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Cool timing belt or chain?

I have an 08 mustang V6,4.0.Does the motor have a timing chain or belt.If a belt,how many miles before it needs to be replaced?Thanks.Doug.

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I have an 08 mustang V6,4.0.Does the motor have a timing chain or belt.If a belt,how many miles before it needs to be replaced?Thanks.Doug.
You have a timing belt and it's a good idea to replace them every 80k (that's on the safe side) but you definately don't want it to break while you're driving.


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The 4.0 V6 has a jackshaft to drive the right and left camshaft timing chains. The jackshaft is driven by a jackshaft chain by the crankshaft.

No timing belt but three timing chains.

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Yeah oldschool is correct, I misread the year of your Mustang.

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Thanks for the info.Glad I have chains instead of belts.
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It's why changing heads and cams is not real popular with the 4.0 even though they're available and offer substantial power increases...2 chains on the front and 1 on the back. You have to pull the engine to access the rear chain.
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got ya!!,Doug4321
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