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Timing belt

(2003 Ford Focus)
in San Francisco, CA on April 04, 2009
are the timing chain and timing belt the same thing?
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on April 05, 2009
A timing belt is made of rubber (similar to a vacuum cleaner belt, only bigger) and needs to be replaced as part of the maintenance of the vehicle. A timing chain is a metal chain (like a motorcycle/bicycle chain) and only needs replacement if the chain or other parts wear out.
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