Performance Timing Belts & Serpentine Belts
A timing belt is part of your internal combustion engine of your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. It synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft & the camshaft so that the engines valves open and close are the proper time. Your timing belt drives the cams and keeps your engine timed with the help of the tensioner and pulleys. On many engines the timing belt will also be responsible for the function of your water pump. Performance Timing belts can withstand the heat from your performance much better than those from the factory. Not only are they better against heat, they are reinforced with better quality materials to handle the high power and high pressure.
Serpentine Belt is a single continuous belt that drives multiple components in your engine bay. This includes your alternator, water pump, ac compressor, air pump, steering pump and more. Performance serpentine belts, just like performance timing belts, and made with higher quality materials. These materials are made to withstand higher heat from performance engines.
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The camshaft(s) on many Single Over Head Cam (SOHC) and Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) engines are driven by the crankshaft via a timing belt. The camshaft operates the valves, and valve opening and closing must be perfectly synchronized with the up and down movement of the pistons for optimal engine performance. The timing belt drives the cam(s) and keeps the engine precisely timed with the aid of a tensioner and idler pulley(s).
But such improvements in reliability shouldn’t inspire complacency. The manufacturer’s replacement interval can be found in your owner’s manual and this maintenance should not be ignored. A timing belt can break without notice and when that happens your engine will stop. Even worse, many engines are "interference" engines, and on these engines the pistons will contact the open valves, causing expensive engine damage. But a belt doesn’t have to fail completely to affect engine performance. Belt damage or a worn tensioner can cause the belt to jump time, resulting in poor performance or an engine that won’t run at all.