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Do I need to replace the surpintine timing belt

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Manufacturers recommend that belts are replaced on mileage or age (about 60,000miles or 5 years). For the cost of the belt it's worth it, if a timing belt fails it generally means major engine work and on a 1999 vehicle it may write it off!

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