Should i replace my timing belt? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2005-2010 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 09-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
Plitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Franklin
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 7
Hello, I bought my 05 stand a few months ago, it has 36k miles on it and is 8 years old. I know it was extremely taken care of. But I was wondering if I should replace my belt, I'm unsure if it has ever been replaced, and I know rubber hardens after a while. Here's a pic
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3476836835.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	420.7 KB
ID:	127570   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1718241683.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	379.3 KB
ID:	127575  

Plitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-05-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyoung68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: concord
Region: California
Posts: 3,475
Thats not the timing belt.... Its the fan belt and you really only need to replace it if the groves on the other side start to peal off or if its all frayed
Tyoung68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Fader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Boise
Region: Idaho
Posts: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plitch View Post
Hello, I bought my 05 stand a few months ago, it has 36k miles on it and is 8 years old. I know it was extremely taken care of. But I was wondering if I should replace my belt, I'm unsure if it has ever been replaced, and I know rubber hardens after a while. Here's a pic
Your car has a timing CHAIN inside the motor. That's your Drive Belt. It's a quick, easy, and cheap replacement. With the age of your car, it may or may not need changed, but its great preventative maintenance, especially if you don't know the age of the one in place. If it breaks, you'll be on the side of the road. Better safe than sorry.
Fader is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
Sad Panda
Staff
 
silverskoundrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 5,635
buy one and put it in the trunk or buy one and replace it to be at peace of mind
__________________
@silverskoundrel
05 TL Mustang Base (the silverskoundrel) - sold
05 TL Mustang GT - sold
98 UA Mustang GT - sold
10 CI Mustang GT - slow
silverskoundrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
Registered User
Newbie
 
Plitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Franklin
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 7
Thanks for the answers/clarity, i just thought it was the timing belt but i stand corrected, and i will look into buying one and keeping it on hand
Plitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Fader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Boise
Region: Idaho
Posts: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plitch View Post
Thanks for the answers/clarity, i just thought it was the timing belt but i stand corrected, and i will look into buying one and keeping it on hand
That's a good plan. There are things like a belt, fuel filter, and other things that, when in doubt, just change it. They're cheap peace of mind.
Fader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
05MUSTANG4.0L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plitch View Post
Hello, I bought my 05 stand a few months ago, it has 36k miles on it and is 8 years old. I know it was extremely taken care of. But I was wondering if I should replace my belt, I'm unsure if it has ever been replaced, and I know rubber hardens after a while. Here's a pic
I wish my 05 was back to 36k miles, I just turned 138k

---------- Post added at 11:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:14 PM ----------

Don't forget the cabin filter under the windshield wipers
05MUSTANG4.0L is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2005-2010 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



10:15 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.