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Lamb's Automotive Inc.
16051 Deerfield Pkwy.
Prairie View, IL 60069
Phone: 847-821-2100 / Fax: 847-821-2121

http://www.lambsauto.com

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Recommended Timing Belt Replacement Intervals for 1970-1997 Domestic & Imported Cars.
Plus Interference vs. Non-Interference Engine Classification
This chart lists manufacturers' recommended intervals for timing belt replacement on domestic and imported cars
 and light trucks.  
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Note: Interference fit engines are denoted with an asterisk (*).
Vehicle Manufacturer & Engine Manufacturers' Recommended Replacement Intervals
ACURA
1.6L* (1)
1.7L*, 2.5L V6* 90,000 Mi. or 72 Mo.
2.2L* 105,000 Mi. or 84 Mo.
1.8L*, 2.5L 5-Cyl.*, 3.2L* (Legend & 3.2TL) (2)
2.7L* 90,000 Mi.
3.OL*, 3.5L* (3)
3.2L (SLX) 60,000 Mi.
ALFA ROMEO
3.OL 50,000 Mi.
AMERICAN MOTORS
2.OL (1)
AUDI
Gasoline Engine (1)
Diesel Engine* (1)
BMW
2.5L*, 2.7L* 60,000 Mi.(4)
CHRYSLER CORP.
1.4L*, 1.6L SOHC* & DOHC* 60,000 Mi.
1.5L*, 1.8L, 3.OL SOHC & DOHC* (5)
1.7L (1)
2.OL SOHC & 2.OL DOHC*, 2.4L SOHC (6)
2.2L SOHC & DOHC*, 2.5L 4-Cyl 90,000 Mi.
2.3L Diesel* 50,000 Mi.
2.4L DOHC* (7)
2.5 L V6 (8)
3.5L 105,000 Mi.
DAEWOO
1.6L, 2.OL (1)
DAIHATSU
1.OL* (9)
1.3L* 60,000 Mi.
FIAT
1.3L* (Air Pump & Camshaft) 36,000 Mi. (10)
1.5L*, 2.OL* 30,000 Mi. (10)
1.6L* 25,000 Mi. or 24 Mo. (10)
1.8L* (1974-77) 25,000 Mi. or 24 Mo. (10)
1.8L* (1978) 25,000 Mi. (10)
FORD MOTOR CO.
1.3L, 1.6L SOHC (Ford)*, 1.6L SOHC (Mazda) & 1.6L DOHC, 1.8L 60,000 Mi.
1.9L, 2.OL DOHC Gasoline (except Probe) (1)
2.OL SOHC Gasoline (except 1997 Escort/Tracer) 100,000 Mi.
2.OL SOHC Gasoline (1997 Escort/Tracer) (1)
2.OL DOHC Gasoline* (Probe), 2.2L*, 2.5L V6 60,000 Mi.
2.OL Diesel*, 2.3L Diesel* (Camshaft & Balance Shaft Belts) (1)
2.3L SOHC Gasoline (1)
3.OL & 3.2L SHO 100,000 Mi.
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
1.OL, 1.4L, 1.6L, 1.8L Gasoline & Diesel*, 2.OL, 2.3L, 3.OL* (1)
1.5L*, 2.2L Diesel*, 3.4L* 60,000 Mi.
GEO
1.OL, 1.6L SOHC (Tracker) (11)
1.3L 100,000 Mi.
1.5L* 60,000 Mi.
1.6L DOHC* (Storm) (1)
1.6L SOHC & DOHC (Prizm)*, 1.8L DOHC*, 1993 & Prior 60,000 Mi.
1.6L SOHC & DOHC (Prizm), 1.8L DOHC (Prizm & Storm*), 1994 & Later (1)
HONDA
1.2L*, 1.3L*, 1.8L* (1)
1.5L*, 1.6L*, 2.OL SOHC- & DOHC* (12)
2.1 L*, 2.3 L* 90,000 Mi. or 72 Mo.
2.2L SOHC* & DOHC*, 2.7L* (12)
2.6L*, 3.2L 60,000 Mi.
HYUNDAI
1.5L*, 1.6L*, 1.8L*, 2.OL*, 2.4L*, 3.OL (1995 & Prior) 60,000 Mi.
1.5L*, 1.6L*, 1.8L*, 2.OL*, 2.4L*, 3.OL (1996 & Later) (1)
INFINITI
3.OL* (1993 & Prior) 60,000 Mi.
3.OL* (1994 & Later) 105,000 Mi.
3.3 L* 105,000 Mi.
Isuzu
1.5L*, 1.6L SOHC, 1.6L DOHC*, 1.8L DOHC Gasoline* 60,000 Mi.
1.8L Diesel*, 2.OL*, 2.2L Diesel*, 2.3L*, 2.6L*, 3.2L 60,000 Mi.
JEEP
2.OL (1)
KIA
1.6L DOHC*, 1.8L DOHC*, 2.OL DOHC* (13)
1.6L SOHC, 2.OL SOHC (13)
LANCIA
1.8L* 25,000 Mi.
LEXUS
2.5L 60,000 Mi.
3.OL 1-6, 3.OL V6, 4.OL (21)
MAZDA
1.6L SOHC & DOHC, 1.8L SOHC & DOHC 4-Cyl 60,000 Mi.
1.8L V6 105,000 Mi.
2.OL SOHC & DOHC*, 2.2L* 60,000 Mi.
2.OL Diesel* (Camshaft & Injection Pump) 100,000 Mi.
2.3L (B2300) (1)
2.3L V6, 2.5L, 3.OL SOHC* & DOHC* 60,000 Mi.
MITSUBISHI
1.5L*, 1.6L SOHC* & DOHC*, 1.8L, 2.OL SOHC & DOHC*, 2.4L SOHC (5)
2.3L Diesel*, 2.4L DOHC*, 3.OL SOHC & 3.OL DOHC*, 3.5L* (5)
NISSAN
1.5L* (1)
1.6L SOHC*, 1.7L Diesel*, 2.OL*, 3.OL SOHC* (14)
1.6L DOHC*, 1.8L DOHC* 60,000 Mi.
3.OL DOHC* (15)
3.3L* 105,000 Mi.

