Ownership Genuine Parts
Timing Belt
A timing belt controls the camshafts in your engine, opening and closing valves at just the right time for smooth operation.
Function and Mechanism

The timing belt must be properly calibrated in order to move in sequence with the motion of the pistons.  Regardless of what type of motor is present in your vehicle, a failure in the timing belt will cause the engine to suddenly stop.  
Timing belts are present in engines with overhead cams and are essential to keep these cams turning at the right time in order to keep the engine running.