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Serpentine belt versus timing belt

Serpentine belt versus timing belt — what’s the difference? What does a timing belt do? People often confuse serpentine and timing belts. They both drive rotating components, but that’s where the similarities end. A timing belt has cogs that fit into corresponding depressions on the driven components. The cogs prevent the belt from slipping out of time with the driven components and keep the camshafts synchronized with the crankshaft. What does a serpentine belt do? A serpentine belt drives accessory components that do not have to be in time with … Read More


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