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How do you replace a broken timing belt on a 96 Ford Aspire?

Disconnect the battery cables first. Then, You should start by removing the air cleaner and air cleaner housing. There is two wires with plugs on the right front of the top portion of the air cleaner housing. There is one nut almost hidden in the right front corner that must come out. Once the air cleaner assembly and the air cleaner tube is removed, there is a bracket just in front of the water pump pulled which is a mount for one of the screws that holds the air cleaner assembly in place. This has two 10 mm bolts in in and must also be removed. Here comes the hard part. Because the oil pan is of "soft metal" and will cave in easily, it is not recommend that a jack with a block be used to hold the engine up so you can remove the right top motor mount through bolt. I used a small shop engine crane with a single chain hooked into the eyelet attached to the right side of the engine and take off enough pressure to easily remove the right engine mount bolt. Then remove the 5 bolts holding the motor mount bracket to the right inside of the right fender. you should have a very clear shot at the timing belt covers. There are two of them, an upper half which has four bolts, and a bottom half with three bolts, (one just under the water pump pulley flange. Loosen the three bolts from the water pump pulley, then loosen the alternator and remove the alternator belt. If the care is air conditioned, remove the air conditioning belt. Jack up the right front corner of the vehicle and place a jack stand to keep the right corner raised. Remove the front wheel and tire, then remove the plastic panel at the bottom of the metal portion of the inner fender. This will expose the bottom crankshaft pulley. Now, lower your engine hoist that is holding your engine up slowly until you are able to remove the four 10 mm bolts holding the lower pulley on. Remove the pulley and using a 13/16 inch socket, remove the large bolt holding the crankshaft pulley on. Both timing belt covers should be off and you shoul be able to see the camshaft pulley at the top, a much smaller adjusting pulley just below it between the camshaft pulley and the crankshaft pulley and the crankshaft pulley. there is a large flat washer type flange right behind the crankshaft bolt which will slide off and allow you to remove the belt behind the flange wrapped around the crankshaft pulley. Take a pair of needle nosed pliers and remove the adjusting pulley spring from the little pin on the right and them unbolt the adjusting pulley from the front of the engine. It is best to turn the crankshaft clockwise with the old belt until you align the two lines marked on the camshaft pulley at the 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock position. Check to see if there is a small triangle on the crankshaft pointing up at 12 o'clock on the crank gear notch. This is where this must align at. If you old belt is broken and you are unable to do this, simply align the marks as stated above and then check them after the new belt is replaced. You must start the new belt onto the crankshaft first, then work up the right side to the camshaft pulley and keep it tight between the gears along the right hand side. It will be loose on the left side. Now re-install the spring and adjusting pulley. When installed, slowly turn the crankshaft clockwise two complete turns which will turn the camshaft pulley only one turn and bring the camshaft gear marks back to the 12 and 3 o'clock position. The crankshaft gear should line up also again. Then reverse the entire process and put it all back together. This should get it fine. Just did this to my 1996 at 86k. It was so stretched out that the adjust spring was all the way over and the belt was very loose. Now runs great!!! Good Luck!

What happens if you try to start your car and the timing belt is broken?

\n Answer \n. \nIt probably will NOT start AND will damage the engine!\n. \n. \n. \n2nd Answer\n. \nIt is true that if you try to start the engine, it won't start. But it won't damage your engine. This problem happens alot. When a belt breaks, only the lower part of the engine will actually rotate when you crank it, (like it was normally designed to do). However, the upper part (the camshaft where the 12 0r 16 valves are) won't rotate. The reason is that the belt is no longer attached to it bcuz it broke.\n. \nWhen the belt is attached to the lower crankshaft and the upper camshaft, the pistens move up and down and the 12 or 16 valves open and close as it was designed to do. This is the result of when you put the key and start the engine. \n. \nThis is how engine parts operate: \n. \nKey goes in and turns the sw.\nPower is applied to the starter\nThe starter begins to turn the flywheel, which is attached to the engine.\nThe flywheel is attached to the Lower Crankshaft, and so are the pistons and timing belt.\n. \nAs the crankshaft turns, the pistons begin an up and down movement.\nAt the same time, (by means of the "TIMING BELT" which protrudes to the top of the engine and is attached to the upper Camshaft), the Camshaft also rotates.\n. \nThis in turn causes the valves to open and close. Also, the igniton or known as the distributor, has a rotor and is also rotated by this camshaft sending out electricity to each sparkplug wire and sparkplug.\n. \nNow, the job of the valves, is to allow gas and air to enter and escape from the cyl. (piston chambers).\nSo, when air and gas enter, the piston travels up on compression stroke..Meaning\nthe gas and air are being compressed.\n. \nNow, when this happens, the sparkplug fires in the cylinder/piston chamber and the piston is sent down on a power stroke, creating power for the transmission to use. So..\n. \nYou can see that the timimg belt is an important part and needs careful attention when replacing. Hope this tour was of help.\n. \nJP\n. \n Answer \n. \nIf you have a non interference engine nothing will be damaged and your car wont start. \nIf you have a interference engine your pistons will hit and bend your valves therfore you will have to take your cylinder head off and replace valves and seats, headgasket and any other gaskets in the way to take the head off =$$$$\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nIf you try to start the engine, nothing will happen, you will hear the car crank, but it wont start. If the timing belt breaks while you are driving, you will severely screw up your valves, unless you have a non-interference engine.

