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Does the V6 3 liter engines in these vans have a timing chain on a belt

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Timing Belt , 3.8 litre engine same engine used in the NIssan Quest, mileage limits recommend changing at 105,000 miles... Change out water pump at the same time for convenience...

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It should have a timing belt. most V8's and up have chains.

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Does a 2005 cavalier have a timing belt or chain 2.2 and when do I change it?


This 2.2 Liter engine uses a Timing chain, timing chains are never replaced unless the engine is being overhauled, there is no periodic replacement required like a Timing belt. Engines that use chains are much more durable than those that use belts and last longer per dollar spent on maintenance costs. I wish I had a dollar for every ruined engine due to a failed rubber timing belt.

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Is 80000 miles the correct mileage for changing the timing belt(or chain} on a 2006 kia sedona lx v6 van? thanks


The 3.8 liter in the 2006 actually has a timing chain not a belt. So the chain doesn't need to replace what you may run into down the road is the tensioners having a problem as their is basically 3 chains in that engine. I would still take chains over belts any day though.
thank you and enjoy,
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Jul 12, 2011 | 2006 Kia Sedona

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Do you have a diagram for 2003 saturn timing belt


The 2.2 liter engine uses colored links on the timing chain to align with the marks on the gears. You just have to rotate the engine to where the copper chain link is up on the upper right side of the intake can gear--aligned to the INT diamond on the gear. Then the silver link should be down at about 5 O-Clock on the crankshaft timing mark. The other silver link should then be aligned to the mark on the exhaust cam sprocket. See picture below.

For the 3.0 liter engine, there are marks on the belt that line up with marks on the gears. The book calls out special tools to hold the cam sprockets in alignment while the belt is put on. There is also a special tool to lock the belt onto the crankshaft sprocket. See pictures below.
Please let me know if you have questions.

2.2 liter:

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3.0 liter:
camshaft sprocket alignment with belt marks

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Camshaft locking tools

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Crankshaft belt tool

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Properly adjusted tensioner

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Dec 08, 2010 | 2003 Saturn VUE

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Timing belt broke. does it have an interference.


No your engine is not an interference engine you should have the chrysler 3.0 liter engine i believe in your van, I changed a timing belt on one of those 2 years ago because the belt broke, after installing the new belt the van runs fine, so to my knowledge that engine if you have it IS NOT interference you should be able to install a new belt and it will be fine....

Dec 07, 2010 | 1996 Plymouth Voyager

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When dose a timing belt need to be replaced on a 2003 express van?


This van has a timing chain, which should last for the life of the engine. The LS engines, which I'm guessing you have one of the 4.8,5.3,or 6.0L, use a high quality roller timing chain that is long-lasting, and won't give you issues. Also, having roller lifters, the camshaft puts less resistance on the timing chain, so the combination of a strong chain coupled with less resistance, makes for a reliable chain.

May 11, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Express

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Timing chain or belt?


The 2002-2006 Camry received the next generation 2.4L 4-cylinder engine (model 2AZ-FE), which combines decent power with excellent fuel economy. This engine does not have a timing belt, it has a chain that does not need to be replaced.
The second choice is very smooth and powerful 3.0-liter 24-valve all-aluminum V6 engine.
Starting from 2004, the 3.3-liter V6 DOHC VVT-i engine is available on SE V6 model.
Both, the 3.0L and 3.3L V6 engines have a timing belt that must be replaced at certain interval

Nov 15, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Camry

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Timing belt


Absolutely NOT TRUE this vehicle has a timing chain, NOT a timing belt. It has a serpentine belt. Thanks for using FIX YA

May 16, 2009 | 2000 Ford Explorer

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