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Old 08-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Alright, I'm gonna be a little lazy here and see what answers I get from you guys lol. But I did already look in my user and maintenance manuals and came up with nothing...

So here's my question- at how many miles should the timing belt be changed? I'm almost at 45k now, and it was mentioned to me that I may need to change the timing belt soon, but no clear idea when. I've heard 60k miles but that was a guess. Anyone here know?
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Re: Timing belt

I'm not sure about the 2010 but the 2011 up engines use two timing chains.

2011 ford mustang 3.7 timing chain diagram - FixYa

They have to be replaced by the dealer or a garage that has the proper tools and knows how to use them.

I'm looking but can't seem to find any information on the 2010 Mustang engine at all.

I would think it would also use timing chains and not belts but don't quote me on that because I'm not sure. I will keep looking though.
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---------- Post added at 09:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 AM ----------

I do believe your going to have to call your dealer about weather you have three chains like the 2006
V6 OR THEY CHANGED TO BELTS. i CAN'T FIND ANY INFORMATION AT ALL FOR YOU ON YOUR 4.0 2010 MUSTANG AS FAR AS CHANGING THE TIMING GEAR IS Available.

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Re: Timing belt

Hey, you're getting farther than I've been able to with it! lol! I have no clue if it's a timing belt or chain, but whenever I do need to get it replaced Kameron will only be going to Ford to have it done. He's never gone to any shop besides Ford, and simply because A)They know what they're doing, and B)If they mess something up or if something breaks it's got a warranty on it.

Already had to have the dealership foot the labor and pay for a new strut, plus half the cost to replace the driver's side front tire because they didn't align the dang thing properly and entirely missed that the strut bar was bent...and before you say "women drivers...geez!", I wasn't driving my car when the wheel got bent, the tire was popped, and the strut bar got bent. I wasn't even in my car at all at the time when it occurred. Needless to say, nobody drives my car but me now

Anyhow, if I do find an answer I'll be sure to post it here as well in case anyone else comes up with the same question in the future.
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For me it's incomprehensible that a timing belt would need to be charged before 100k.. Not at all saying it won't.. Just saying
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For me it's incomprehensible that a timing belt would need to be charged before 100k.. Not at all saying it won't.. Just saying
I thought the same, but then someone put it in my head that I'd have to probably get it replaced soon and now that's making me question it. I'd figure around 120k. I'm gonna have to call my dear friends at the dealership...they just love to hear from me lol
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Re: Timing belt

I'm pretty sure your car has a timing chain. The 4.0 engines in the Explorers do, so why would they put a belt just on yours? Anyway, if that's the case, you can almost run it indefinitely. Maybe replace the dampener/tensioner on it at 100k.

Belts are crazy stupid for timing. They're easy to stretch or break, especially if oil gets on them, and most manufacturers do recommend 60k intervals on them, except in CA. CA has some stupid law about it, so in their state they just say 100k, even if it isn't wise. lol
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Re: Timing belt

From what I have read on the earlier 4.0 V6 Mustangs you really have to go to the dealer because they used three timing chains. Two in the front and one at the back of the engine. Changing the front one there was no problem but the engine had to be pulled to replace the back one.

Even the 2011 ups have to go to the dealer because special tools are needed to replace the timing chains.

I guess they do this stuff so a regular shop can not repair these newer cars.You are forced to go to a dealer to get things like this done. It's not really bad if you have a good dealer but I feel for the people that have A crappy dealer like my old Chevy dealer was. (Why I no longer have a Corvette) They are doomed.
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Re: Timing belt

You can buy those special tools if you want. Companies like Snap-on sell them or you can even buy them from a dealer. Maybe even rig your own tools (usually cam holding brackets and such).
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Ok, just called my guy at Ford and he said there's no belts on these cars anymore, there's timing chains and they only need maintenance as needed, like if there's a rattle or something and it's broken. He said they literally NEVER have to do any maintenance or work on these, and it's correct that there is a 3-chain system to the timing chain. So yeah, good to go and I can stop concerning myself with such a silly thing
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It's good to know, Now you can see why we love this Forum so much. It forces us to learn more & more about our Mustangs.

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It's good to know, Now you can see why we love this Forum so much. It forces us to learn more & more about our Mustangs.

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Exaaaaaactly I did the same when I had my 2001 Ranger, I spent a lot of time on forums learning new things and reading articles. It becomes such an addiction...
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