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 #49129  by Papito84
 Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Hi my name is Papito Conquet I own a beautiful Black Kizashi 2011. My Dream Car...
having problem with my timing belt, keeps getting out of rail when get exposed to water even smal drop of water it will get of rail and batery light goes on, AC stops working , starts heating etc, I hope that other Kizashi owners may have solutions for this issues that I am having.. or may have had this problem? is this normal?
 #49131  by KuroNekko
 Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:25 am
Welcome.

That's not your timing belt. That's the serpentine belt, also known as the fan belt or the accessory belt. Timing belts are always covered up and for the Kizashi, a metal timing chain is used instead of a belt. In fact, take the oil filler cap off and you can even see the timing chain inside the engine.

As for your issue, it sounds like either the belt tensioner has failed and/or your belt is stretched out. I'd check the tensioner and replace the belt. It's a relatively easy fix either way.

Good luck!
 #49144  by Ronzuki
 Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Early Kizashis (and SX4s) in the U.S. had a tensioner recall issued.
At this point, I'd replace both.