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How to Tell If Your Car Needs a New Timing Belt

How to Tell If Your Car Needs a New Timing Belt

The timing of the combustion process is coordinated by a timing belt. This toothed belt connects the engine crankshaft to the camshafts. A car's engine cannot and will not function without a proper functioning time belt. Which leads us to our topic. Read on to learn more about timing belts and signs that you need a replacement. 1. Misfiring Engine Your car's engine is impacted negatively by a worn-out timing belt. It can lead to the engine misfiring.The belt will slip if it is worn or too loose, causing the cylinders to open and close earlier than they should. If the timing is incorrect, the engine will operate irregularly or not operate at all. Engine misfiring is a major indicator that your vehicle is due for a check up. 2. Ticking Noises from Engine A worn-out timing belt can cause weird ticking sounds from within the engine. It is also an indicator of low oil pressure which affects the timing belt. No or low engine oil means no or less oil pressure on the tensioner and ... read more

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