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Timing belt When (if needed) do you need to replace the timing belt on a 2008 Dodge Nitro and is it an interferance or non-interferance engine?

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Forget what the makers say re belt change GET IT DONE EVERY 60K (you will soon find out if its an interferance engine when it snaps) just so you know,its not the belt that causes the problem but the tensioner being too tight when fitted.....(by a trainee)

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