What are the symptoms of a timing belt going out?

Asked by Aug 20, 2007 at 11:21 AM about the 2001 Toyota Highlander

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck was idiling and all of a sudden it cutoff. I bought a new fuel pump and installed it, but it still does not start. I also switched out my relay switch, but to no avail. Can some one give me some info as to what the problem might be.


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Well from working at toyota you would need a new timing belt if you turn the key and its cranking really fast but not turning over. If its not turning over at all then worst case would be a new engine


Had a timing belt go out on me in my 350 in my boat in the middle of a lake once... When it goes, there will be a loud bang (I was afraid that I had blown the motor). Then, it generally just cranks like normal, but doesn't fire.

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