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Changing a timing belt

I don't have a owners manual for my car, and need to know how to check and change my timing belt.

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  • tendaa1 Feb 10, 2009

    The reason why I ask is because, my Fiance recently made repairs to to my engine,fixing my lifters. Now when try to start the car it's turning over and getting spark, but apparently now gas is flooding the spark plugs.So now we're wondering if it could be the timing belt.



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If you are going to try changing it yourself you are going to need a repair manual. Owners manual do not have this kind of information in them. You must follow the repair procedure exactly or you can damage your engine. To check the belt you must remove the front engine covers. Mazda recommends to inspect the belt at 60,000 and replace at 105,000.

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