Timing belt was changed. Caused Engine check light turn on.
A local mechanic changed the timing belt at 108K miles. After driving home the engine check light came on. The fault was reset by the same mechanic only to have the light come back on later the same day. Car seem to run fine. What's up?
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yes it is... usually a timing belt or chain has to be changed every 100,000 miles... if it doesn't then it might crack of...then it might also bust the engine like your mechanic told you... if you did change it on 100,000 miles them i don't think what your mechanic said is true...it might be an electric problem... Good Luck!
Timing belt might have slipped a tooth causing the engine to misfire. Check that the crankshaft and camshaft is in the correct position and the tensioner is working properly. Ideally, if the timing belt is replaced, the tensioner and the water pump also has to be replaced. Or you might be able to just replace the spring for the tensioner. A less than $5 part.
I had a similiar issue (2001 Leganza 112,000 miles) ran great then died. Broken timing belt also bent 2 exhaust valves. Bought the timing belt kit (includes water pump, tensioner and 2 pulleys), top end gasket set, 16 valve lifters (8 of mine had collapsed) and 2 valves on Ebay.I found all the procedure documentation posted on line andI did the job myself for about $325 in parts cost. Runs great now!
Moral of the story....change that damn timing belt at the recommended interval of 60,000 miles!
P.S. Your problem sound like broken teeth on the belt. I would suggest a timing belt replacment and then a compression check of a all cylinders to see if any valves were bent - Good Luck!
they are good for well over 100k. If your engine is freewheeling (that is - if belt does break, no valve will hit the psiton), I would just keep driving it until it breaks or never does.
I am driving my 93 Villager until it breaks. over 150k right now, freewheeling engine.
As for cost, about $400 is my guess.
Ask your dealer service dept if it's freewheeling. check your owner manual too.
trust the guy who said the other guy was full of it, I doubt it is the timing belt at 72,000 miles, more likely the idle speed control motor needs to be cleaned or a you have a defective MAP or MAF sensor...
i have an 04 sorento with 108k and i am just now having the belt replaced, when i pulled it off it still looks brand new no cracks or scarring, i am the only owner it had 19 miles on it when it was bought.
Pup , I live in KY.