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Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt

Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt

The timing belt is the part of your car's engine that rotates the crankshaft and camshaft in sync and ensures that every cylinder fires when it is supposed to. It is made of nylon-reinforced cords encased in high-quality rubber. However, it is exposed to high forces inside the engine that wear it out. Here are signs that the timing belt requires replacement. The Engine Makes Ticking Noise Manufacturers attach the timing belt to a series of pulleys that leads to the crankshaft. The crankshaft powers connecting rods while the camshaft manages the cylinder head valves. If the belt wears out, it starts to create a repeated ticking noise inside the motor. While the sound can also be a sign that the engine does not have enough lubrication, it is usually a symptom of an aging timing belt. The Engine Does Not Turn On If you hear a starter motor engage when you turn the ignition key, but the engine does not roar to life, the timing belt could be the cul ... read more

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