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Re: Timing belt change frequency
It is not 100,000 miles it should be replaced every 60,000 miles or six years. this is an interference engine,which means if belt skips or breaks.engine damage will occur,piston to valve damage. $$$$$. hope this helps.
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I assume you are replacing the belt and also the waterpump, the waterpump is what tightens the timing belt, it spins in the housing in an oval shaped housing and tightens or loosens the belt, you need to loosen the waterpump bolts and rotate the pump to tighten the timing belt, make sure theres a small amount of slack in the belt after you tighten it, you dont what the belt too tight, you should be able to grab belt and move in and out an inch. heres a diagram to make sure all timing marks are lined up. note if the timing belt is being replaced you really should install a new waterpump and check the timing pulleys. good day.
It is personal taste. Some places recommend that timing CHAINS be replaced every 90K-100K, but others drive until there is some change in their engine performance that would indicate the timing chain and then change it. Since you have the timing chain and not the timing belt it is up to you.
Generally, I will replace timing chains IF I have to pull my engine out of the car for any reason, but won't change it at set intervals.
When you have everything taken apart the markings should be on the pulleys and the crank. Do you know what the correct timing is for the engine? If not go buy a Haynes manual and they will have all you need to do the job. Haynes is a lot less expensive then the factory manual. Make sure you drain the oil and anti freeze also, or you will have a mess on your hands.
Depends on your engine, the 1.6 Korean engine used the water pump as a tensioner and idler. The 2.0 had separate tensioners. And the V6 had a chain. The tensioners are not hard to find, you need to remove the front covers to get to them. If you are changing the belt and tensioner, I would do the water pump too. You have it open, might as well. Hope this helps.