From what I can tell I would have to remove the v-belt, steering pump, A/C compressor....what else?
Or just pay the stealership between 250-350 bucks?????
What do you guys think? http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
Re: Should I replace the timing belt myself or save myself the headache? (SMOKE2000)
If you have an impact gun its very simple. I remove the wheel, then the wheelwell liner. Then I remove the crank pulley(this removes the PS belt and serp) Then remove the timing belt covers. then align the motor to TDC. then remove the belt and install the new belt. I like to have some body hold the tensioner up and the belt on the cam gear as this makes the alignment of the acessory shaft and crank much easier. I usually put the engine to 0degrees TDC and then adjust the distributer from there. Make certain before you install the new belt that the rotor in the distributor is point to the #1 electrode.
Then buttom everything on up. The belt tensioner tool is helpful but I've done it with out many times. The tensioner goesup not down.(clearance of the belt cover)
its a rough over view but I wish somebody gave me those hints when I did my first job several years ago.
Re: Should I replace the timing belt myself or save myself the headache? (G60ING)
i looked into it and for me at least it seems like more of a pain in the ass than it's worth. i just bought the belt for $7 from germanautoparts.com along with a new tensioner pulley for $20 and my mechanic is going to replace it for $150 and that includes changing the tranny fluid with redline MT-90 and replacing the brake fluid with ATE super blue. i bought all the parts my self and it is cold here in NY so for me it is easier to pay the $150.
Re: Should I replace the timing belt myself or save myself the headache? (brilliantyellowg60)
brake fluid and the timing belt job http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
tranny fluid is a cake walk. But the other jobs have a fair amount of frustration factor. good price as long he takes pride in his work.
Re: Should I replace the timing belt myself or save myself the headache? (TexasCorradoG60)
Changed my timing belt last night. If I wasn't already doing so much work in that area of the engine bay already it would have been much more of a pain in the ass than it already was. Over all things went pretty smoothly once I got a 12pt 19mm socket to put on the crank so I could get the serp pulley off. In retrospect I wish I had loosened the hex head bolts before I took v belt and serp belt off. After that the hardest thing to do was check and recheck that I had everything lined up properly (very stressful) I turned the engine by hand a couple of times and didn't hear any valves colliding with pistons so I think I am all right
. Anyway, good luck if you have any questions email me, but the bentley explains it pretty well once you connect the words/with the pictures/with what you are doing-if that makes any sense at all!
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