FAQ’s about Getting Your Audi Timing Belt Repaired in Downtown Portland, Oregon
How does this timing belt thing work anyway? I’m not really sure that this is a problem but I can probably figure it out if you tell me how it works.
The timing belt is a piece that connects the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft. The specific ridges of the timing belt help the vehicle keep the timing consistent and precise. Missing a ridge can cause the machinery to “jump time” and throws off the delicate balance needed to make sure your vehicle functions properly.
Ok… So that didn’t help me much. What should I expect from my vehicle if my timing belt is no longer functioning properly?
You will notice that your engine is not functioning properly. You will have a check engine light displayed. If the situation is dire and you have ignored it then you can have the belt break. If that does happen to you then your engine will stall as soon as it happens. Engine damage is highly possible at this point.
Maybe if I knew about when I need to replace this timing belt then I would be able to figure out what is wrong. How often should I be replacing my timing belt?
Your timing belt should be looked at every 60,000 to 100,000 miles of driving. If you have this looked at on a regular basis then you should be able to avoid most of the problems as seen above.
It doesn’t seem that bad. Couldn’t I just drive around if my timing belt is only skipping a little bit?
This is not a situation that you should ignore. If you have a timing belt problem then a failure could be imminent and engine damage is very likely at that point. Getting it checked or fixed is a smart idea.
Couldn’t I fix this problem myself? It’s just a belt?
It is, technically, possible, however, you should be an experienced mechanic or technician as the amount of things you will have to take part and reconstruct is high. You also need to make sure that you get the right amount of tension on the belt otherwise you are risking massive problems.
How do I contact you in order to have this done on my vehicle?
You can visit us at 100 NE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97232. You can also call us at 503-238-1707.