View Full Version : what are the tell tale signs its time to do the timing belt

Jeep Victim
11-14-2010, 12:55 PM
what is the give away that its time to be done? Never done one before or what is the obvious signs

11-14-2010, 01:02 PM
half inch or more of slack needs to be replaced

11-14-2010, 05:41 PM
the valves ramming into the piston tops as the interference motor barfs out the belt..kinda a dead giveaway
seriously most ...belts "just go" there is no real signs that a human could measure

11-14-2010, 05:48 PM
if your not sure, change it.
there are no tell tail signs. if you are into it far enough to inspect it.. just change it. I can do it in 2.5 hours. for a first timer.. 6 hours or so.
but its only a 20 dollar part.

ask Fkn mark. he bought his, i told him to change the belt. he didn't.. etc.

if you bought a second hand pathfinder. JUST CHANGE IT!!!!

11-14-2010, 05:52 PM
pathys right just change it
its cheeper than doing heads cause it broke

11-14-2010, 06:49 PM
i believe most manufactuers recomend when to change the timing belt.go with that.

11-14-2010, 08:06 PM
i believe most manufactuers recomend when to change the timing belt.go with that.

these pathfinders are all way over the the recoomended change interval. And most people never change them.

i can't remember the year change.. but early pathies (such as mine 87) need to be changed every 60K miles. new ones such as a 94 / 95 need to be changed every 100K miles. its a differenacne in the tooth designe of the cogged belt.

So, i say change it before driving it any more.. it is an easy job, just get a book and follow the proceedure for tention.

11-14-2010, 09:02 PM
damm got to agree with him again
guessing how many k are on a timming belt could be costly
ask fknmark

11-15-2010, 07:36 AM
i would change yours right away i wondered the same thing with mine and when they went to take a look at my timing belt it was split and ready to snap like any minute so i was one of the lucky ones :) ..if i was you id do it right away