How to Fix a Broken Timing Belt?

Answer A timing belt makes sure that the valves in the engine open and close in proper relation (timing) to the pistons' up-and-down movement. Replacing the timing belt will keep the pistons moving in pr... Read More »

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What Are the Symptoms of a Broken Timing Belt on a 1998 Contour?

The 1998 Ford Contour was a mid-size sedan that was sold in North America from 1995 to 2000. There were a variety of trim levels produced, all of which either had a 2.0 L inline-4 cylinder or a 2.5... Read More »

How to Tell If the Timing Belt Has Broken in a 1992 Honda Accord?

A broken timing belt in a 1992 Honda Accord will leave you stranded. Honda uses an interference engine on this model. This means that if the timing belt breaks, the valves are likely to contact the... Read More »

How to Replace a Broken 1987 Nissan Maxima Timing Belt?

The 1987 Nissan Maxima's timing belt normally lasts for 60,000 miles, after which it must be changed to ensure that your engine continues to run properly. The timing belt is mounted on pulleys and ... Read More »

Does the 1999 Chevy Prizm have a timing belt or timing chain?

The 1999 Chevy Prizm does have a timing chain (not a timing belt). Generally, timing chains last longer than timing belts. The timing belt needs to be checked out at least every five years and it n... Read More »