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Old 07-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #101
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So I need to change the timing belt also. I will be doing this job in a couple of weeks. Where to you hold the cam shafts to keep them from moving, to obey the "The camshaft must be held stationary with an open-ended wrench or a suitable pair of locking pliers. " ???
black flat plate at the end is holding them in place, and that pin with numbers ending in 42 at the bottom



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Old 07-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #102
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Ok, you guys might have covered this already, but where do you pick up the special timing tools? NAPA, Ford, and O'Reilly's all say they don't carry anything like that. I am on the phone with Snap-On who has found the kit with the tools but they don't carry it either. Help please-
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Ok, you guys might have covered this already, but where do you pick up the special timing tools? NAPA, Ford, and O'Reilly's all say they don't carry anything like that. I am on the phone with Snap-On who has found the kit with the tools but they don't carry it either. Help please-
http://www.tooltopia.com/otc-tools-6...n=shopzilla_r1
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #104
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I believe c-f-m has them under "adjustable cam gear tool" its a bar and a screw that goes into the block.

Don't forget to pick up the sockets that you will need too (e18 and t55)
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Massive also sells the tools. About $35 or so.
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Yeah, they are special tools. I got mine at CFM.

And FLYLOW, looks like you got this process down. Good job.

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Stuck on getting the timing belt on

I am half way through the job. Everyone's advice has helped out so far, thank you. I am at the point of putting the new timing belt on and it won't slip over the tensioner. I have started putting the belt on at the crankshaft and worked CCW over the idler and to the exhaust cam, etc. The belt doesn't seem super tight on the exhaust cam, but its too tight to get to the next notches in the belt.

Do I put my effort on slipping it over the tensioner or should I be getting it tighter on the exhaust cam/idler?
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