Timing belt on a 2002 xterra

Shoko78 Sep 15, 2017

  1. Shoko78

    Shoko78 Test Drive

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    Hello xterra brothers, my timing belt went out on my 2002 xterra yesterday, and my question is.... what are the chances that any of the valves got bent???
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Very high. It's an interference engine. So probably above 90%.
     
  3. Tay-Lo

    Tay-Lo I'm the king of junk food! Supporting Member

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    Just got mine fixed and they were fine. Found out at WENT that somewhere around 2000 Nissan started putting some relief on them to help prevent the vales from being damaged.
     
  4. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Lifetime Member Founding Member

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    It all depends on what was going on when it happened, like were you at idol in the driveway? or doing 75 on the highway? The best thing to do is put it all back together and check.

    More than a few people have been very lucky with no damage when it broke on them.
     

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