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Is there a recommended service interval for timing chain/timing belt on the 2005 FX35?

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Hello..

To my understanding you have a timing chain on this engine. If so, there is no recommended changing period unless you have a problem.

Good Luck...

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Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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Fig. Never bend or twist a timing belt excessively, and do not allow solvents, antifreeze, gasoline, acid or oil to come into contact with the belt
Inspect both sides of the timing belt. Replace the belt with a new one if any of the following conditions exist:


Hardening of the rubber-back side is glossy without resilience and leaves no indentation when pressed with a fingernail Cracks on the rubber backing Cracks or peeling of the canvas backing Cracks on rib root Cracks on belt sides Missing teeth or chunks of teeth Abnormal wear of belt sides-the sides are normal if they are sharp, as if cut by a knife.

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Fig. Clean the timing belt before inspection so that imperfections or defects are easier to recognize


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Fig. Inspect the timing belt for damage, such as a broken or missing tooth, which may be due to a damaged pulley


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Fig. Back surface worn or cracked from a possible overheated engine or interference with the belt cover


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Fig. Side wear from improper installation or a defective pulley plate


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Fig. Worn teeth from excessive belt tension, camshaft or distributor not turning properly, or fluid leaking on the belt

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