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Old 08-27-2016, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default timing belt at 75K/12 YRS

Getting my 1 owner 2005 FWD Redline ready to sell so thought I should do timing belt/water pump aisin kit since belt was 11+ years old. The car has been in Socal all its life and never used for towing. The belt and water pump were both still excellent. Belt showed no cracking or teeth deterioration. Just wanted to post as a FYI for those contemplating the maintenance.

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Old 09-05-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Thanks for an informative thread ... if you do sell your Vue - the new owner will obviously be getting a well cared for ride.

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: timing belt at 75K/12 YRS

On most modern cars it is rarely the belts that fail, but rather the bearings that fail. The are sealed and the grease slowly starts to break down.

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Old 10-14-2018, 06:27 PM   #4
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...NOT TRUE, I HAVE A BELT THAT HAD ALOT OF CRACKS IN IT AT 100 THOUSAND MILES IN ANOTHER VEHICLE. PUT EVERYTHING NEW BACK IN IT, COMPLETE KIT, AND 50,000 MILES LATER THE BELT SHREDDED AND PULLED APART.PUT A NEW BELT IN IT AGAIN, AND AT 167,000 MILES IT IS STILL GOIN, KNOCK ON WOOD, LOL, DC

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:51 PM   #5
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...NOT TRUE, I HAVE A BELT THAT HAD ALOT OF CRACKS IN IT AT 100 THOUSAND MILES IN ANOTHER VEHICLE. PUT EVERYTHING NEW BACK IN IT, COMPLETE KIT, AND 50,000 MILES LATER THE BELT SHREDDED AND PULLED APART.PUT A NEW BELT IN IT AGAIN, AND AT 167,000 MILES IT IS STILL GOIN, KNOCK ON WOOD, LOL, DC
I never stated that in was true for every case 100% of the time.

I simply stated that after seeing and reading about many timing-belt failures, it is one of the pulley bearings that fails which causes the timing-belt jump.

The service life of a quality timing-belt usually exceeds that of a sealed bearing.

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Old 10-16-2018, 07:30 AM   #6
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If it was my Vue. I'd change it..

This is what I consider a "low risk, high consequence" item. I might be able to get 25k miles more out of it, but if it fails, the consequences are a destroyed engine.

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Old 10-19-2018, 02:59 PM   #7
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...NOT TRUE, I HAVE A BELT THAT HAD ALOT OF CRACKS IN IT AT 100 THOUSAND MILES IN ANOTHER VEHICLE. PUT EVERYTHING NEW BACK IN IT, COMPLETE KIT, AND 50,000 MILES LATER THE BELT SHREDDED AND PULLED APART.PUT A NEW BELT IN IT AGAIN, AND AT 167,000 MILES IT IS STILL GOIN, KNOCK ON WOOD, LOL, DC
I was always told the engine will fail if the belt breaks on interference engine, at least that is what the dealership told me to scare me to replace it. I have never felt comfortable doing this job myself. Coming up on about 80K since my last replacement and I have been thinking about how I can get it done for less.

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Old 10-23-2018, 01:06 PM   #8
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...IT'S HIT OR MISS WITH A TIMING BELT FAILURE, ALOT OF VARIABLES, ENGINE RPM AT THE TIME, SPEED, ETC. I WAS LUCKY MYSELF. IF YOU DO IT YOURSELF JUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN THE AISEN KIT , IT'S REALLY NOT THAT BAD, JUST TAKE YOUR TIME, DC

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