See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
Do not bend or twist the timing belt. If the timing belt breaks while driving or crankshaft and camshaft are turned separately after the timing belt is removed, valves may strike piston heads causing engine damage. Make sure the timing belt and tensioner assembly are clean and free from oil and water.
Fig. Fig. 1: Do not bend, twist or turn the timing belt inside out. Never allow oil, water or steam to contact the belt
Fig. Fig. 2: Inspect the timing belt for cracks, fraying, glazing or damage of any kind
Fig. Fig. 3: Check if the teeth are cracked or damaged
Fig. Fig. 4: Damage on only one side of the timing belt may indicate a faulty guide
On all gasoline engines replace the timing belt at 60,000 miles (96,000 km), and on all diesel engines replace the timing belt at 50,000 miles (80,000 km). Refer to
Engine And Engine Overhaul
for removal and installation service procedures.