View Full Version : Timing belt broke
06-14-2009, 09:09 PM
[cheers] I was putting through the parking lot and the motor quit... I was pretty sure right away that it was the timing belt.
So? Im wondering....:dontknow: are there any clearances? or does breaking a belt bend shit most of the time?
oops... 94 nissan pathfinder 3.0
06-14-2009, 09:47 PM
Depends on if its an interference fit wngine or not. You may have gotten lucky. I only ever broke one timing belt and I needed a new engine block was done crank was bent con rods were bent. It made a hell of a noise tho.
Has a mechanic taken a look at it yet? Can be allot of things that would make it quit in the parking lot.
timing belts are cheap, before they break
06-15-2009, 10:34 AM
Broke the timing belt on my Tracker just a while ago and it is an interference motor. New belt at 140k, broke at 175k. Fuck, try to find one of those 2 litre motors, hope your's is not as bad as mine Mark. [cheers]
06-15-2009, 10:53 AM
I am guessing it is your pathfinder.
06-15-2009, 11:25 AM
is it fixed yet:dontknow:
you need wheels dude
06-15-2009, 11:57 AM
which truck, the pathfinder or the jeep?
06-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Pathfinders ARE an interferance engine. If you heard ANY nasty mechanical noises such as a clattering sound, chances are you've ruined atleast a valve or two. Engines for Pathy's are pretty easy to find and cheap - unless you're lucky you're gonna be swapping an engine or at least heads. I haven't done my belt since I bought my 'finder and this is another motivator to do just that! Best O' luck.
06-15-2009, 11:01 PM
Doesnt the pathfinder have a chain and not a belt? My buddy with a 03 pathfinder says his is chain. Was this only with the later engines?
pretty sure it's a belt, 03 had a different engine
06-16-2009, 12:27 PM
yep the 1st gen had a belt.
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