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Drive Belt I have 98,000 miles on my 2000 MPV. Should I change the drive belt just to be on the safe side?

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How does the belt look, and when was it last changed? If it's the original or shows signs of splits or cracks, yes, change it, preventative maintenance is much better than having it break and getting stranded somewhere, and maybe even overheating the engine. countrycurt0

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The 2000 mpv uses a timing chain, not a belt. You don't need a replacement.

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