View Thread: Are timing belts a thing of the past?

I was browsing through C/D the other day and I noticed that the Saturn ION had a chain driven camshaft, and I found that curous because I had only heard of Nissan and a few others using timing chains rather than belts. So I looked through the magazine and found absolutely no belt driven cams. Am I reading this wrong or a timing belts dead meat?

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wow, ive never heard of them being dead, this will be intresting to find out.

My '96 Grand Am had a timing chain.