Is there a timing belt or chain on a 2000 Nissan Xterra V6?

Answer its a timin belt ,should be replace at 60,000 its for your own good Yes, nissans were the first of the Japanese manufacturers to make every vehicle in their lineup with a timing chain. Answer!! My dad says most likely a timimng belt. This is correct per the Nissan 2000 Xterra owner's manual, page10-9. The 4 cylinder engine has a timing chain. Nissan V6 engines have a belt, which should be replaced at around 105,000 miles. The 4 cylinders have a chain.

Will a car start if the timing belt is broken?

If The Timing Belt Turns The Camshaft, Which It Does. And The Belt Is Broken The Camshaft Will Not Open And Close The Valves . IT CAN NOT START OR RUN>\n. \n Answer \n. \nNo.\n. \n Answer \n. \nIt might start but wont run very well because it wont know when to fire with out the timing belt.

What are the symptoms of a broken timing belt?

One of the symptoms of a broken timing belt is the engine when turned over with the starter will speed up and slow down in a rythmic pattern. Some of the cylinders have valves that are stuck open, so when the starter hits that part the engine will turn over faster, then slower, then faster etc. Also, you can tell if the timing belt is broken by flashing a light into the oil filler oil while somebody is starting the starter. If the valve train isn't moving then the timing belt is broken. Some belts don't break, they just get the teeth sheared off at the crankshaft sprocket. So they would look all right , but really weren't.

What are the symptoms of a broken timing belt on a 1997 Honda Passport?

Speaking from personal experience, if the belt broke the engine will not run. if it jumped time ( the teeth on the belt jumped over the teeth on the timing gear) it will backfire, run rough, over heat or have no power when it does run. If the engine is running I wouldn't drive it. take it in and get it repaired by someone with the experience to reset the timing. If it has jumped timing and you feel up to the challenge get a manual before attempting the replacement. you will have to set the #1 calendar back to top dead center and align the camshaft again before you install the new belt. If you make a mistake doing this you can look forward to a complete engine rebuild. If the timing isn't set correctly the valves will open at the wrong times and hit all the pistons. If this happens new you will have to replace most of the main engine component's. not fun trust my I did it

Symptoms of broken timing belt?

One of the symptoms of a broken timing belt is the very loud soundthat comes from the vehicle when you try to turn it on. Even thoughit is loud, the car will not start.

How do you determine if the engine has broken a timing belt?

Your valves will bend and the vehicle will beinoperable/undriveable. If the engine is a non-interferance engine,the valves won't get bent. You could remove the timing belt coverand see with your eyes if the belt is broken. A compression testwill also give you a clue, the compression will be 0 in allcylinders.

Will engine turn with timing belt broken?

The engine will turn on the starter, or with a wrench on the end of the crankshaft. However it will not run. If the Timing belt breaks, when the engine is running, this can cause extensive damage to the engine.

Will a broken timing belt harm an engine?

yes it will. in fact most of the time when your timing belt breaks the pistons in your car will smash up against the head and basically destroy your motor. you will then have to replace the head and many other parts of the engine

Does a broken timing belt ruin the engine?

When a timing belt breaks, the timing of the valves' movement is no longer synchronized with the crankshaft (and the movement of the pistons). On most engines, if the valves open when the piston moves upward, the valve and piston hit each other, which can break off the valve, allowing it to cause more damage to the engine. These types of engines are called 'interface' types. However, on some engines, the valves don't open far enough, and the pistons don't come up high enough for the two to come into contact. So when a timing belt breaks on these engines, the engine stops running, but no internal damage is done. These are called 'non-interface' engines.

