Altima Timing Belt

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Looking at purchasing a used Altima, 2005 or 2006 4 cyl. I cannot seem to quickly locate if this engine has a belt or chain, what the replacement interval is if it is a belt and is it an interference engine? Could affect the potential offer. Thanks
 
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For others in this situation, go to http://www.gates.com and look up your vehicle and if there is a timing belt you will see it listed. It also lists if its an interference engine I believe. I think I will avoid vehicles with timing belts like the plague in the future. If you want to keep a vehicle for say 250K miles you are looking at at least 2 timing belt changes at a cost of what $600 - $800 for each timing belt change.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Donald
For others in this situation, go to http://www.gates.com and look up your vehicle and if there is a timing belt you will see it listed. It also lists if its an interference engine I believe. I think I will avoid vehicles with timing belts like the plague in the future. If you want to keep a vehicle for say 250K miles you are looking at at least 2 timing belt changes at a cost of what $600 - $800 for each timing belt change.
$1600 over 10 to 15 years is not a lot of money.
 
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 Originally Posted By: The Critic
 Originally Posted By: Donald
For others in this situation, go to http://www.gates.com and look up your vehicle and if there is a timing belt you will see it listed. It also lists if its an interference engine I believe. I think I will avoid vehicles with timing belts like the plague in the future. If you want to keep a vehicle for say 250K miles you are looking at at least 2 timing belt changes at a cost of what $600 - $800 for each timing belt change.
$1600 over 10 to 15 years is not a lot of money.
Its maybe $100 to $125 a year, but what advantage does having a timing belt bring one? And if the belt breaks while driving its a real hassle.
 
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