The 3.0 is an interference engine and if the timing belt breaks, it is going to damage the engine.
Recommended schedule for timiing belt replacement is 105k miles or 84 months whichever comes first. Get a visual inspection done to verify if the belt condition is still good because at your mileage, it should not be a problem but age of the belt is another matter.
Checking is not difficult, you only need to remove one of the upper cover.
Book time is 4.9 hours with time added if oil seals are to be replaced.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 11:46 AM