Used Mercedes-Benz Timing Cam Belt Kits

All used Mercedes-Benz Timing Cam Belt Kits listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Mercedes-Benz are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Timing Cam Belt Kits

An integral part of the engine's timing system, the Mercedes-Benz timing cam belt, also referred to as a drive belt or serpentine belt, is powered by the crankshaft, connecting the crankshaft to the camshaft, and functions to drive various components that all work together to  enable the car to move.  The Mercedes-Benz timing cam belt kit provides you with all you'll need to replace the timing cam belt on your vehicle. It is vehicle specific, designed exactly for the make and model of your car, offering perfect compatibility and a product that will perform well and last longer.

Situated in the engine compartment, the timing cam belt is a long piece of rubber which coils through a series of pulleys which contain bearings, usually operating with a spring mechanism. The pulleys function to enable the timing cam belt to smoothly spin around, allowing the belt to propel or drive various components in the engine compartment, such as the alternator, air pump and power steering pump.  The pulley mechanism allows the timing cam belt to run along the inside of the tensioner, which enables it to apply tension to the belt as it spins around its path of pulleys and generates the mechanism and power needed to drive the components it serves.  

The camshaft receives power from the crankshaft via the timing cam belt. The timing cam belt works in conjunction with the camshaft pulley to make sure the camshaft is rotating in sync with the crankshaft. As the camshaft rotates via the belt and pulley system, it opens and closes the intake and exhaust valves. The timing cam belt controls how fast the camshaft rotates and enables the smooth rotation of the cylindrical camshaft ensuring the right amount of air and fuel is allowed to enter the engine at exactly the right time in order for combustion to occur in the cylinders.

If the timing cam belt comes loose it can deviate from its position. A sure sign of a loose timing cam belt is a nasty screeching noise. A slipped timing cam belt will lead to extremes of temperature as the belt struggles, eventually leading to a damaged belt. A slipped timing cam belt can also affect the proper performance of the components powered by the belt. Often the cause of a slipped fan belt is that the spring inside the tensioner has become worn and is unable to apply the right amount of tension to the timing cam belt. The cam belt can crack and warp and eventually break, due to the high temperatures and friction it has to withstand. When replacing this part, choosing the Mercedes-Benz timing cam belt kit will give you perfect compatibility with the make and model of your vehicle. It is a good idea to seek advice from your mechanic with regards to fitting this part as a well fitted and properly adjusted timing cam belt makes a big difference to the overall running of the vehicle and experience of the drive.

Mercedes-Benz trivia

  • Karl Benz founded the famous car company. He is not only credited as the maker of the world's first practical motorcar but also has the distinction of being the first person ever issued with a driving license (local citizens kept complaining about the noise and smell of his Motorwagen, and so he needed written permission to drive it).
  • In 1924, Mercedes Benz became the first car manufacturer to include brakes on all four of a car's wheels. Not long after, in 1931, they also added suspension springs to the corners of the Mercedes Benz 170.
  • If you thought self-driving cars were all about Tesla, then it might surprise you to know that Mercedes Benz made an autonomously driving vehicle as early as 1995. It didn't gain popularity, but it became the foundation of the modern driving technology found in every Mercedes Benz.
  • Mercedes Benz cars have always been a big part of the Jurassic Park films, but the first movie went all out, with the stars emerging from a red Mercedes GLE Coupe before walking down the red carpet. Mercedes cars are also used throughout the film franchise.
  • That new car smell is always a delight, but a Mercedes owner gets to choose that smell. Perfume specialist Marc vom Ende created four different car smells for Mercedes Benz, called Sports Mood, Freeside Mood, Downtown Mood, and Nightlife Mood. They all smell a bit leathery.