1990 Nissan Maxima timing belt

Tiny
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  • 1990 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 109,000 MILES
I recently bought a used 1990 Nissan Maxima with 109,000 miles. The car has been very well maintained as far as the body, interior and overall appearance. It looks like a new car in every aspect but, I have a concern about the timing belt, as it is recommended to be replaced every 60,000 miles. It would have had to have been replaced at this point. I have no service records and can not track down the car's history. I removed the timing belt cover and inspected the belt. Of the 25% of the belt I could see, there is not any missing teeth and there are not any cracks in the sides of the belt, also when I twisted the belt, it would only twist about a quarter turn, meening it has the proper tention. I don't know what I should do as if the belt breaks, I am looking at major motor damage. I would appreciate an honest answer as far as, is the car driveable and if this is something that needs immediate attention. Too many different answers from too many people.
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Monday, July 28th, 2008 AT 8:47 PM

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Tiny
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Here is my Honest Answer and I say this to all my customers.

If your concerned enough to ask about a possible problem then whatever the concern is you should go ahead and have it taken care of.
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Monday, July 28th, 2008 AT 9:19 PM

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