Does engine replacement include timing belt?
Yes. It is part of the engine. The timing belt is under a cover.
Why do I have to change the timing belt?
The reason for this is, if you have to remove everything to replace the pump (ie: timing cover, belt, followers, re-time the camshaft (s), etc) to do the work, if the pump were to go out at another time, you’ll end up spending for a second round of labor to get it replaced. Labor is the biggest part of the bill on doing the timing belt.
How are timing belts connected to the crankshaft?
By definition a timing belt is a toothed belt that connects the camshaft or shafts to the crankshaft thus “timing”the top and bottom of the engine. The camshafts turn at exactly ½ of the speed of the crankshaft to time the valve operation to the piston operation.
Can a broken timing belt cause an oil leak?
Timing belts can become damaged due to excessive wear as a result of old age, or because of contamination from water or oil leaks. If a new belt is over-tightened, it could fail prematurely, or even break. When that happens, the broken timing belt can also cause neighboring components to fail. Additionally,…
Why did they use timing belts in the 50’s?
Now to all you guys from the 50’s and 60’s typically every engine had a timing chain. The upsides of chains were long life cycle, however the downsides were that they were noisy, had to be lubricated, and the materials used in their manufacture were expensive to produce and install. Enter the timing belt.
What’s involved in timing belt replacement job?
In most cases the technician must remove the serpentine drive belts to the alternator, A/C compressor and power steering pump. Once the timing belt is removed, the bulk of the labor is already done for a water pump, camshaft, crankshaft seal replacement.
Do you have to drain cooling system to replace timing belt?
Remember, they have to drain a portion of the cooling system to replace the water pump. You should get a partial discount on the cooling system service if you’re getting the timing belt and water pump replaced at the same time. Replacing a timing belt requires the removal of many parts from the front of the engine.
How often should I replace the timing belt on my Hyundai?
You should replace the timing belt on your Hyundai about every 60,000 miles. If you have a long commute or travel often in extreme weather, you may also have to replace its water pump at the same time. While that can be a costly repair package, preventative maintenance will save you thousands over time.
What happens if the timing belt goes on a non interference engine?
Non-interference engines do not risk this contact if the timing belt goes. Nonetheless, a failed timing belt will leave you stranded with either type of engine, so it is important to know the replacement interval for your specific model and have your belt replaced accordingly.