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How to Tell If Your Timing Belt is Failing

How to Tell If Your Timing Belt is Failing

Just because your timing belt is tucked away and out of sight doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. The timing belt plays an essential role in your engine – it rotates the engine’s cam and crankshaft, so the cylinders can fire at the right time. While these belts are made of quality rubber, they don’t last forever. You should replace the timing belt on time. When your timing belt wears out, it may show the following symptoms: Ticking noise - A ticking sound means your timing belt is in serious trouble and requires a replacement soon.  Oil leak - When your timing belt looks bad, you may notice oil spotting or leaking. This occurs when the gasket between the engine block and the timing belt cover wears out. Exhaust fumes - Excess exhaust smoke can mean various things, including a worn timing belt. In simple terms, your engine is working with a lot of stress. Therefore, you should check on your timing belt. Trouble turning over engine - When your timing ... read more

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