The Best Shop for Your BMW to Repair a Broken Timing Belt

Your BMW’s engine timing belt is one of the most important components in your car. Even when other components of your BMW engine are okay, without the timing belt, the engine can’t rotate or transfer power to your wheels. If the timing belt fails your vehicle will come to a grinding halt. Sudden engine stops when the timing belt fail, can lead to expensive engine damage.

BMW Broken Timing Belt

When to Change the Timing Belt

Here are a few helpful tips to help you recognize when you need to bring your BMW car or BMW vehicle in for timing belt maintenance and service:

  • It is advisable that when your BMW car hit’s 40,000 miles on the road, you should get your timing belt checked over. Leaving this aside and going on more miles without being checked can lead to failure causing more damage to your BMW car or BMW vehicle.
  • If you are hearing loud, clunky noises coming from the engine, then this could be a sign that you have a timing belt problem in the engine.
  • If your BMW car comes to a grinding halt, then the likelihood is the timing belt has snapped (sudden breakage) and this is the cause for loss of drive.
  • Recurrent heavy vibrations are a classic sign that you are having problems with the timing belt.
  • Rough idling of the engine can occur. There are teeth on timing belts that grip gears as they’re rotating various engine parts and components. If these teeth ever start falling off or become brittle, the timing belt will start to slip away from the gears. Once this happens, the teeth will fall directly onto the gears and form a jolt in the engine. Worst of all, the engine will begin to stall because the camshaft timing is off.
  • Misfires of the engine can happen. The fire rate of the engine could be jeopardized from the timing belt being worn out. If the timing belt were to slip away from the gears and fall onto the camshaft, one of the cylinders will open and close too soon. If that happens, an engine misfire could occur which means the belt needs to be replaced right away. If you don’t replace the belt soon, the engine could be permanently damaged.
  • Oil pressure will decline. The timing belt spins the gears of the camshaft. If the timing of the belt is off, it can skip and break off pieces of the camshaft. Some of these pieces might fall into the vehicle’s oil pan, resulting in the oil pressure dropping at the bottom of the engine.

Broken Time Belt Replacement Process

Unless you have a lot of auto repair experience, a timing belt replacement is not an easy DIY job and should be handled by a professional. The mechanic needs to gain entry to the timing cover of the engine by removing various accessories.

After the cover has been removed, the mechanic will analyze the timing belt and its pulleys. At this point, he will begin to remove the timing belt and replace it with a new one. They will likely replace the pulleys, tensioners, and water pumps if they feel it is important to do so. Once all the new parts are in, he will put the timing cover back on and any other parts that were removed. Now that it is all put back together, it can be tested with the start of the engine.

When your broken BMW timing belt is fixed by a non-professional, it can cause damage to the engine, a low power supply, too much fuel consumption, or engine knock/total damage.

BMW Broken Timing Belt Replacement

Ultimate Bimmer Service Will Help You

A broken timing belt can only be rightly fixed by a professional. We are experienced with your make and model and our technicians are available to help you fix any issues you’re experiencing with your vehicle. We offer top-notch services and reliable vehicle servicing from our garage workshop.

For decades, our team at Ultimate Bimmer Service has helped BMW owners throughout Carrollton and Dallas, and other surrounding cities including Denton, Frisco, Irving, Plano, Richardson. Contact us at Ultimate Bimmer Service at 1700 Surveyor Blvd in Carrollton, TX. Book an appointment with us now!

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