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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.
 

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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.
 
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