Extensive damage to the valves, pistons and other internal engine parts can occur if the timing belt fails.
2. Replacing the timing belt is much cheaper than having to replace an entire engine.
3. Once you reach 90,000 miles, you should start thinking about changing the timing belt.
How much does it cost to fix engine timing?
In most cases, a timing belt kit will cost between $100.00 and $350.00.
2. Labor for most timing belts is between 3 and 5 hours, which puts your total cost between $400.00 and $1,000.00.
3. Remember: do not opt for a “just the belt” replacement. While the cost is cheaper, the chances of further failure increase significantly.
Can low oil cause timing belt to break?
If the tensioner has no oil pressure, the belt will become loose and possibly disengage from the pulleys and/or break.
2. If the camshafts don’t have enough oil pressure to operate properly, they will also lock up, causing the timing belt to break.
How do you know if your car jumped timing?
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Do Mercedes timing chains need to be replaced?
There is no specific date or time at which a Mercedes timing chain needs to be replaced.
2. The Mercedes timing chain is assumed to last the lifetime of the car, or at least as long as the engine does.
3. This is due to the Mercedes timing chain’s incredible durability and longevity.