Cars that have timing chains instead of timing belts include the 2006 to 2016 Honda Civic, 2003 to 2016 Honda CR-V and Accord 2.4 and 2003 to 2011 Honda Element. Other cars with timing chains include the Toyota 2005 to 2012 Avalon V6, 1998 to 2012 4-cylinder Corolla and 2002 to 2012 4-cylinder Camry
Auto Parts Warehouse, AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts sell timing belts and chains. These retailers also offer a variety of other automotive parts, hardware and accessories.
For a 2013 Toyota Camry, the warranty and maintenance guide recommends that the timing belt be changed every 90,000 miles or 72 months. Whichever milestone occurs first is when the car's owner should get the timing belt changed. The recommendations vary based on the car's production year, make and m
A vehicle's timing belt controls the camshaft and crankshaft rotation, opening and closing the valves to smoothly operate the vehicle. It is so named as it turns the camshaft in sync timing with the crankshaft. On some engines, a timing belt failure causes catastrophic damage to the engine.
All models of BMW since 1993, all models of Cadillac, the Chevrolet Corvette, the Chrysler Neon and PT Cruiser, and all models of Mercedes except the 2012 A Class 1,461 cubic centimeter and Citan van have timing chains instead of belts. Nearly 40 brands of cars use timing chains for a portion of the
The timing belt connects a vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft. Timing belts also play a crucial role in the proper operation of an engine's pistons and valves.
Edmunds maintains an up-to-date list of Toyota recalls, as of 2015. It also maintains a list of vehicles, including Toyotas, that are among the 6 million vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall. The site publishes recall information for both new and used Toyota vehicles.
In order to repair a timing belt on a Honda engine, the valve cover, timing belt cover and several mechanical components have to be removed. Depending on the engine, some coolant hoses may have to be drained so they can be removed. After its replacement, the timing belt will also need to be adjusted
Three common symptoms of a failing timing belt include rattling noises occurring from the front of the engine, retarded ignition timing and plastic chunks found inside the oil pan. A failing timing belt should be quickly replaced as it can cause the entire engine to fail.
Noise, lower engine performance, hard starts and poor fuel economy are some of the most common timing chain problems. These problems often occur when the timing chain is worn or stretched, which typically happens when a vehicle is old and has endured heavy use. However, these problems are not unhear