The timing belt or timing chain in your INFINITI vehicle helps sync the crankshaft to the camshaft, enabling its many parts to move in sync likewise, with precision. The camshaft and crankshaft are two good examples of such parts. They have to synchronize to make sure your engine pistons can pump and engine valves can open and close at the proper intervals. When they do, your engine runs as best it can, without its parts getting damaged.
Unfortunately, there aren't very many signs of a timing belt or chain going out. Therefore, it can be a tough thing to diagnose. However, if your engine misfires without any warning, for example, it can indicate belt or chain slippage, if not a completely broken belt. If either fails, though, most likely, you'll lose engine power, and your engine will shut down. If your car or SUV has a timing chain, however, when it breaks, it'll be with a loud crack.
So, how often does a timing belt or timing chain need to be changed? In your model's case, your owner's manual can tell you. It'll have a maintenance schedule with mileage as a benchmark. Most manufacturers recommend replacement about every 100,000 miles, a figure that's generally the case if you're driving a newer INFINITI vehicle. If you're driving an older one, on the other hand, you may need to replace its timing belt every 60,000 miles or so. It's also a good idea to replace the water pump simultaneously. Today's metal timing chains, though? They get built to last. They're usually good for an engine's entire lifetime.
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