Timing Belt

drtown
0

Asked by drtown Jun 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM about the 2000 Mazda Millenia 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

According to the manual, the timing belt should be replaced at or about 115K.  The car has 108K, a 2002 millenium.  I do not know if the timing belt had been replaced, when it was owned by the previous owner.  Is there a way to check this? And, second, what might happen if the timing belt broke, before I managed to get it replaced?

1 Answer

Tom Demyan
87,115

I would change it if you don't know for piece of mind. I'm sure your mechanic can open the cover first to see the condition of the belt before actually changing it to check for wear. If it broke, you will be stuck wherever you are, and you will need a tow. Will it do damage to the engine, I found conflicting information if your mazda uses an interference engine or not. But you won;t have to worry if you just change the belt. I did see where some mechanics will also recommend chaning out the water pump and hose as well, since it is in near proximity of the belt cover.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Search Mazda Millenia Questions

Mazda Millenia Experts

#1 Steven Cisneros
Steven Cisneros
Reputation 470
#2 Keith12345
Keith12345
Reputation 250
#3 alej
alej
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima"
1,729 Great Deals out of 73,570 listings starting at $1,587
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata"
101 Great Deals out of 2,514 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Maxima"
707 Great Deals out of 20,169 listings starting at $946
Used Mazda 626"
3 Great Deals out of 457 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MPV"
19 Great Deals out of 629 listings starting at $995
Used Acura TL"
300 Great Deals out of 6,489 listings starting at $1,100
Used Hyundai Elantra"
700 Great Deals out of 46,873 listings starting at $1,799