How do I know if my timing belt is worn?
What does a car with bad timing sound like?
There is a rattling sound. A lax timing chain, or worse, a broken timing chain with loose parts within the engine, will produce a rattling sound when your car is idling. This rattling sound is typically most prominent while the engine heats up and disappears after some time.
Can you hear a bad timing belt?
As the timing belt begins to wear out you will hear a ticking sound coming from the engine. While this ticking is usually a sign of and old or worn out belt it can also be attributed to low oil pressure or other lubricants.
How do you tell if the timing is off on a car?
Is it bad to drive with a bad timing belt?
You cannot drive a car if the timing belt is broken, it's as simple as that. The timing belt looks just like a rubber belt with teeth on the inside. The most common thing that's going to happen if your timing belt fails while you're driving is that the valves are going to get bent.
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What does a bad timing belt feel like?
When your car's timing belt starts to wear out, it may produce a ticking sound inside of the motor. This could also be an indication of low oil pressure as well.
How much does it cost to set the timing on a car?
Having a timing belt replaced before it breaks will cost between $500 and $1,000 on average while waiting for it to break before replacing can cost upward of $2,000 or more.