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Replace timing belt slapping against plastic cover

Dealer says. 71,000 miles, extended warrenty told will not cover. I'm a shade tree machanic with more time than money.

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I have a whirring kinda scratching sound from the timming belt cover area. I am pretty sure that the belt is comming apart, or the belt tensioner is going bad.



    Is there a sure way to know without tearing into it?

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No way I can guide you through a belt replacement without re-writing a manual. If you've ever done a chain before, its the same stuff, just a belt instead of chain. Make sure tension is correct and that timing (index) marks on cam & crank pulleys are aligned properly. If you find any oil leaks in there, fix them before replacing belt. Get a manual... The job itself isn't that difficult, but is time consuming.

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