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Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt or Chain

Warning Signs of an Aging Timing Belt or Chain

You might not know this, but your car's firing sequence is very important. And a timing belt is a crucial engine component that ensures the process of opening and closing of the valves is achieved seamlessly. It syncs the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft to ensure the valves open and close as they are required to operate. The component is so important but most car owners tend to ignore it. They realize its essence when it's too late. Here are some warning signs of a timing belt about to fail. Unusual Noises from the Engine Ideally, the timing belt is attached to a series of pulleys leading to the crankshaft. The crankshaft is responsible for powering the connecting rods as the camshaft controls the cylinder head valves. Once your timing belt starts to age or wears out, it might cause combustion problems. This is because the silver valves that transfer burnt fuel via the exhaust chamber are no longer in sync. Your Car Engine will not Turn Over Sometimes, your starter ... read more