Auto Timing Belt Repair Plainfield Naperville Bolingbrook Romeoville Illinois
Does your engine have a timing belt? Have you ever changed your timing belt?
Have you heard what happens to your engine when your timing belt fails?
Can you afford a new engine? Do you want to pay for costly cylinder head repairs that could of been avoided? A auto timing belt, or cam belt , is a part of an internal combustion engine that controls the timing of the engine’s valves. The timing belt or chain connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which in turn controls the opening and closing of the engine’s valves.
Timing Belt Replacement
Certain engines with overhead camshafts have timing belts that have a limited life span. Car makers use these belts instead of more durable chains because chains are noisier and cost more to manufacture. Your vehicle owner’s manual will recommend at what mileage the timing belt MUST be replaced. These intervals range from every 60,000 miles to every 110,000 miles. To see what is recommended for your engine, check your owners manual or call us for a free educational estimate and break down on your vehicle’s timing belt system today!
Failure to replace the belt or chain can result in catastrophic engine failure!
Acura, Audi, Bmw, Chrysler, Daihatsu, Fiat, Ford, Gm, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo are all known victim’s in this failure. Which all in most cases could of been prevented. You brake it we fix it, is a motto.
Timing Belt Service Plainfield Naperville Bolingbrook IL
Some technicians may recommend that you replace the water pump during a timing belt job even if there is nothing wrong with it. This is because 90% of the labor to change the water pump has already been done with the timing belt job and some technicians consider it good insurance to replace the pump at this time. What happens when an interference engine’s timing belt breaks? The pistons will slam into the open valves and cause some costly damage.
Timing Belt Problems
Hands down, when a timing belt breaks is one of the most common causes of cars being towed into our shop. Don’t break it, maintain it. Symptoms of a timing belt starting to fail may include, a rough idle, hard starting, a backfiring condition, diesling (a situation in which your engine continues to run after your ignition has been shut off), loss of power, fast funny idle, there are a lot more possible issues but there is only so much time in my day.
It is critical to keep your timing belt system in good operating condition. A broken timing belt can cause major problems with your engine plus bank account. Timing belts are replaced as preventative maintenance for a reason. Do you want to waste money on a new or used replacement engine? Call today, don’t break your timing belt, maintain it.
Idling Problems - Is your engine misfiring at an idle? It could mean your distributor is worn out. A worn distributor can make it impossible to set your ignition timing accurately if at all.
Backfiring Problem – A backfiring issue is caused when unburned fuel explodes inside your exhaust system. Most backfiring issues are caused by carburetor problems, vacuum leaks, or incorrectly set valve lash. But it has also been known to be caused from incorrectly set timing. Sometimes it’s as easy a loose distributor. Time to stop by and time it up.
Dieseling Problem – Dieseling is when, after your ignition is switched off, your engine mimics the heavy loping sound of a diesel engine. Worn timing components are a big culprit to this issue. Surprisingly enough a loose distributor can also cause this exact issue.
Knocking Issue – A knocking or pinging sound when your engine is under load is sometimes caused by a condition known as detonation. Detonation is the spontaneous combustion of exhaust gas after your spark plug has fired. Detonation can lead to severe damage or even catastrophic engine failure. Does your vehicle have a knocking or pinging problem?