Toyota-Lexus-Scion Timing Belt
Timing belts are rubber, and age based on time and mileage. They can also be damaged by oil fouling due to oil leaks, or by the failure of other parts as in the case of when water pumps or timing belt bearings seize up.
Timing belts usually give very little warning before they fail, although some of the 4-cylinder engines that don’t have a dynamic tensioner will give a characteristic rattle as they get loose with age.
Typically, this timing-belt rattle can be heard best at idle and just off idle when the car is first started up cold.
If your timing belt breaks, your car’s engine will stop running. Although most Toyota engines are unharmed by timing belt failure, it’s impossible to predict whether you will be put in harm’s way, or what level of inconvenience you will experience due to timing belt failure while driving.
This type of repair is best handled as a matter of routine preventative maintenance. If your timing belt is due to be replaced, I encourage you to call us today for an appointment and avoid the risk of unnecessary inconvenience or expense.
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