Timing Belt

Replacing The Timing Belt

It's not easy to know in advance when your timing belt is going to break. When your timing belt does break, will it cause extra damage, or just leave you stranded? On some engines with interference valve configuration, the valves and piston share the same space. They never connect unless the timing belt skips or breaks. If that happens you can spend a lot of money for ancillary damages. Some timing belts are chains. In general, timing belts should be replaced or adjusted every 50,000 to 70,000 miles. If a timing belt is loose or worn, then it could slip and change the valve timing. If that happens your vehicle performance could be affected, the engine might not start, or engine damage could occur. Check your vehicle recommended maintenance schedule.

Here are some of the recommended replacement suggestions. Your car's manual should override this chart.
 

Make Engine Interference Maint Interval
Acura 1.6 Yes N/A
  1.7 Yes 90,000
  1.8 Yes 90,000
  2.2 2.3 Yes 90,000
  2.5 5 Cylinder Yes 90,000
  2.5 6 Cylinder Yes 90,000
  2.7 Yes 90,000
  3.0 Yes 90,000
  3.2 Yes 90,000
  3.2 SLX Yes 90,000
  3.5 Yes 90,000
  3.5 SLX No 90,000
       
Audi 1.6 No 60,000
  1.7 No 60,000
  1.8 SOHC No 60,000
  1.8 DOHC Yes 60,000
  2.0 Gas No 60,000
  2.0 Diesel Yes 60,000
  2.2 2.3 No 60,000
  2.7 Yes 60,000
  2.8 Yes 60,000
  3.7 Yes 60,000
  4.2 Yes 60,000
       
BMW 2.5 Yes 60,000
  2.7 Yes 60,000
       
Chrysler 1.4 Yes 60,000
  1.6 SOHC Yes 60,000
  1.6 DOHC Yes 60,000
  1.7 No N/A
  1.8 Yes 60,000
  2.0 SOHC No 60,000
  2.0 DOHC Yes 60,000
  2.2 No 90,000
  2.3 Yes 50,000
  2.4 SOHC Yes N/A
  2.4 DOHC Yes 60,000
  2.5 4cyl No 90,000
  2.5 6 cyl Yes 90,000
  3.0 SOHC No N/A
  3.0 DOHC Yes 90,000
  3.2 Yes 90,000
  3.5 No N/A
       
Daewoo 1.5 No 60,000
  1.6 No 60,000
  2.0 Yes 72,000
  2.0 CA Yes 102,000
  2.2 Yes 72,000
  2.2 CA Yes 102,000
       
Daihatsu 1.0 Yes 60,000
  1.3 Yes 60,000
  1.6 Yes 60,000
       
Ford 1.3 No 60,000
  1.6 SOHC Yes 60,000
  1.6 DOHC No 60,000
  1.8 No 60,000
  1.9 No NA
  2.0 SOHC-Gas No 100,000
  2.0 DOHC-Gas Yes 60,000
  2.0 Diesel Yes NA
  2.2 Yes 50,000
  2.3 SOHC No NA
  2.3 Diesel Yes NA
  2.5-4C No NA
  2.5-6C No 30,000
  3.0 SOHC Yes 60,000
  3.0 SHO No 60,000
  3.2 SHO No 60,000
  3.3 Yes 60,000
       
Geo 1.0 Yes 60,000
  1.3 Yes 100,000
  1.5 Yes 60,000
  1.6 SOHC No 60,000
  1.6 No NA
  1.6 SOHC-8V No 60,000
  1.6 SOHC-16V Yes NA
  1.6 DOHC Prizm Yes 60,000
  1.6 DOHC Storm Yes NA
  1.8 DOHC Prizm Yes 60,000
  1.8 DOHC Storm Yes 60,000
       
GM 1.0 Yes 60,000
  1.3 Yes 60,000
  1.4 Yes NA
  1.5 No 60,000
  1.6 No NA
  1.6 Tracker Yes NA
  1.8 G No NA
  1.8 D Yes NA
  2.0 No NA
  2.2 Yes 60,000
  2.3 No NA
  3.0 Yes 60,000
  3.4 No 60,000
       
Honda 1.2 Yes NA
  1.3 Yes 60,000
  1.5 Yes 60,000
  1.6 Yes 90,000
  1.8 Yes 60,000
  2.0 SOHC Yes 90,000
  2.0 DOHC Yes 90,000
  2.1 Yes 90,000
  2.2 SOHC Yes 90,000
  2.2 DOHC Yes 90,000
  2.2 Passport Yes 75,000
  2.3 Yes 90,000
  2.6 Yes 75,000
  2.7 Yes 90,000
  3.0 Yes 105,000
  3.2 Yes 75,000
  3.5 Yes 90,000
       
Hyundai All Yes 60,000
       
Infiniti 3.0 Yes 60,000
  3.3 Yes 105,000
       

 

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