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You can register for free at autozone.com, listing make, model, year, and engine size of as many vehicles as you want. Then look under "repair guides" for vehicle-specific Remove & Replacement procedures.
Usually, you strip down the front of the engine, including the front motor mount (use a jack under the engine oil pan with a block of wood between jack head and the pan, that will keep the engine from falling down). All belts must be removed, and the crank pulley or harmonic balancer also removed so the timing covers can be removed. Before removing the timing belt, you have to set the engine at TDC of the compression stroke on number 1 cylinder-the cylinder nearest front of motor. Then you can see the timing marks for the crank and cam sprocket(s), with the belt cover removed. It is an involved procedure to replace timing belts-you must follow directions exactly. Go to autozone and look at the procedure to see how involved and if you feel capable, or better yet, buy a Haynes repair manual for your Mystique, about 26 bucks.
There is some stuff to remove first, like the P.S. reservoir, the front motor mount (put a jack under engine with a piece of wood between), possibly the alternator bracket-not sure. And of course, the serpentine belt and the crankshaft pulley. Then the covers can come off. You'd better get a repair manual-it's pretty involved-even the procedure for cover removal. Or you can register for free at autozone.com, listing your car there. The site gives a fair number of model-specific repair procedures, including replacing the timing belt. Good luck.
This engine is a non-interfenece engine, which means that internal engine damge is unlikely.
The tensioner could be damaged inside the timing cover (not likely), so the repair should involve just the timing belt replacement and the tensioner. If the water pump is located under the timing belt cover, replace this at the same time.
Your car does not have a timing belt,it has a timing chain.To remove the cover you have to remove the power steering pump and set aside,water pump,crank sensor,and crankshaft pulley.You might possibly have to remove the oil pan also.Hope this helps.Good luck.
If your timing belt broke, then it is possible that the valves in your engine got bent, which won't allow the cylinders to pressurize the fuel/air mixture, and it will let all of the mix to flow freely into the intake/exhaust manifold. This can be checked with a pressure tester that is threaded into the spark plug opening. A mechanic should have one, or you can probably find one at an auto parts store.
MAGNA 1996 TE you have to pull down all covers of front of motor remove rh wheel and inner plastic protecters to access crank wheel remove crank wheel. rh engine mount and two outer belts lower/lift engine to remove timing belt pulleys ect.remove timing belt to access waterpump lots of labour can email photos if any one needs an idea .of whats involved when replacing water pump. best get a timing belt kit and replace belt ,pulleys as well. then good for 100.0000 kms and plugs as well platium ones by doing on your own can save 800 to 1000 dollars just be carful not to move pulleys on timing belt . good luck i posted this after i had no response .a desiel mechanic guided me though the ordeal a lot of labour for a waterpump it took me 8 hrs straight to do . hope this is useful i didnt need timing kit just belt total cost if you do job $350.00 i got quoted $1500 by mechanic
$300 TIMING BELT KIT OR $100 FOR BELT ALONE
$95( WATER PUMP NON GEN SUPERCHEAP AUTO)( GENUINE MITS $300 TOO MUCH$$$)
$90 PLUGS PLATIUM
$7 OIL FILTER
$10 GASKET GLUE