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 »

A timing belt is normally replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, but replacement intervals vary between car manufacturers. Check the owner's manual or an online maintenance schedule for replacement interval rates for a ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

In order to replace the timing belt on a car the coolant needs to be drained, timing belt covers, alternator pulley, crankshaft pulley, valve cover and old belt all have to be removed. After that, the timing belt will ne... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To adjust the ignition timing on an older car with a distributor, wire up a timing light and run the engine with the light pointed at the crankshaft and the pulley that extends from it. The notch on the pulley is the top... More »

Replacing a car water pump involves draining the car's cooling system, accessing and removing the old pump from the engine, preparing the engine block for the new pump and fitting a replacement pump in the place of the o... More »

Some common things to check when a car's engine does not turn over include the battery components, the timing belt, the fuel level and fuel injectors and to look for moisture inside the distributor cap. On vehicles with ... More »

The most basic parts of any car are the engine, fuel system, ignition system, battery, charging system, starting system, cooling system, transmission, steering system and timing belt. Modern cars also usually have on-boa... More »