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Timing belts are constructed in a similar manner as V-ribbed belts, therefore, they do not easily show wear and some people cannot distinguish between a good belt and one that is in need of replacement. It is a good idea to visually inspect the timing belt once a year and replace them in accordance with the intervals specified in the maintenance interval chart. Although this requires the removal of part or all of the timing belt cover, this inspection may prevent driver and passenger inconvenience and or serve engine damage. The timing belt must always be properly adjusted or severe engine damage could occur.
Inspect the timing belt for signs of glazing or cracking. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Refer to the procedure in Engine & Engine Rebuilding for details on timing belt removal and installation.