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.
have the same problem?
Monday, July 28th, 2008 AT 8:47 PM