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Old 08-30-2008, 08:30 PM   #17
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Before we take the belt off lets paint mark the crank sprocket. This will help you ensure the timing stays at TDC. Here's a pic of it.

To remove the belt you have to back off the belt tensioner bolt, 10mm, 4 turns. The tensioner has a metal tab that sits in a slot. When the bolt is backed off you can grab the tab and pull it out. This releases the belt tension and makes life easier when removing the belt. Now the belt doesn't just fall off, it will take a bit of effort. Don't use a tool to pry off, just wiggle it off. Don't want to create more work.

The timing belt kit I used came with the belt, tensioner and 2 idler pullies. I used the larger pulley and tossed the smaller one. Install the new timing belt tensioner but leave it loose.

This also gives you the oppurtunity to replace the serp belt tensioner and water pump.
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