timing belt age as a sole replacement indicator

Nicholas Miller chance9121 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 12:42:57 PDT 2014

A 225k miles, my 5000 had a few  missing teeth. I'm not sure if all 5
cylinders are interference, but mine wasn't, it was no big deal. However,
I'm pretty sure the teeth are only rubber, the nylon only runs through the
rest of the belt.
On Apr 23, 2014 1:32 PM, "David Giannandrea" <
david.giannandrea at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> The timing belt is a combination of rubber and belt. The belt might be
> nylon, or some other fiber that adds strength under the rubber casing. The
> belt isn't going to come apart just because of the aged rubber. On the
> other
> hand, when it starts shedding teeth it is probably too late.
> Just looking at the whole picture.
> David G.
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