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I recently changed my timing belt because it was making that noise and the arrow wasn't pointing on the mark. After 2 weeks it does the same sound and the arrow is up again. This is what it looked like before and 2 weeks after changing it. I hear the noise when the car is in drive and my foot on the brake pedal. Stone carving Architecture Carving Sculpture Column
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Yes I know the picture is not the timing belt, but this is the mark that tells you if your timing belt needs to be changed. Well that's what I read in some posts in the forum.
There is no such thing, you are misinformed.

Can you post the links of where you are reading this (incorrect) info?
 

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You can't see the timing belt, with just the hood up. There are 3 covers over the timing belt. The belt going around the tensioner in the picture, is called the serpentine or drive belt. They used to call this a fan belt, but most cars now have electric fans, so the name changed.
 

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to check the tensioner basically you look at that arrow with the engine off and then start the car. the arrow should be about the same place.

if it moves excessively or shakes excessively replace it.


as far as your noise goes I would remove the drive belt and start the engine, to start with. if the noise is gone you know it's related to the drive belt.

as you already know I'm sure, the t-belt is not visible without taking covers off, etc, and that mark is no indication of the timing belt condition, which is a much sturdier belt.
 
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