isn't tight like it should be, your alternator probably isn't charging your battery properly. If it continues after you replace your belt, you may want to look into replacing your alternator. If your belt isn't tight even...

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