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2002 Dodge Intrepid Question: Timing Belt



, 3.5L V6, Norcross, GA, May 21, 2011, 12:10

Bought this used a month ago for $3k. Don't know if timing belt was replaced, not sur ebased on my price I want to put $750 in it to get it done. Saw some with 340k who have never changed it. Thoughts anyone?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 21, 2011, 13:10

    My information says the Timing Belt should be changed every 100/105,000 miles and that it is an interference fit engine (does serious internal damage if the belt fails). If there are any oil leaks inside the timing cover that will hasten the failure of the timing belt as well. If you don't replace the belt you are only waiting for it's failure. Belt replacement (no seals or water pump) is about a three hour job.

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