Timing belt failure symptoms-What should you look for?
Replacing your vehicles Timing Belt or Cam Belt as it’s also known, can sometimes be a costly exercise depending on what type of vehicle you have.
The labour costs of removing the existing belt and installing a new one, add to the cost, and sometimes other mechanical parts that are starting to fatigue are spotted and recommended to be replaced at the same
When all of these costs add up your bank balance can take a bit of a battering. Generally a Timing Belt replacement when installed by a mechanic on average can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours with the total cost somewhere in between $250 and $850.
Other causes of Timing Belt failure
- Foreign Body in Drive
- Belt crimped due to improper handling
- Seizure of driven component
- Worn Pulleys
- High and Low Temperature
- Oil Leaks
- Belt Misalignment
Some symptoms of an impending Timing Belt failure can be things such as excessive exhaust gases than normal, excessive engine vibration and strange engine noises, issues starting the vehicle.
So while replacing your Timing Belt does sound a little daunting, it definitely is a proactive way of saving yourself dollars in the future. We recommend that you purchase a good quality Gates Timing Belt or Kit. Gates are working with all Vehicle Manufactures globally to produce Timing Belts for all new makes and models and ensure that the belts they are producing are up to the exact specifications required by the Vehicle Manufactures. It’s what makes Gates the most trusted name in the world for belts.
Courtesy of Drive Belt Solutions