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My car is at 188,00 and it is starting to make a noice how would I know if it is the timing belt?

How would i know when my car needs a timing belt changed?

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If you refer to your vehicles manual which you can get at an auto parts store it will tell you to replace your timing belt about every 75,000 miles but you can easily make your vehicle last to your 188,000 miles off of the factory one. With this many miles though I think it is about time to replace yours. If you have good mechanical knowledge this would be a good weekend project but remember you have to time your motor once you take one off and put one back on and if you are hesitant about this job I would seek a professional. Timing is a major major factor to your motor and can become a daunting task if you do not know how to do it; just remember where your number 1 is on your distributor and it will be hard but not impossible. I wish you the best of luck with your endeavor.

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