Question: Can A Mechanic Tell If A Timing Belt Has Been Replaced?

Does Carfax show timing belt change?

In a word, no.

Carfax wont’ show a replaced timing belt.

Timing belts are buried, and require disassembly just to see.

EDIT: You can go here and register the VIN to check any dealer service records, a timing belt replacement will show up there if it was done at a Toyota dealer..

What happens when timing belt is installed wrong?

The timing belt controls the cam shaft which regulates when the valves open. (Move toward the pistons). Depending on the engine, the engine won’t run, run very poorly, or ruin the whole engine if the valves come in contact with the pistons if the belt is installed incorrectly. It bends or breaks the valves.

Can you check a timing belt for wear?

The timing belt is a very strong metal-reinforced belt with rubber on the outside. The rubber should be fairly smooth, with no chunks missing or massive cracking. One or two small cracks in the outer shiny coating of the belt are ok, but if you see lots of cracking on the surface this may indicate extreme wear.

How long do timing belts really last?

On average you can expect a timing belt to last 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles. This will change based on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Every manufacturer has their specific recommended years or mileage to replace the belt.

How long does it take a mechanic to replace a timing belt?

4 to 6 hoursThe timing belt can be completed at the same time; but typically private mechanics or shops will charge for individual hour replacement; so another 4 to 6 hours roughly. If you’d like, feel free to submit a quote request for the water pump replacement and timing belt replacement.