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A timing belt is used to drive the engine's camshaft. The engine crankshaft utilizes a drive sprocket to connect with a larger camshaft sprocket via a timing belt. A typical timing belt is constructed of a fiber enforced rubber belt with horizontal ribs molded to the inside of the belt. Tension is held on the belt by a belt tensioner which is spring loaded, oil pressure activated or set manually. Timing belts can be used to drive accessories such as a water pump or power steering pump. Some engines utilize a timing belt to drive balance shafts inside the engine that help neutralize engine vibration. When a timing belt fails it will allow the horizontal ribs to shred allowing the driven shaft to stop or become misaligned resulting in engine operation failure.At Dana's we can replace timing belts and chains.
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