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Balance Shaft Belt

By Daniel Dillon, April 27, 2009

The rubber balance shaft belt connects the balance shaft to the crankshaft, allowing the crankshaft to drive the balance shaft. Tension is provided by the belt tensioner.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Balance Shaft Belt

  • Abnormal noise from the timing cover area
  • Abnormal engine vibration

Balance Shaft Belt Related Repair Advice

  • The balance shaft belt should be replaced whenever the timing belt is replaced

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