See Figures 1 through 6
Vehicles equipped with the 3.4L (VIN X) engine are the only vehicles covered by this information which utilize a timing belt. The timing belt should be inspected for cracks, wear and other damage at 60,000 miles (100,000 km) and then every 15,000 miles (25,000 km). Replace the belt and/or tensioner as needed.
For the timing belt removal and installation procedure, please refer to
Engine & Engine Overhaul
of this repair guide.
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: Check for premature parting of the belt
Fig. Fig. 3: Check if the teeth are cracked or damaged
Fig. Fig. 4: Look for noticeable cracks or wear on the belt face
Fig. Fig. 5: You may only have damage on one side of the belt; if so, the guide could be the culprit
Fig. Fig. 6: Foreign materials can get in between the teeth and cause damage