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MAP Automotive is equipped with the latest technology, tools and knowledge to expertly diagnose a cambelt problem and put a solution in place that will last for years to come. Learn a bit more about what a cambelt is and what is needed in order to put it right.
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What Is a Cambelt?
Cambelt's, otherwise known as a timing belt, does exactly what it says, it keeps the timing of the engine working perfectly. It connects the upper camshaft to the crankshaft. Camshafts open and close your valves to let fuel and air in and exhaust fumes out. The crankshaft rotates and moves your pistons up and down to compress the air and fuel mixture that keeps your engine running.
Why replace my cambelt?
The reason why it is very important to have your cambelt replaced is that should it fail, your car's engine will not run and can become very expensive to put right. Every car manufacture has different recommended schedules for different models of when the cambelt should be replaced. If you are wondering when yours is due, then you can check for yourself by looking in your car's owner's handbook.
What else do I need to change?
Yes, you will not only require a full timing belt kit, but also on most models the water pump will also be required to be changed.
The reason for this is that the water pump is quite often run by the timing belt, if not replaced should it fail afterwards then the whole job will be required again. Sometimes when the water pump fails, it may actually cause the timing belt to slip, which results in severe engine damage.
The only other thing that you may wish to be replaced is the car's drive belt/drive belts. This is due to the fact that they are removed to gain access to the timing belt.
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