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All timing belts need to be replaced at some point, the miles varies from make to make, anything from 60,000-105,000 miles, tell me your engine size and I will tell you if it has a belt and when it needs to be replaced.

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My drive belt frayed away and came off..i would like to replace with a new one..my timing belt is ok..the drive belt runs the alternater,power steering and runs off the camshaft..does the drive belt need...


that is an accessory belt. no year car stated or make. wow.
it dont run off any cam shaft sorry, you sound very confused.

the cam belt must be replaced at 60,000 miles.
and is timed,
the accessory belts are not timed.
all are precision tensioned. to achieve max life span.

what car, what year, what size engine.
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Oct 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I'm instaling a timing belt on a 04 aveo and i don't know how to reset the timing marcks.


This site i have attached is everything you need. Your going to need to replace driving belt as well since it is needed to remove dust covers for timing belt. If you have had the belt snap while on either ideling or driving you will probably need to buy a whole complete cylinder head. Cheaper then replacing valves and cracked cylinder head. Look in craigslist to have a mechanic to come to you and replace belts. Chevy will charge you too much. At least craigslist will have people that come to you and help after hours. jr93657@yahoo.com
http://www.aa1car.com/library/timing_belt_aveo.htm

Apr 18, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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My daughter has a 2004 Kia Optima with 82k miles. I don't believe the drive belt has ever been replaced. Is it overdue?


Are you talking about the accessory drive belt or the ignition timing belt?

In any event, if you're confident it is the original, then by all means replace it.

My point in asking about which belt has to do with difficulty of repair. You should be able to replace the accessory drive belt yourself, but you should consider having a mechanic do the ignition timing belt.

Good luck

Jan 02, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima

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My Sonata GL is at 105K; in the maintenance schedule it is recommended to replace the timing belt. 1) If this particular belt breaks what would be the damage? 2) How much leeway do I have, eg.:100 miles,...


Timing belts are typically only used on overhead camshaft engines. Timing belts are used to synchronize the crankshaft with the camshaft, similar to a timing chain on an overhead valve (pushrod) engine. Unlike a timing belt, a timing chain will normally last the life of the engine without needing service or replacement. Timing belts use raised teeth to mesh with sprockets to operate the valvetrain of an overhead camshaft engine.

Whenever a vehicle with an unknown service history comes into your repair facility or is recently purchased, here are some points that should be asked to help prevent costly engine damage:

* Does the owner know if, or when the belt was replaced-
* If the vehicle purchased is used, or the condition and mileage of the last timing belt replacement are unknown, it is recommended to inspect, replace or at least inform the owner that the vehicle is equipped with a timing belt.
* Note the mileage of the vehicle. The average replacement interval for a timing belt is approximately 60,000 miles (96,000 km).


Inspection

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation

1. Raise and support the vehicle.
2. Remove the engine splash shield.
3. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to release the drive belt tension.
4. Remove the drive belt from the alternator.
5. Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.
6. Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive pulleys.

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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing - 2.4L engines

To install:

1. Install the drive belt to the accessory drive pulley.
2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise.
3. Install the drive belt to the alternator.
4. Ensure the drive belt is properly aligned and seated into the grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.
5. Slowly release the drive belt tensioner
6. Install the engine splash shield.
7. Lower the vehicle.


Hope helps.

Dec 22, 2010 | 2005 Hyundai Sonata

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Need diagram to put timingbelt on 2001 kia sportage


prev.gif next.gif Timing Belt Removal & Installation SOHC To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove fresh air duct.
  3. Drain engine coolant into an appropriate container and retighten radiator drain plug.
  4. Remove upper radiator hose.
  5. Remove fan clutch assembly bolts.
  6. Remove 5 cooling fan shroud bolts.
  7. Remove fan shroud and fan as an assembly.
  8. Loosen alternator mounting bolts and remove drive belt from pulley.
  9. Remove fan pulley.
  10. Remove 4 cooling fan assembly bolts.
  11. Remove cooling fan assembly.
  12. Remove 4 bolts and upper timing belt cover.
  13. Remove 2 lower bolts and lower timing belt cover.
  14. Loosen adjusting bolt and remove A/C belt.
  15. Remove alternator belt.
  16. Loosen power steering pump lock bolt and mounting bolt.
  17. Remove drive belt from crankshaft damper. Camshaft timing marks kia-03-20-7032.gif

