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Old 09-15-2017, 01:17 PM   #1
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Question Purposefully slashed timing belt?

A mechanic replaced my rear brakes but then told me I needed a new timing belt and he showed me 2 tears on the belt. I quickly snapped a photo of the timing belt (attached), and I thought it was strange that the only 2 tears on the belt was where it was accessible to the mechanic. I inspected the rest of the belt and these are the only 2 tears. In your opinion, was this maliciously done by the mechanic or do you think this was due to normal wear and tear on the belt?

Vehicle is a 2006 Hyundai Accent (122k miles) and I've never replaced the timing belt. Not saying that it's not old but was it maliciously torn?
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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Re: Purposefully slashed timing belt?

Tears are jagged, no marks on metal to side. And it's 11-12 years old.

If it is interference motor (??) you were lucky he noticed it.

On Hondas the TB life is 110k or 7 years.

Maybe he spun the engine to inspect the belt.
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Thanks! I appreciate the reply and feedback!!
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