Question Answered: timing belt change
February 06, 2009, 08:11 AM
Yes you should have your timing belt changed every 100,000 to 150,000 miles because they start to wear out and become week, its better to change it out before it breaks because if it does break then repair costs to fix your engine are going be quite high, due to anything from a bent valve(S) to a shattered piston(S) or damaged head. If I were you I would change it out asap and not risk it, also youre going to need a new water pump and timing belt tensioner(S) and spring(S) this would cost anywhere from 100 to 500 at the most for the parts depending on your engine as far as the labor goes.. thats up to who ever does it for you, prices are high but its better than having to buy a new engine
Question Asked: Car wont start
February 06, 2009, 08:02 AM
Well I was currently re-doing my friends timing belt because the car made a knocking noise and we thought that the engine had locked up when it would not start.. well the next day he went ahead and started disconnecting everything and removed the wiring harness, well I he also unbolted one of the ground cables on the car, its a 1.6L SOHC V-Tec and it has 2 ground wires coming off the battery, one bolts on to the body and the second one bolts on to I have no clue where does ant one know where that second cable goes???