1994 BMW e30 Timing Belt Repair in Beaverton, Oregon

Do you think your car is having a timing belt issue? Below are some of the issues that occur when a timing belt that needs to be replaced or repaired.

When your timing belt starts to go back your check engine will go on and show the following codes:

  • P0016: Crankshaft Position – Camshaft Position Correlation
  • P0017: Crankshaft Position – Camshaft Position Correlation
  • P0018: Crankshaft Position – Camshaft Position Correlation

Unfortunately, replacing a timing belt on a BMW is not and easy repair,  several components have to be removed to reach the belt. Once the belt is removed tests have to be run to ensure that the correct amount of tension is on the belt for it to function properly.

It is never a good idea to drive with a timing belt problem because you risk having a complete engine failure and more costly repairs. It is always a good idea to have your car towed to the repair shop if you see one of the above codes.

Timing belt problems can be avoided by following the maintenance schedule in your manual, replacing your timing belt is part of the scheduled maintenance program every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

Give us a call if you have any questions about your BMW’s timing belt or your car’s recommended maintenance schedule.  Our certified mechanics in Beaverton are here to help.