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How Long Does a Serpentine/Drive Belt Last?
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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...
Bent Valves and Other Common Issues After a Timing Belt Snaps
Ignoring your timing belt can come with a high cost. Timing belts don’t often snap, but when they do, it can cause...
Bent Valves and Other Common Issues After a Timing Belt Snaps
Ignoring your timing belt can come with a high cost. Timing belts don’t often snap, but when they do, it can cause...
Bent Valves and Other Common Issues After a Timing Belt Snaps
Ignoring your timing belt can come with a high cost. Timing belts don’t often snap, but when they do, it can cause...
Bent Valves and Other Common Issues After a Timing Belt Snaps
Ignoring your timing belt can come with a high cost. Timing belts don’t often snap, but when they do, it can cause...
Understanding All the Drive Belts in Your Car
Your car’s engine has a number of mechanical parts attached to it that perform essential functions like delivering power (the alternator), cooling...
Understanding All the Drive Belts in Your Car
Your car’s engine has a number of mechanical parts attached to it that perform essential functions like delivering power (the alternator), cooling...
Understanding All the Drive Belts in Your Car
Your car’s engine has a number of mechanical parts attached to it that perform essential functions like delivering power (the alternator), cooling...
What Is the Difference Between a Timing Belt and a Timing Chain?
What are timing belts and timing chains, and how do they differ from one another? Well, the simple answer is that one is...
What Is the Difference Between a Timing Belt and a Timing Chain?
What are timing belts and timing chains, and how do they differ from one another? Well, the simple answer is that one is...
Common Signs Your Drive Belt Needs Replacement
A car drive or serpentine belt keeps your engine running smoothly. Unusual noises from the engine and visible belt wear means it needs replacement.
Common Signs Your Drive Belt Needs Replacement
A car drive or serpentine belt keeps your engine running smoothly. Unusual noises from the engine and visible belt wear means it needs replacement.
Common Signs Your Drive Belt Needs Replacement
A car drive or serpentine belt keeps your engine running smoothly. Unusual noises from the engine and visible belt wear means it needs replacement.
What Do the Belts on the Front of an Engine Do?
Car serpentine belts power multiple parts like the power steering pump and air conditioning. A broken engine belt can cause damage to components.
What Do the Belts on the Front of an Engine Do?
Car serpentine belts power multiple parts like the power steering pump and air conditioning. A broken engine belt can cause damage to components.
How Does a Timing Belt Work?
The The timing belt is a belt made of rubber that keeps your camshaft and your crankshaft synchronized so that your valve timing is always right. Some vehicles have a timing chain instead of a belt, but it serves the...
How Does a Timing Belt Work?
The The timing belt is a belt made of rubber that keeps your camshaft and your crankshaft synchronized so that your valve timing is always right. Some vehicles have a timing chain instead of a belt, but it serves the...
How Engine Timing Works
Your Your car engine consists of a number of rapidly moving parts, including a crankshaft, camshaft, pistons, engine valves, rods and pulleys. As the piston moves up and down, the valves move correspondingly, in and out. The crankshaft spins, and...
How Engine Timing Works
Your Your car engine consists of a number of rapidly moving parts, including a crankshaft, camshaft, pistons, engine valves, rods and pulleys. As the piston moves up and down, the valves move correspondingly, in and out. The crankshaft spins, and...

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When should I replace the timing belt?
Thanks for asking! For your year, model, and engine size, the timing belt is scheduled to be serviced every 60,000 miles. Your timing belt is definitely due. This is a very important service and must be performed on a regular...
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When should I change my timing belt?
Hello. For the majority of vehicles, the timing belt should be changed every 100,000 miles or 160,000 kilometers. If you need help with this service, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can perform a timing belt replacement at your home or...
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Timing off in vehicle
In the interest of your safety, I would avoid driving your car. According to Chevrolet, the motor in that particular car is an interference engine. This means that, if the timing is off, the valves can make contact with the...
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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...
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Timing belt needs to be replaced
Your engine is an interference motor and will get damaged if the belt breaks. You can contact another mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, who can check and replace the timing belt for you.
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Timing belt broke
Hello. It sounds like you have interference motor that will need to be replaced. An interference motor is one that has very tight valve clearance between the cylinder head and the engine piston. If the timing belt breaks in this...
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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...
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Timing belt
Hello there, a noise after a timing belt repair is not considered normal in your 2009 Volkswagen. If the timing belt is whining, common faults would be a faulty timing belt idler, tensioner, or water pump. This vehicle should be...
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Timing belt
Hi there. You need to slowly move each of the sprockets into the correct position by hand. If you notice any binding then you need to stop so that nothing bends. Hopefully when you started it you didn't bend anything....
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the engine turns over but wont start
You may have a distributor that is not giving off spark or the timing belt or chain has jumped timing and the valves are hitting the pistons. This is dependent on the vehicle and engine you have. Some are equipped...
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The car cranks but it won't start
Fuel pressure and ignition spark need to be checked. Also, having fault codes checked in the engine computer is also necessary as hard faults that may prevent the vehicle starting could be stored. A faulty ground will generally be accompanied...
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Squealing
Hello, thank you for writing in. If any of your belts are bad or about you break you want to be careful driving. Breaking down makes you an easy target for negligent drivers and is dangerous. The timing belt breaking...
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Should I replace the timing belt?
Your engines timing belt is recommended to be replaced every 90,000 miles. If you cannot find proof that the timing belt was replaced at 90,000 miles then I would recommend timing belt be replaced. This engine is an interference motor...
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Service engine soon light
The code P0325 and P1447 may be problems with the evaporative emission charcoal canister and vent solenoid problem from charcoal getting into the solenoid and tripping the code P1447. Some owners also got the code P0325 for the knock sensor...
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Serpentine belt came off.
It sounds like you may have a broken serpentine belt or a idler pulley that may have caused the belt to fall off. I would suggest that you get a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to check all the...
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Replace timing belt.
Camshaft and Crankshaft position sensors are somewhat common failures seen in the Hyundai Santa Fe, mainly due to the temperature abuse they both receive inside of the engine. From extreme hot when the engine runs, to very cool ambient temperature...
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How Does a Timing Chain Work?
A timing chain works very similar to the chain on a bicycle. The timing chain has links that engage with the teeth on the crankshaft sprocket and camshaft sprockets. The chain ensures that the crankshaft and camshafts are in constant...
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How Does a Timing Chain Work?
A timing chain works very similar to the chain on a bicycle. The timing chain has links that engage with the teeth on the crankshaft sprocket and camshaft sprockets. The chain ensures that the crankshaft and camshafts are in constant...
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Head gaskets
The majority of the top end of the motor will in fact need to come apart in order to replace head gaskets. However, this would not necessarily be true for replacing only the timing belt.
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fuel pump
It's hard to specify without knowing the exact model of your vehicle, but I will say that $300 for a timing belt and $300 for a fuel pump both sound very fair, but you may be trading low price for...

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