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Q: Timing belt

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Was wondering when I should change the timing belt

My car has 60000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If your vehicle has the 3.5 liter V6 as you...

If your vehicle has the 3.5 liter V6 as you listed, then there is no timing belt to worry about. That motor uses a timing chain, for which there is no service interval. It only needs to be addressed if there is a problem with the chain, or one of the tensioners or guides. That said, timing chains are lubricated by engine oil, so it’s crucial that you maintain proper oil level in the engine and change your oil regularly

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