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. More »

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To replace the car's timing belt, degrease the engine, drain the coolant, remove the old belt, insert a new belt in the place of the old one, replace the crankshaft seal with a new one and refill the coolant. For proper ... More »

To check a car’s timing belt, first remove the cover to access the belt, and then inspect the belt for problems such as cracks, contaminants that could cause degradation, and damaged or broken teeth. It is also important... More »

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 e... More »

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To install a timing belt after removing the previous belt, insert the new timing belt on the camshaft teeth and crankshaft sprockets. Turn the crankshaft pulley all the way around twice to secure the belt on the sprocket... More »

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The average cost of having the timing belt replaced on a standard vehicle is $449, as of 2015. The average cost for a standard SUV or minivan is $736. More »

To fix a Dodge timing belt, first park the vehicle on a flat surface, and allow the engine to cool. Pop the hood, and disconnect the battery. Take the first spark plug out, and rotate the crankshaft until the number one ... More »

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