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Choosing The Right Timing Belt (Video)

It’s a good rule of thumb to try to get as close to the OEM part as possible. Sponsored by Continental.

10 Timing Belt Tips

Here are the some key installation and service tips to make your next timing belt job just a little easier.

VIDEO: Timing Belts And Stop/Start Vehicles

Find out how the engine can kick back during stop/start operation. This video is sponsored by Litens.

BMW Timing Chain Stretch Issues

The change in timing is sensed by the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors, which can cause codes.

VIDEO: Timing And Drive Belt Idler Pulley Bearing Loads

The change in the loading of the bearing can result in damage and failure of the belt system. Sponsored by INA, a Schaeffler brand.

VIDEO: Bearings On Timing Belt Components

Andrew Markel explores timing belt components and how the health of the bearings inside of these components is important to proper timing operation. Sponsored by INA, a Schaeffler brand.

VIDEO: Water Pump Weep Hole Drains Are Moving

Andrew Markel covers how the drain for some water pump weep holes is moving to the block or front cover on some engines. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

VIDEO: How Can A Timing Belt Lose Teeth?

Andrew Markel discusses the conditions under which a timing belt could lose some of its teeth, including incorrect tension. Sponsored by INA, a Schaeffler brand.

VIDEO: Timing Belts: The Right Tension In The Right Temperature Range

Andrew Markel discusses the installation of timing belts, and how to determine the correct tension depending on the ambient temperature. Sponsored by INA, a Schaeffler brand.

VIDEO: How VVT Issues Can Ruin The Perfect Cam/Crank Alignment

Andrew Markel discusses timing components, and how issues with the variable valve timing actuator can cause codes from misalignment. Sponsored by INA, a Schaeffler brand.

VIDEO: Take Your Time With Timing Belt Jobs

Andrew Markel discusses the importance of reading the instructions that come with timing belt kits so ensure the job is performed properly. Sponsored by Continental.

VIDEO: Reading Timing Belt Wear Patterns

Andrew Markel looks at timing belt wear and discusses which patterns lead to which conditions. Sponsored by INA.