Timing belt

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Timing belt

Unread postby bitrootvz » Thu May 16, 2013 12:27 pm

Has any one changed the timing belt with out taking off the radiator?
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Re: Timing belt

Unread postby Trafic » Thu May 16, 2013 12:27 pm

bitrootvz wrote:Has any one changed the timing belt with out taking off the radiator?


There is no need to remove the radiator to replave the timing belt.
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Re: Timing belt

Unread postby bitrootvz » Thu May 16, 2013 8:50 pm

ok started the replacement and got the serpiten(sp) belt off and the cove bolts when I discovered i had to remove the crank pully. how do you get this off easily?
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Re: Timing belt

Unread postby mloganusda » Fri May 17, 2013 9:38 am

If you follow the service manual, you have to use a pin to keep the crank from turning while you undo the bolt. This is more involved than what I did to hold the crank from turning. I used a brake adjuster tool (or strong steel rod) to keep the flywheel from turning while undoing the bolt. The bolt is very hard to undo so you have to use a socket and long handle breaker bar or torque wrench.
Do not use too much torque or you may break a tooth on the flywheel.
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Re: Timing belt

Unread postby BANDIT2 » Fri May 17, 2013 11:24 am

I have to disagree-the manual says not to use the crank locking pin as a method to remove the pully bolt-it will bend/break.
I used a tyre iron on the starter ring with,as you say, precautions.......although I have used this method on numerous cars for years and never had a problem :P
Best if you use an assistent to crack the bolt whilst you hold your prefered tool in place.
You should'nt use a torgue wrench to undo things cos it messes up the settings [told this by a guy whos job it was to calibrate them for safety crittical tools] strechs the spring the wrong way or something like that.
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