  18. Turn crankshaft until timing mark on front housing and the arrow "2" on the camshaft pulley align.
  19. Remove 5 bolts and remove damper.
  20. Remove timing belt guide from timing belt pulley.
  21. Loosen tensioner lock bolt.
  22. Pry tensioner away from timing belt and tighten lock bolt to relieve tension on the timing belt. NOTE: Mark the direction of timing belt rotation on the belt if it is being reused.
  23. Remove timing belt.
To Install:
Timing belt pulley timing marks kia-03-20-7035.gif

NOTE: Timing belt pulley timing mark and timing mark must be aligned.
Camshaft timing marks kia-03-20-7032.gif

NOTE: The arrow at "2" on camshaft pulley must be aligned with timing mark on front housing.
Timing belt installation kia-03-20-7036.gif

  1. Install timing belt with minimal slack from timing belt pulley to water pump and from water pump to camshaft pulley.
  2. Loosen tensioner lock bolt until tension is applied to timing belt. CAUTION
    Do not turn crankshaft counterclockwise.
  3. Turn crankshaft pulley 2 full turns clockwise and ensure timing marks are properly aligned.
  4. Tighten tensioner lock bolt to 33 ft lb (45 Nm).
  5. Apply a force of 21 lb to timing belt midway between idler pulley and camshaft pulley.
    • Deflection should measure 0.43-0.51 inch (11-13 mm)
    NOTE: if timing belt deflection is incorrect remove timing belt and install NEW tensioner spring.
  6. Install timing belt guide.
  7. Install crankshaft damper pulley.
  8. Install 5 crankshaft damper pulley bolts. Tighten bolts to 132 in lb (15 Nm).
  9. Install power steering pump drive belt.
  10. Adjust power steering pump drive belt tension and tighten lock bolt and mounting bolt.
  11. Install alternator drive belt.
  12. Install A/C drive belt.
  13. Install lower timing belt cover and bolts. Tighten bolts to 84 in lb (10 Nm).
  14. Install upper timing belt cover and bolts. Tighten bolts to 84 in lb (10 Nm).
  15. Install cooling fan assembly and 4 bolts. Tighten bolts to 27 ft lb (37 Nm).
  16. Install fan pulley.
  17. Install fan clutch and shroud as an assembly. Tighten bolts to 74 in lb (8 Nm).
  18. Tighten 4 cooling fan nuts to 16 ft lb (22 Nm).
  19. Adjust alternator belt tension and tighten alternator mounting bolts.
  20. Install upper radiator hose.
  21. Install fresh air duct.
  22. Connect battery negative cable.
  23. Refill/bleed cooling system.
DOHC To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove fresh air duct.
  3. Remove 5 cooling fan shroud bolts and 4 thermo-modulated fan nuts.
  4. Remove 4 thermo-modulated fan shroud fasteners.
  5. Remove generator drive belt.
  6. Remove fan pulley (located above crankshaft pulley).
  7. Remove 4 bolts and splash shield (located under front of vehicle).
  8. Remove A/C drive belt and power steering drive belt. Timing Belt Removal kia-03-20-7097.gif

  9. Remove 5 bolts and upper timing belt cover.
  10. Remove 2 bolts and lower timing belt cover.
  11. Loosen tensioner lock bolt and pivot tensioner pulley outboard.
  12. Retighten tensioner lock bolt. NOTE: Mark timing belt for rotation if it is being reused.
  13. Remove timing belt.
To Install:
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  1. Align marks on timing belt pulley and pump body. Camshaft pulley alignment marks 79245g28.gif

  2. Align marks on camshaft pulleys with alignment marks on seal plate.
  3. Install timing belt. NOTE: No looseness should exist on the tension side and at the camshaft pulleys.
  4. Loosen tensioner lock bolt.
  5. Turn crankshaft 2 revolutions in direction of rotation and check that timing marks are still in alignment.
  6. Tighten timing belt tension lock bolt to 27-38 ft lb (32-52 Nm).
  7. Apply a force of 22 lbs to timing belt between camshaft sprockets.
    • Belt deflection should measure 0.30-0.33 in (7.5-8.5 mm)
    NOTE: Replace tensioner spring if timing belt deflection is excessive.
    Timing Belt Installation kia-03-20-7097.gif

