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Timing belt how to put a timing belt on a 97 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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    dwayne sagh Dec 31, 2008

    driving along 7 am in the morn just got the car warmed up and got on the road and just as i leave the slow speed area and go to accelerate the car just dies /no bangs or clunk noises or grinding just rolls to a stop.

    broken timing belt , the -40 weather dont help matters, now that i have it in a heated shop with almost all the metric tools needed to fix it / i'm wondering if the engine has to come right out or can be done in the car by removing all the accessories like altenator ,powersteering pump pulley's ,tensioners, all that fun stuff before you even get near the belt ,i have a harmonic balancer puller should make some things a bit easier,

    every mechanic knows the first thing you do is start with a clean shop...

    then you disconnect the battery in when your taking stuff apart you bump wires that can short out the computers in the dash .so once the batterie is disconnected start ripping stuff apart boys.drop the oil and the filter when you first start so you dont get all dirty /oil change never hurts ,extend the life of it with any luck. and if you get to the belt look for timing marks or make your own timing marks so the thing will work the same when it's all back together. now the first thing i'm looking into is what types of timing kits are available for this engine and price out according the pocket book/ factory parts usually outlast the jobbers so i'll look into that first , when this first happened i thaught the crank sensor had broke off or the wire to the sensor broke / ha i wish it was that simple , now off to rip it all apart might end up with the engine sitting on the floor infront of the car to get at the area to fix . and hope you know what pieces go (sproing) lol try removing the whole assembly not just taking it apart little piece by piece..i'll let you's all know how i make out probly start on it tomorrow. my new years resolution is getting the car fixed . happy new year to all...



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Well i had the non interference 1995 engine , the only one like it's kind .. luckily . everything went good for me i spent a total of 450$ on parts and did it all my self except i took the oil filled tensioner to a shop and had them prepare it to install other than that i did it myself . successsssssssss.. saved 1100$ on labour , it took me a few days on and off working in my spare time

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Lol go to the garage lol if u blow a timing belt 90 percent of the time ur motors no more good i have the same car if its a 3.4 and thats what happened to me and i hade to pull the motor out of it and order in a new one and i just put that in it caused me 1500 bucks but it was worth it the are a good car when u know there runing right

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