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Merkur Timing Belts, Timing Chains & Components
Timing Belts, Timing Chains & Components
What is a Timing Chain and where is it Located?
The timing chain is the most important part of an automotive's engine timing system. Typically located on the front of the engine, the timing chain syncs together the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft. While most older automobiles only had one camshaft inside the engine block and required only one timing chain, today’s more complex overhead cam motors can have as many as 4 cams and multiple chains connecting everything together.
What is a Timing Belt and where is it Located?
Much like the timing chain, timing belts connect the camshaft to the crankshaft. However, instead of being a metal link design, timing belts are made of reinforced rubber. In order to fit in tighter and more intricate engine designs, the timing belt system may incorporate the use of multiple hydraulic or mechanical timing belt tensioners, and belt tensioner or idler pulleys.
For an even more in-depth explanation of mechanical timing, belts, chains, how they each work, why they fail, maintenance and replacement tips and more, check out our timing belts Vs. timing chains guide.
Need a Timing Chain or Belt Replacement?
If you need a replace the timing chain or belt in your car’s engine, then you have come to the right place. At 1A Auto, shopping for a timing chain or timing belt replacement for your car is easy - we're here to help you! Call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about our timing belts or chains, warranty, compatibility or to purchase, or you can buy online. Order your timing belt or timing chain replacement today at 1A Auto and get your vehicle back in working condition!
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