  8. Install lower timing belt cover.
  9. Install upper timing belt cover.
  10. Install power steering drive belt and adjust belt tension.
  11. Install fan pulley.
  12. Install generator drive belt and adjust belt tension.
  13. Install A/C drive belt and adjust belt tension.
  14. Install splash guard.
  15. Install fan and fan shroud.
  16. Install 4 fan bolts. Tighten to 24 ft lb (33 Nm).
  17. Install fan shroud mounting bolts.
  18. Install fresh air duct.
  19. Connect hose to resonance chamber.
  20. Connect battery negative cable.

Aug 02, 2010 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Should I change timing belt/water pump


Your 1997 Toyota with the 3.4 L V6 is an interference engine. This means if the belt breaks serious engine damage will occur. The belt must be replaced at 90,000 miles or 10 years under normal conditions and 60,000 under severe conditions. So, you need to have the belt replaced immediately as you are over the maximum of the belt's life. I would not drive this vehicle anywhere except to a trusted mechanic to have the belt replaced. The same belt that drives the cam also drives the water pump. In order to replace the water pump the cam belt must be removed. For that reason and the fact that the pump will not last 180,000 miles I highly recommend you have the water pump replaced at the same time as the cam belt. This will save you on labor cost later on when the pump would fail. Plus it might save more if the engine overheats. As you are going to replace the water pump this is a great time to drain and flush the cooling system and replace the thermostat which may or may not have been done in the past. You also will need to replace the spark plugs if that has never been done. Remember this is an INTERFERENCE engine. Keep driving the vehicle without replacing the belt and you are driving a time bomb that can explode at any time. Hope this is helpful to you.

Jan 11, 2010 | 1997 Toyota 4Runner

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Does the nissan quest 1999 timing belt needs to be


The Quest has a non interference engine meaning that should the belt break the engine would just die without breaking anything. Nissan recommends 105K for changing but that depends on the way the vehicle was driven (driving habits), road conditions etc. If driving on roads for e.g. that are hilly, it labors the engine more thus shortens the lifespan of the belt according to mfg.

Dec 03, 2009 | 1999 Nissan Quest

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1999 kia sportage timing marks


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Align marks on timing belt pulley and pump body.

Camshaft pulley alignment marks
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  1. Align marks on camshaft pulleys with alignment marks on seal plate.
  2. Install timing belt. NOTE: No looseness should exist on the tension side and at the camshaft pulleys.
  3. Loosen tensioner lock bolt.
  4. Turn crankshaft 2 revolutions in direction of rotation and check that timing marks are still in alignment.
  5. Tighten timing belt tension lock bolt to 27-38 ft lb (32-52 Nm).
  6. Apply a force of 22 lbs to timing belt between camshaft sprockets.
  7. Belt deflection should measure 0.30-0.33 in (7.5-8.5 mm)
  8. NOTE: Replace tensioner spring if timing belt deflection is excessive.
Timing Belt Installation


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  1. Install lower timing belt cover.
  2. Install upper timing belt cover.
  3. Install power steering drive belt and adjust belt tension.
  4. Install fan pulley.
  5. Install generator drive belt and adjust belt tension.
  6. Install A/C drive belt and adjust belt tension.
  7. Install splash guard.
  8. Install fan and fan shroud.
  9. Install 4 fan bolts. Tighten to 24 ft lb (33 Nm).
  10. Install fan shroud mounting bolts.
  11. Install fresh air duct.
  12. Connect hose to resonance chamber.
  13. Connect battery negative cable.

Jul 26, 2009 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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2002 XG350 - Do I need new timing and drive belts?


timing belt and most drive belts are good for 70,000miles, i think the mechanic trying to take you for a ride, as for the drive belts inspect them if there is any cracking ware marks etc replace them but seriously if they look like new which they should with only that many miles would not need replacing.

May 14, 2009 | 2004 Hyundai XG350

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DRIVE BELT ON 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY


If you are referring to the vehicle having a "Timing Belt", no, it does not have one.
The 2002 Camry 4 cylinder has a Timing CHAIN, and does not need to be replaced.

Oct 28, 2008 | 2002 Toyota Camry

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