 

Vehicle Manufacturer & Engine Manufacturers' Recommended Replacement Intervals
PEUGEOT
1.9L, 2.2L* (1)
PORSCHE
2.OL*, 2.5L*, 2.7L*, 3.OL* (16)
4.5L*, 4.7L*, 5.OL*, 5.4L* (17)
RENAULT
1.7L*, 2.2L (1)
SAAB
2.5L* & 3.OL* (1)
STERLING
2.5 L* & 2.7L* (1)
SUBARU
1.2L, 2.2L, 2.7L, 3.3L, 1.8L (impreza) 60,000 Mi.
1.8L (except lmpreza) 52,000 Mi.
SUZUKI
1.3L SOHC & DOHC*, 1.6L (8-Valve), 1.6L (16-Valve)* (18)
TOYOTA
1.5L*, 1.6L SOHC, 1.6L DOHC*, 1.8L Gasoline (21)
1.8L Diesel*, 2.2L Diesel*, 2.5L, 2.8L 60,000 Mi.
2.OL, 2.2L Gasoline, 3.OL 1-6, 3.OL V6 (21)
2.4L Diesel* 100,000 Mi.
3.4L (1)
VOLKSWAGEN
Gasoline Engine (1)
Diesel Engine* (1)
VOLVO
2.1 L*, 2.3L (B23)*, 2.3L 4-Cyl.* (B230, B23OF & B23OFT) (19)
2.3L 4-Cyl. (B234)* 50,000 Mi.
2.3L 5-Cyl.*, 2.4L 5-Cyl. Gasoline*, 2.9L 70,000 Mi.
2.4L Diesel* 75,000 Mi.
YUGO
1.1 L* & 1.3L* (20)
FOOTNOTES:
1. Manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval. 2. On 1996 & prior models, 90,000 miles or 72 months; on 1997 models, under normal conditions, 105,000 miles or 84 months (60,000 miles if vehicle is operated at ambient temperatures under -20'F or above 11O'F). 3. Under normal conditions, 105,000 miles or 84 months (60,000  miles if vehicle is operated at ambient temperatures under -20'F or above 11O'F). 4. When- ever the tensioner roller has been released, regardless of belt age or condition. After replacement, a label indicating the mileage & date that service has been performed should be affixed to the cylinder head cover. 5. On 1994 & prior models, 60,000 miles; on 1995-97 California models, 60,000 miles is recommended but not required; on all 1995-97 models, at 100,000 miles (if not previously replaced). 6. 1994 & prior models, intervals of 60,000 miles; on 1995- 97 Breeze, Cirrus, Stratus & Sebring Convertible models, 105,000-mile intervals is recommended but not required. On Avenger & Sebring (except convertible), Summit Wagon  Talon California models, 60,000-mile intervals is recommended but not required. On all 1995- 97 Avenger, Sebring (except convertible), Summit Wagon & Talon models, at 100,000 miles (if not previously replaced). 7. On California models, 60,000-mile intervals is recommended but not required; on all models, replace at 100,000 miles (if not previously replaced). 8. On Breeze, Cirrus, Stratus & Sebring Convertible models, 105,000-mile intervals is recommend- ed but not required; on Avenger & Sebring California models (except convertible), 60,000- mile intervals is recommended but not required; on Avenger & Sebring models (except convertible), at 100,000-miles (if not previously replaced). 9. 60,000-mile intervals it vehicle operates under extensive idling, low-speed driving for long distances, on dusty, muddy or rough roads. 10. Timing belt must be replaced any time tension is relieved. 11. On 1996 & prior models, inspect & adjust belt at 30,000 and 60,000 miles; replace timing belt at 60,000 miles. On 1996 & later models, inspect & adjust belt at 30,000- and 60,000-mile intervals; replace timing belt at 100,000 miles. 12. On 1989 & prior models, manufacturer does not recommend a specific interval; on 1990-96 models, 90,000-mile intervals or 72 months; on 1997 models, under normal conditions, at intervals of 105,000 miles or 84 months (60,000-mile intervals if operated at ambient temperatures under -20'F or above 11O'F). 13. On non-California models, 60,000-mile intervals; on California models, inspect at 60,000-mile intervals and replace at 90,000-mile intervals. 14. On 1985 & prior models, manufacturer does not recommend a specific interval; on 1986-93 models, 60,000-mile intervals; on 1994-97 & later models, 105,000-mile intervals. 15. On early 1993 & prior models, 60,000-mile intervals; on late 1993 & later models less turbo, 105,000-mile intervals; on late 1993 & later models with turbo, 60,000-mile intervals. 16. Under normal operation, 45,000-mile intervals; check tension at 2000 miles, then every 15,000 miles. 17. Under normal operation, 60,000-mile intervals; check tension at 2000 miles, then every 15,000 miles. 18. On 1994 & prior models, manufacturer does not recommend a specific interval; on 1995-97 California models, 60,000-mile intervals is recommended but not required; on all 1995-97 models, at 100,000 miles (if not previously replaced). 19. On 1985 & prior models, 40,000-mile intervals; 1986-94 & later models, 50,000-mile intervals; 1995 & later models, 100,000-mile intervals. 20. Inspect every 15,000 miles. 21. On 1993 & prior models, replace at 60,000-mile intervals; on 1994 & later models, manufacturer does not recommend a specific maintenance interval. 

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