What damage will a broken timing belt do a 2003 passat?

this vehicle has a restricting block which means if the timing belt goes while car is in motion say goodbye! valves will be stabbed into the pistons,crank might crack in half and blow out the bottom of the oil pan..all in all its called preventative mainteneace for a reason..will save you the money!

How can you tell if your timing belt is broken on a 1985 Honda Accord?

If the timing belt has broken the engine will not start. If the belt broke you will have internal engine damage as this is an interference engine. The belt must be replaced every 60,000 miles. a quick way to verify if the belt is broken is to remove the distributor cap and turn the engine by hand. If the rotor does not turn the belt is broken. You can also remove the oil fill cap and look at the valve train. If you see no movement when the engine is turned by hand the belt is broken. Of course if the engine is locked up the belt is broken as the valves are hitting the pistons. quick way to confirm a

What is the value of a 2004 VW Jetta with a broken timing belt?

how many miles? i would say it is going to need a new head as the interfering block is known to slam the valves into the piston heads when the timing belt goes. so you are looking at around 1500 to 3000 repairs,unless you can do it yourself.say the car has 80000 miles,would possibly be worth around 6.5 to 9 k depending on mileage and condition,,subtract 3000 or so from that.

Does a 2002 Nissan Xterra have a timing belt?

yes...the 2nd generation xterra's have a chain...the timing 'belt' is highly suggested to be changed along w/ a few gaskets and the water pump @105K...experts agree, anything over the 105 mark is considered 'borrowed time', since the extent of possible damage with a broken belt can add up to a full long-block engine replacement...as well as the water-pump!...kindest regards.... I still think the best car ever made...was the Porshe 356...however, for those who can't spend quite so much...the 1964 vw beetle or 67 karmann ghia are the best cars around, interms of reliability, simplicity and style...the beetle is the only car that has never has a flat surface...every piece of metal is curved or rounded...

Can you still run the engine without overheating when the water pump timing belt is broken?

It is really a bad idea to even crank the engine over if the timing belt is broken. Engines can be either so-called " interference " engines or " non- interference " engines. In an interference engine the valves at their lowest are lower than the pistons at their highest, so if the timing belt breaks the valves and the pistons can collide, badly damaging the engine. If it's a non-interference engine this type of damage can't occur, but w/o a timing belt powering the valves the engine won't run at all. If the broken belt isn't a timing belt, but simply a drive belt for the water pump, then the engine can be started w/o a belt. But it is very likely to overheat rather quickly if you actually drive the car that way.

Does an engine run with a broken timing belt?

No. Without a functioning timing belt, the valves won't open andclose. And w/o the valves doing what they should, there's no intakeof fresh fuel/air, and no venting of combustion gasses, all ofwhich the engine needs to run.

How do you know when a car timing belt is broken on a dodge intrepid?

The car will crank, but not run. Usually a mild screech/ low rpm is a key sound before the belt goes out. If the belt is still attached but jumped a mark, the car will usually have a high rpm. Just shut the car off right away, could be an interference engine. If you have a 3.5l non-interference engine's: 1 take off cover 2 try turning engine by hand or check if belt is broke From my experience on dodge this worked best for me.

Will a broken timing belt cause the engine to stop?

Yes. . Without a functioning timing belt, the valves won't open andclose. And w/o the valves doing what they should, there's no intakeof fresh fuel/air, and no venting of combustion gasses, all ofwhich the engine needs to run.

How do you tell if timing belt is broken on 2001 Honda?

Engine will not start or run. Whatever you do, do not turn the engine over with the starter. This is an interference engine and if the belt is broke engine damage has already occurred and trying to start the engine will just do more damage. Best thing to do it to remove the cam belt cover and see if it is broken. Another way to identify a broken timing belt is to pull the valve cover and watch the OHC cam or valves while the engine is hand cranked but I would not do this as you can do more damage. Rest assured if you have not replaced the belt in the last 100,000 miles it very well may be broke.

What kind of damage can a broken timing belt do?

Depends on if it's an interference or a non-interference engine. In an interference engine, the range of motion of the valves overlap with the range of motion of the pistons. If the timing belt breaks, these parts will no longer move in synch with each other, and the pistons can smash into the valves, seriously damaging both set of components. In a non-interference engine the valves will always clear the pistons, and the engine will simply not run, w/o any further damage,.

What engins run a timing belt?

Lots of engines have a timing belt. Ask about 2 or 3 and I will tell you if they use a belt or chain. I am not going to list every single engine.

Does a broken timing belt prevent car from starting?

Yes. Most cars are interference motors, this means if the belt breaks, there will be engine damage( bent valves, possible broken pistons). If it is a none interference motor, it will crank, but won't start.