How To Replace A Timing Belt

June 27, 2024

What Does a Timing Belt Do

The timing belt keeps the camshaft and crankshaft turning at the correct rate.The crankshaft moves pistons up for compression and exhaust cycles, while the pistons move down for power and intake cycles. Depending on the vehicle make, a timing belt will also run the water pump, oil pump and injection pump.

Why Replace The Whole Timing Belt Kit

With the amount of labor required to access the timing belt, it is always a good idea to replace water pump, pulleys and tensioner, seals as they will already be removed or easy to replace during this repair. Hexautoparts has your replacement solution.

When A Timing Belt Must Be Replaced?

Car owners may seem reluctant to replace their timing belts due to their steep cost. Instead of being surprised when your timing belt goes out, you can plan ahead for the expense by recognizing one of these signs your timing belt needs to be replaced.

How To Replace A Timing Belt

Step 1: Remove all of the parts that might be blocking your access to the engine timing belt cover, such as the power steering pump, alternator, and air conditioning.

Step 2: Remove the cover and line up the timing marks.Check for proper alignment of the crank and camshaft timing marks. Check the area around the belt for signs of oil leakage.

Step 3: Loosen the mounting bolt(s) holding the belt tensioner using any special cam holding tools, while following the service manual.

Step 4: Slide the belt off the sprockets,replace with anew belt and reassemble. Don't forget to also replace the water pump, tensioners and pulleys while changing the belt itself.

Above is what you need to know about a timing belt, its function, and how to make sure you stay on top of its replacement. If you decide to do the job yourself to save timing belt kit replacement cost, make sure you follow each step of removal and reassembly perfectly, and research as much as possible on the job.

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