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Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt

Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt

If you have ever had the misfortune of driving a vehicle when the timing belt breaks, then you are well aware of the importance of this seldom talked about part. Without a functioning timing belt, you are not going to go anywhere. It is a critical part that permits the valves in your engine to work in conjunction with the pistons to keep everything functioning properly. Because the timing belt is so critical, it is important that you be able to identify the warning signs of a timing belt that may be worn out. 5 Signs That Your Timing Belt Should be Replaced While not an exhaustive list, the following five signs should alert you to the fact that you may need to have your timing belt replaced. Your engine fails to start - While there are many reasons why your engine will not turn over, a bad timing belt is often the guilty culprit. You hear a strange noise emanating from the engine - You may notice a strong sound that you never heard before coming from under the hood. That could be y ... read more

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