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Signs Your Timing Belt Needs To Be Replaced Egg Harbor NJThe engine is what gets your car moving, and there are many components working alongside it to complete this action. One of those parts is its timing belt, which is found in front of the engine and ensures that every cylinder is firing at the proper time.

A timing belt should be changed out between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. However, you may not be sure if this service is needed in your Acura right now. Even if that’s the case, the car may tell you through various warning signals.

Below, we’ll cover various signs your timing belt needs to be replaced near Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, or Vineland, New Jersey. If you then have questions or need this service done to your car, contact Boardwalk Acura for assistance.

How Do I Know When To Replace the Timing Belt?

As we mentioned before, the timing belt usually has to be replaced when there’s at least 60,000 miles on the odometer. While this is a good indicator, it’s not the be-all and end-all.

In fact, you may find issues under the hood or with the vehicle’s performance, which could better determine if the timing belt should be replaced. Some of them are as follows:


Oil Leaking From the Motor

Signs Your Timing Belt Needs To Be Replaced Egg Harbor NJThe timing belt has a cover with nuts and bolts that can come loose over time. When that happens, you may find oil leaking from that cover.

Oil could also leak if the gasket between the engine block and timing belt wears out, is cracked, or becomes pinched from installation.

This kind of leak could lead to the engine overheating and the timing belt wearing down prematurely.

Ticking Sounds From the Engine

A series of pulleys to the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft are what attach the timing belt to the motor. These two components have separate, but equally important functions:

  • The crankshaft powers the connecting rods attached to pistons inside the engine’s combustion chamber.
  • The camshaft works the cylinder head valves and rocker arm assembly. They send fuel to the combustion chamber and eject burnt gasses out of the exhaust manifold.

If the timing belt is wearing out, you may hear a ticking sound. This would mean that there’s low oil pressure or not enough lubrication for the aforementioned parts to work properly.


Signs Your Timing Belt Needs To Be Replaced Egg Harbor NJEngine Misfiring/Not Turning Over

A timing belt that’s worn or slipping on the camshaft drive could cause an engine’s cylinder to open earlier than it should and lead to a misfire. A broken timing belt could also result in hearing the starter motor engage, but not having the engine turn over or ignite.

Either action could result in a great amount of damage inside an engine compartment. You may have to replace the entire engine, which could be costly.

Exhaust Fumes

If the engine continues to run with a broken timing belt, an excessive amount of smoke and fumes could pour out from the exhaust.

If you notice more smoke than normal coming from this car part, have your vehicle looked at right away.


Schedule a Timing Belt Replacement Today

Keep an eye on your Acura for any of the above-mentioned warning signs. If something seems amiss, bring the car to Boardwalk Acura and we’ll look at the timing belt.

When a replacement is necessary, we’ll use genuine OEM parts for the job to keep your vehicle in peak condition for a long time.

If your timing belt needs to be replaced, then don’t wait. Schedule service at our Acura dealership near Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland, NJ, today!


Boardwalk Acura is located at: 6806 Tilton Road • Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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