TIMING BELT KIT
Car Model: TOYOTA HILUX 2.4 D 4WD 2.4 TD 4WD 2.4 D
Timing belt kits contain everything needed to replace the timing belt and its associated parts. It connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which in turn controls the opening and closing of the engine's valves. The kit generally includes the belt itself, idler and tensioner pulleys which are necessary to maintain or decrease slack as needed, and bolts needed to secure everything in place. When a timing belt is replaced, correct belt tension is critical. If the belt is too loose, it will whip, too tight and it will whine and put excess strain on the bearings of the cogs. In either case belt life will be drastically shortened. For this reason it is important to replace all the timing components, rather than just the timing belt.
It's vital that your engine operates at a proper working temperature. Car engines can get extremely hot and quickly suffer serious damage as a consequence. Usually located at the front or side of the car behind the fan belt, it's the job of the water pump to squirt water from the radiator to the engine in order to regulate its temperature. Centrifugal force then forces water into the engine block on into the cylinder heads before draining back into the radiator ready to be recycled through the system. If coolant starts leaking or you notice your engine overheating then replace your water pump immediately, as engine damage may be irreparable.