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Timing chain/belt on 2006 6 cyl - should replace?
Just wondering, I don't have the manual with recommended replacements. Couldn't really see anything online either.
I have about 88k miles on my 2006 Frontier SE 6cyl. Is it recommended to have the timing belt/chain replaced at this point? My father is under the impression that if that goes, it can ruin the engine and apparently the Frontier had issues with this in the past?
What other recommended replacements should one have at this mileage?
At the garage, they recommend hundreds/thousands of dollars for recommended replacements of which I always decline.
To date, I've just changed the brakes and oil and recently flushed and replaced the coolant for the first time.
At the garage, at around 50k I had the driveshaft and UV joint replaced under warranty. Just recently at about 85k I had another UV joint replaced out of warranty.
I also noticed a loud whining noise inside the engine, near the serpentine belt. It would disappear and come back until it finally appeared again and held on for weeks constantly. Of course, when I took it to the garage, that very day it stopped and has never return.
When I first bought the truck, I noticed for the first 10k miles I had a whine sound that sounded belt like when it was really cold out. Garage never found anything. Wondering if it's the same thing.
Any advice would be appreciated. I would like to keep this truck for a long time but also don't want to be replacing parts/ spending money without need.