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Timing Belt

Timing Belt refers to driving the camshaft from the crankshaft.

  • It is a flexible toothed belt that detaches from driving the camshaft.
  • It starts the water pump and requires maintenance. See the owner manual for the interval.
  • To help prevent the timing belt from jumping time, many engines have a timing belt tensioner.
  • The timing belt tensioner continually applies a slight force to the outside surface of the belt or chain
  • A single overhead camshaft (SOHC) is driven by a timing chain and sprockets or by a toothed timing belt and sprockets.