Check out these symptoms of a bad or failing timing belt
- Ticking noise coming from the engine. The timing belt is attached by way of a series of pulleys to the engine’s crank and cam shaft.
- Engine won’t turn over.
- Engine misfires.
- Oil leaking from in front of the motor.
What is timing on an engine?
In a spark ignition internal combustion engine, Ignition timing refers to the timing, relative to the current piston position and crankshaft angle, of the release of a spark in the combustion chamber near the end of the compression stroke. Setting the correct ignition timing is crucial in the performance of an engine.
How much does it cost to set the timing on a car?
The average cost for an ignition timing adjust is between $55 and $71. Labor costs are estimated between $55 and $71. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Will a car run if the timing is off?
If the timing is off, damage can occur. In some engines, called “interference engines,” the consequences can be especially bad. You could end up having to have your engine rebuilt, or even replaced. If your cam timing is off, chances are you’ll know because your car will not be running well, if it’s running at all.
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