Category Archive: Timing Belts/ Chains

Timing Belt Change at 250k Miles

Car Information:
Nissan Quest
Year: 1994
Engine Size: V6
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: My car has 250,000 plus miles on it and I was wondering if it’s worth the time and money to get a timing belt change, or should I just run it until it goes south on me?

Answer:
Here are some things to look for to see if you can get some more service out of it without breaking the bank:

  • The transmission is ok.
  • The A/C still works.
  • The engine doesn’t sound like its coming apart or using a lot of oil.
  • The engine mounts are still intact.
  • The brake system is ok.
  • The steering rack isn’t pouring fluid.
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Honda Accord Timing Belts

Car Information:
Honda Accord EX
Year: 2002
Engine Size: 4 cycle, 4.3L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I bought my car at 80K. It’s now 98K, the alt belt looks new, so is it worth (cost-wise) to check the timing belt? And what’s the cost of the Timing Belt service, belts, water pump, etc, do you also replace any seals, balancer seal, and oil pump seal?

Answer:
It would be in your best interest to have the cover removed and the belt inspected. Since it’s due or if it’s been done it should be easy to tell if the components are new!

If it needs the service the following is included:

Cam shaft seals, Crank shaft seal, balancer shaft seal, Timing belt, Water pump, Water pump O’ ring seal, Idler pulley / Tension #1, Idler pulley #2, A/C belt, P/S belt, Alt belt, Coolant, Parts and labor $853.03

This comes with a 5 year 80,000 mile nation wide warranty.

For professional auto repair and auto services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Timing Belt on PT Cruiser

Car Information:
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 2.4 4 cylinder
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:

The car only has 38K miles on it. My question is do I need to change the timing belt as the manual says to change after 8 years or 120,000 miles. Given the minimal usage, am I at risk by not changing it yet?

Thank you very much.

Answer:
A 9 year old timing belt is like a 9 year old tire! I don’t trust either one!

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Lincoln Timing Belt or Chain?

Car Information:
Lincoln Towncar
Year: 2002
Engine Size: V8
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:

Does my car have timing belt or chain? If Belt, the car more than likely needs to be changed what would be the cost. Also the recall item of auto off of the speed control.

Answer:
Your engine uses 2 timing chains and should only be serviced if you hear a rattling noise during cold engine start up. Just look in your owners manual and see the maintenance schedule for your current mileage. If any services are outstanding let us know and we will be glad to help you.

For professional auto repair and services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Timing Chains

Car Information:
Lincoln Towncar
Year: 2002
Engine Size: V8
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Does my car have timing belt or chain. If belt the car more than likely needs to be changed what would be the cost. Also the recall item of auto off of the speed control.

Answer:
Your engine uses 2 timing chains and should only be serviced if you here a rattling noise during cold engine start up, Just look in your owners manual and see the maintenance schedule for your current mileage if any services are outstanding let us know and we will be glad to help you

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.


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