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I had my timing belt replaced at 94,515 miles. Now I have about 115,000 miles and after having an inspection done on my car recently the mechanic told me i needed a new one already. Is this possible?

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A timing belt should be good for between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. If there has been some kind of damage to the belt, then you would need a new belt and what ever caused the damage replaced. He is either padding the bill, trying to create business, or there should be two things wrong (something caused damage to the belt it needs to be fixed to). If you replaced the belt your self , take off the cover and inspect it. If you had a different mechanic replace the belt , get his opinion or at any rate get an opinion from a different source. You should not have to replace a belt after 21,000 miles.

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