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Changing timing belt

Is changing the timing belt a difficult task and approx how long does it take to change the belt out. I have changed the belt on two differant model Hondas and one Toyota. Took me all day each belt and needed and impact wrench on two of the cars. My reason for asking is I plan to do this project on a friends Suzuki sidekick. I am in a different state and do not have a lot of tools available to me. I don't want to get into this thing and find I can't get the job done because I lact a special tool or is too involved and takes more time than I have to do the job.

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Well In 2002 i changed my timing belt and it took me an hour and half...i didn't have a torque tool. Of course i have a 1995 and for some reason the timeing could not be set at the manual's specs. i had to go over 20 degree maker....so of course i reset the timing three to four different times...I only had a couple of tools and nothing special...taking the fan of is the hardest...but by the last tfew times it took me 15 minutes to break it back down....suzukis are so simple to work on. I did all of at plus change out spark plugs and wire and oil change in one day and then traveled back to SC from Tennessee.
Have a manual is helpful. Good luck and it would be alot easier than the Honda and Toyota..

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Ive used a 1/2 breakerbar with a 17mm socket tie the breakerbar up agains the bottom of the left side of the frame and bump the starter. it works when you need.

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Best bet other then having the car towed to you to work on is to stop at autozone or such and pick up the haynes manual for that car. In canada they are only about twenty bucks each. second choice is to go to the local public library and search for either chilton or haynes manuals... they may even have the haynes manual for the vehicle you want to fix.

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Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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