The Importance of Monitoring Your Nissan's Timing Belt for Replacement
You've probably never seen your timing belt, but the engine in your Nissan cannot run without it. The timing belt is actually what allows the engine's crankshaft and camshaft to motion the cylinders in the engine, using the correct revolutions per minute (RPM's). This happens in a matter of seconds, and hundreds of times per year, throughout the duration of owning your Nissan.
When is the replacement of a timing belt necessary?
The decision to replace your timing belt should be based on mileage, and of course, a mechanical breakdown. In almost all breakdowns, the engine usually stops abruptly and never starts again. Typically, this is caused by the timing belt slipping or completely breaking, while the engine is operating. Prior to this occurring, you may notice that the engine is idling rough. Because the timing belt needs to align the reinforced teeth with the crankshaft a countless number of times throughout the engine's performance, the teeth wear down over time. Additionally, the timing belt can stretch, not unlike a rubber band that loses it elasticity over time.
What are the symptoms?
It is recommended that the timing belt for most vehicles be replaced every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. However, replacement should be decided purely based on the manufacturers' specifications for your specific Nissan model. You will find the precise specifications for your model in the owners manual. Symptoms of needing a timing belt replacement include:
- Reduced Fuel Efficiency
- Engine Misfiring
- Engine Vibration
- Decreased Engine Power
- Engine ”Chatter” Sound
It's important that a timing belt is replaced when replacing the water pump in your Nissan. Typically, the timing belt needs to be removed anyway, and it is mechanically unwise to use the same belt. You will be pleased to know that Nissan of Tustin only uses all genuine Nissan parts. Our highly trained service technicians are happy to answer your questions about the services completed.
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