How do I tell if my timing belt is broken on a 1992 gs300?

russellk
0

Asked by russellk Jan 23, 2013 at 01:18 AM about the 1993 Lexus GS 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car is a 1992 gs300

1 Answer

DavidH25
Not Active

If you can get a valve cover off, spin the harmonic balancer, or the big pulley on the end of the crankshaft, and JUST A LITTLE BIT you do not want to cause more damage, and if the valves do not move the belt is broken and your engine is shot, it's an interference engine. If it broke while running, (well it's not going to just snap when it's not running) the pistons come up and hit valves that are not supposed to be open, so top end at least is shot and possibly a piston. All this is worst case scenario, if the belt is indeed broken

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Lexus GS 300 Questions

Lexus GS 300 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 220
#2 juniorsheld
juniorsheld
Reputation 150
#2 kbro
kbro
Reputation 150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus ES 300"
43 Great Deals out of 1,267 listings starting at $1,950
Used BMW 5 Series"
459 Great Deals out of 14,966 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,140 Great Deals out of 37,234 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord"
1,211 Great Deals out of 65,109 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima"
612 Great Deals out of 19,577 listings starting at $1,495
Used Lexus LS 400"
11 Great Deals out of 402 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Lexus GS 300 For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 384 listings starting at $8,800
2005 Lexus GS 300 For Sale
18 listings starting at $6,495
2004 Lexus GS 300 For Sale
49 listings starting at $5,995
2003 Lexus GS 300 For Sale
57 listings starting at $4,900
2002 Lexus GS 300 For Sale
67 listings starting at $3,700