Timing Archives - Brake & Front End
Replace All Timing-Chain Components At The Same Time (VIDEO)

Timing systems are durable but they still wear. This video is sponsored by INA, a Schaeffler brand.

10 Timing Belt Tips

Here are the some key installation and service tips to make your next timing belt job just a little easier.

Timing Belt Replacement On 2.2- And 2.3-Liter Honda Accord Engines

These tips outline the belt replacement for the popular 2.2- and 2.3-liter Accord engines. The other Honda engines are similar, but don’t require the balance belt. They shouldn’t present any challenge to the experienced tech, but there are some things to keep in mind as you tackle these jobs.

Hyundai 1.6-2.4L Tech Tip: Check The Weights On The Shafts Before Installing Belts

The addition of the balance belt won’t cause any problems as long as it’s timed correctly and the counterweights are in the proper position when the belts are installed. There are access holes in the block that allow you to insert a punch or screwdriver to ensure the weights are at the bottom of the shaft, but they are not always necessary.

Timing Belt Installation On Jeep’s 2.4L PowerTech Engine

Recommended timing belt replacement for the PowerTech 2.4L engine used in the Jeep Liberty/Wrangler is 120,000 miles. So, if you are seeing some of these vehicles in your shop with that kind of mileage, it might be a good idea to talk to your customer on scheduling a timing belt replacement.

Pulling Codes: The Variables Of Cam Timing – No Code Analysis

Carlton Banks investigates a no-code analysis for a variable cam timing (VCT) system issue involving multiple misfires. The subject vehicle is a 2005 Ford F-150 Super Duty and has a 5.4L engine with three valves per cylinder. The engine starts and runs; the idle quality is very poor; and cylinders 2, 3 and 4 have misfire activity.

Tech Tip: Honda Civic 1.7L 2001-2005 Tensioner Spring Installation

When installing a GTKWP312 kit on a 2001-2005 Civic 1.7L, it’s crucial that the tensioner spring be installed correctly onto the tensioner. If it’s improperly installed, the open end of the spring hook can catch on the timing belt, possibly leading to severe engine damage.

Honda Timing Belts: The First Step In Replacement Is Selling The Job

Bob Dowie, owner of Village Auto, Chester, NY, says that the first step in timing belt replacment is selling the job. While most customers know they need to be

Timing Belt Replacement on Jeep’s 2.4L PowerTech Engine

In its short life, the engine was available in the 2002-’06 Jeep Liberty (first generation), as well as the 2004-’06 Jeep Wrangler, but was discontinued when Jeep introduced the Compass and Patriot small crossovers.

INA Expands Tensioner Coverage for Asian Nameplate Applications

Schaeffler Group USA Inc. announces the addition of 23 new accessory drive tensioners, idlers and timing belt tensioners under its well-respected INA brand name. The new products cover a wide range of popular Asian nameplate applications, and reinforces Schaeffler’s commitment to offering an expanding line of high quality products to the import specialist market.

Toyota/Lexus Timing Belt Service On 3.3L V6 Engines

With extended service intervals and poor maintenance habits, oil sludging problems can cause the camshafts to seize and break belts. And, as engines get more complicated and expensive to repair, educating your

Pulling Codes: Hit or Miss? Part III

In the first two articles, we looked at cranking compression and tailpipe analysis. We will now explore in-cylinder analysis. In order to have an understanding of this concept, one must envision the four-stroke cycle at the time the plug fires as a reference. This denotes the end of our compression stroke, and the beginning of the power stroke for that cylinder.