Question about 1992 Mazda MX-3
The timing belt adjuster is automatic
if there is slack, the belt is beyond its service limits and should be replaced before failure
timing belt failure includes severe engine damage
crankshaft continues to rotate
one or more valves jam open,
jammed valves smash the piston crown on the next upstroke
large fragments of steel destroy the bottom end
Engine $thousands or Belt and adjuster kit $200
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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