How does one inspect timing belt on a 2012 v6?
Agreed. If I purchase a used vehicle with a timing belt, I always do the timing belt right away if there are no service records. Better to be safe than sorryIf you have just bought a car with no service record, change it straight away and record the mileage.
Change the serpentine belt as well. The timing belt has a tensioner pulley & also the water pump while its all taken apart- Change this too!
The cost is not horrendous and well worth it. If the timing belt goes, you are going to cry !
A good note is There is no way of telling if the belt needs to be replaced, simply by inspecting it.
Timing belt replacement is a preventive service, based on time/mileage. A 10 year old timing belt can still look like new, and the belt itself rarely fails, it's the tensioner that is subject to wear and tear. A more meaningful "inspection" might be: taking the timing cover off and check the condition of the tensioner.How does one inspect timing belt on a 2012 v6?