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Warning signs of an aging timing belt

Warning signs of an aging timing belt

One of the most important components of your vehicle is the timing belt, which ensures that all of the valves and pistons inside the engine run smoothly and makes sure that the camshaft and crankshaft move in sync. As your timing belt ages, it wears down and becomes increasingly susceptible to breaking or snapping. A break in the timing belt can cause the engine to fail completely, which makes it crucial to maintain your timing belt and replace it as soon as it shows signs of wear. What Are The Warning Signs Of An Aging Timing Belt? If your timing belt is wearing down and reaching the end of its lifespan, there are a few distinct symptoms you can look for to identify the issue. Your engine won't start Your vehicle is performing poorly and has terrible fuel efficiency Your engine misfires, slips, or runs roughly A strange ticking noise is audible from under the hood Why Is It Important To Replace My Timing Belt? Replacing your timing belt as soon as you notice signs of wear ... read more

5 Reasons Why It Can Be Dangerous Doing Your Own Ford Repairs

5 Reasons Why It Can Be Dangerous Doing Your Own Ford Repairs

If you're the type who likes to get your hands dirty and do a little manual labor around the house, you might be tempted to dig into your car's engine. After all, it seems like such a simple thing: unscrew this bolt here, disconnect that hose there; it can't be that hard. And for some things, it isn't hard at all—but when it comes to working on your vehicle's electrical system or transmission (or any other part of its "brain"), things get much more complicated. Here are just five reasons why you should never attempt repairs yourself: #1 You might make the problem worse. You might make the problem worse. If you're not experienced in repairs, it's easy to make mistakes. For example, if you don't know how to fix the problem or if there are other factors involved that prevent you from fixing it, you could end up making a bigger mess than before. It's also possible that yo ... read more

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