Timing Belt

Asked by Sep 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM about the 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S and I just hit 60,000 miles, when do I need to change the timing belt/chain?

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If you're certain you have a timing belt (I thought the 2.5 was a 4 cylinder and it may have a timing chain), it may be about time. A while back, a lot of manufacturers recommended 60k. Now the belts can go a while longer (my 98 Pathfinder says to do it about ever 90k). If you do have a belt, I'd probably start planning for it. It'll be an involving project and you'll probably need another car for one or two days (and this is if you have a shop do it). But I'd say you probably have at least 10k to go safely. And once you get the front of the motor taken off, you may just want to have them change the water pump (right in the same area, and the motor would have to be taken apart to do that too). But you should still have a little time left on that belt.

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It has a timing chain, you shouldn't ever have to replace it.

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It has a chain and a chain is good for the life of the car generally. You don't have to do anything if it is running fine and there is no noise coming from your engine.

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i just bought a nissan altima 2016 and the dealer said the timing chain never has to be replaced, which is the reason why i'm here looking it up.

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