Timing Belt Service
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HOW THE TIMING BELT WORKS
The rubber timing belt is part of most internal combustion engines and is responsible for synchronizing the engine's functions.
It controls the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft and the opening and closing of the engine's many valves to allow air and gas in and out, which causes the fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber. During this explosion, the valves push the pistons down.
In order for the process to take place, the valves have to open and close at the right time
The valves have to be in the correct position as well as the pistons. The valves open at different times for each cylinder. It's a mechanical ballet of sorts.
When the timing belt breaks
The valves, which are very light, will open and stop altogether and the larger pistons, still in motion, will make contact with them and cause expensive and time consuming damage.