2000 Altima Timing Belt


Catboy
11-30-2004, 08:37 AM
I have a 2000 Altima GXE with about 65,000 miles. Having owned an Accord prior to this I know the importance of changing the timing belt in a timely fashion. My manual maitenance schedule refers to changing the timing belt at 105,000 but has a footnote that says something like "Pathfinder, Frontier only" (maybe some other models, too, but no Altima). There are no other references to a timing belt change. This would lead me to believe that it uses a timing chain instead of a belt, but everything I have read says that Nissan did not go to a chain until 2002. So two questions, does my 2000 have a timing belt or a timing chain, and if it is a belt, when should it be changed? Thanks for anything that someone might have on this issue.

Infinitrium
11-30-2004, 10:30 AM
Your 2000 Altima has the KA24DE engine, which has two timihg chains, they should last the lifetime of the car. I've got a 93 Altima with 223500 miles and the chains have never been replaced.

Catboy
12-03-2004, 03:08 PM
Your 2000 Altima has the KA24DE engine, which has two timihg chains, they should last the lifetime of the car. I've got a 93 Altima with 223500 miles and the chains have never been replaced.

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

Josh

IH8SPM
12-05-2004, 11:38 AM
I will have to agree. My mechanc told me that he has not replaced a broken chain on a altima since they were introduced. He has replaced and repaired lots of other things but not the chain.

fender1
12-12-2004, 10:00 PM
So do the 99 Altima's have timing chains also? i'm looking for a good daily driver w/out the hassle of having a timing belt replaced.

Thanks for any help

Paul Gaczynski
12-27-2004, 11:30 PM
Altimas come with a timeing-chain which is good for the life of the motor

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