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Old 08-31-2008, 02:11 PM   #21
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The timing belt is on and tensioner set.

REMOVE THE TIMING PIN AND CAM BAR, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put the plug back in the timing pin hole. Get your 18mm socket put it on the crank bolt. Let's slowly rotate the engine clockwise several revolutions. This will align the timing belt on the pullies and sprockets.

That's it folks. Now it's time to put it all back together.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:37 PM   #22
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On a scale of 1-10 I'd rate this a 4. All your doing is removing and replacing. Take plenty of pics and notes. Trust me on this. Use all tools available to your advantage. I did 99% of this myself. My son helped with the removal of the exhaust manifold to cat nuts.

Don't attempt this if:
Your mechanical skills are limited to oil changes and filters.
This is your daily driver and it's sunday afternoon.
Don't have the tools.


Parts used
Timing belt kit from NAPA #2522941 $124.88
Water pump NAPA #41013 $53.29
Serp belt tensioner NAPA #38188 $35.97
Serp belt $19.99
Serp belt idler pulley bearing $4.99


These parts I replaced for my own reasons
P-side motor mount Checker auto #7153224 $69.01
Before cat O2 sensor Autozone #15717 $48.99
After cat 02 sensor Autozone #15717 $48.99
Autozone computer had 15718 for one of the sensors but was not = to what I had. The 15717 did. The plugs were the same, only difference was the length of wire.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:53 PM   #23
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Hope all this makes sense. If I missed something or you see an error let me know.

Good luck.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:31 PM   #24
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Very nice write up. I won't need my timing belt replace for a few years, but my alterntor one may need replacing sooner. May just be best to do all at once
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Awesome write up and great detail! Did you break the cam bolts loose to allow the cam gears to float while installing the belt, or just figure the cam timing was fine since it had jumped the crank gear?
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:39 AM   #26
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Awesome write up and great detail! Did you break the cam bolts loose to allow the cam gears to float while installing the belt, or just figure the cam timing was fine since it had jumped the crank gear?
It was all about luck that neither one of the cams jumped timing. Once the bar was in the cam slots I figured the cams were good to go. No reason now to mess with the cam sprockts. The bar holds them in place while putting the belt on. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:38 PM   #27
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Thanks

lhc_focus, thanks for the nice write up. I was a little apprehensive about doing this myself since all I had is a service manual and no air tools, but looks like I don't really need the air tools and this is doable. Thanks again, you've helped at least one person.
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I had my timing belt changed along with the tensioner and some gasket. total 442 bucks and some change. going to go pick it up now.

the shop folks at the shop said the belt was on its way out. luckily it didn't break

car has 196k miles on it
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