Six Banger

timing-belts
belts
chevrolet

#1

Is the GM 6 banger engine, as would be found in an 02 Monte Carlo, one of the types of engines which self destruct (piston hits valve) when the timing belt breaks?


#2

According to the Gates timing belt guide, the timing belt engines in Monte Carlo were from 1995 to 1997.


#3

As mentioned by the first poster the 3.4 DOHC was the only engine with a timing belt. The 3.1 and 3.8 use a timing chain.

Ed B.


#4

Many thanks for the responses; I can rest easy now that a belt replacement is not imminent.


#5

Please do not think that a timing chain will not require replacement also.


#6

Why did you need to come here to find that out? Haven’t you read your owner’s manual?