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I have a 2005 Explorer XLT with 66,000 miles.Is it advisable to change the timing belt at this time . The car is running great.

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Does your motor have a timing belt or chain? If it is a belt and it was mostly highway running you should be able to get quite a few mor miles out of it. As a rule of thumb, city driving, jackrabbit starts, lots of cold weather driving(bellow -20f) and towing belt should be changed at around 80,000 miles. If is light duty driving 100,000 miles. If it is a chain you might never need to change it.

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No engine used in this model uses a timing belt,they are all chain driven cams,chanins are not changed unless they fail or the engine is being rebuilt.

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To be real safe I would consider a change soon.

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