The timing belt or timing chain in some vehicles is a drive belt that synchronizes the rotation of the engine's crankshaft and camshaft with the opening and closing of your engine's valves.
When the crankshaft turns, the timing belt turns the camshaft, which opens and closes the engine valves to allow the pistons to move up and down. Your vehicle's engine operates in four phases: intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust.
During the intake phase, intake valves open and exhaust valves close as fuel and air enter the cylinders. As the air and fuel are mixed, compressed, and ignited by spark plugs during the compression and combustion phases, the valves close.
The remaining air and fuel are pushed out of the exhaust valve during the exhaust phase. The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing this process and for opening and closing valves during normal engine operation.
Avoiding a timing belt replacement can result in complete engine failure. A worn or stretched belt can disrupt the operating order of the valves and pistons, which can result in a piston hitting a valve and damaging the engine. If you are experiencing any issues with your vehicle call on 0117 9694925.