Can I do this without a timeing light and can I do this without takeing off the crank shaft? What exactly r the steps to changeing this stuff out? How dow I know if its not just a freeze plug and not the water pump leaking the water out?
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Re: How do I change the water pump and timeing belt?
The 3.2 and 3.5L ARE interference engines with zero tolerance. That means, like I said, if you get it wrong and start the engine, you will blow the motor. It is nothing like a 350 chevy. My advice would be to take it to an auto repair shop, and not a friend that thinks he is a mechanic. It is not worth blowing your motor.
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Take the shroud & fan off , loosen alternator and air conditioner remove belts, remove belt pulley off face of water pump, drain radiator, remove water pump, remove belt off harmonic balancer, then pull harmonic balancer off of crank shaft, remove bolts from timing cover, and that will get you to the timing chain plate take the bolts out and remove it.
Set your timing mark on outer cover to the flywheel timing mark on pulley(T mark), then take the covers off and look you will clearly see marks that line up on the cam pulley to block,crank gear to block, and water pump shaft to crank (separate belt replace both, and replace water pump in high mile cars. ) These marks will all line up when you rotate the motor to top dead center on the compression stroke..
1.u need to jack the car up so u can take the passenger tire off. align the crank timing mark to top dead center with the front timing belt cover.
2. u need to loosen the crank bolt with am impact wrench, or secure the flywheel and lossen the crank bolt
.3. u need a 10mm short 1/4 inch socket/or wrench inch to loosen the (4) water pump nuts.
4. i now recommend u loosen the alternator, u do not need to remove it.
5. if u have air-conditioning..i suggest u leave it on. remove the belt
6. powersteering can be loosened as well,
7. once u remove the crank pulley..u can take the 10 mm blots out of the timing belt/water pump covers.u will also need to support the engine(under the oli pan is ok) and remove the upper passenger side motor mount.
8. u will now see the timing belt. u need to remove it by loosening the tension pulley (14 mmm bolt) .u should make sure the crank is tdc. but u just need to make sure that when u re-install the new timing belt(whichu better do when u do a water pump)...,make sure the exhaust and intake cam shaft pulleys are aligned.(exhaust pulley is front side of car, intake is rear.)(e-for exhaust,i -for intake....they're aligned at center of each other (center of engine)now i must take a pee,brb in a minute. remove timing belt now
9. remove (5) 12 mm bolts from water pump. clean surface.
10. re-install in complete reverse order.i do recommend u use a black rtv gasket sealer on ur water pump gasket.(screw manufacturers statements on this use).
tart with taking your two belts off, remove motor mount, remove power steering pump, crank pulley,next remove timing belt covers along with tensioners. Remove valve cover. timing belt tensioner, now you have access to the water pump. remember your timing marks before you remove. When installing timing belt hold camshaffts with vise grips to align. installation opposite of removal.
Technically, nothing else needs to be changed when replacing a timing belt, however it is recommended or suggested to replace the timing belt tensioner and water pump while doing the belt. These items are only accessable when doing a timing belt. The cost should be under $100.00
I would follow the mechanics recommedations. I think he's taliking about the cam and crankshaft seals. Yes the water pump should be replaced as well. The pump that sprays windshield washer fluid onto the windshield is called the windshield washer pump. The water pump is on the engine and pumps water (coolant/antifreeze) through the engine to the radiator and heater core.
IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH EITHER THE BELT IS A TOOTH OUT, OR HAVE YOU MOVED THE DIZZY WHEN CHANGING THE ROTOR ARM? IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A TIMING LIGHT, THEN YOU CAN CHECK ALL THE TIMING WITHOUT STRIPPING IT AGAIN. BUT IF YOU CHECK THAT THE DIZZY IS TIGHT THEN IT IS A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT THE BELT IS A TOOTH OUT
how about a timing belt!!! not easy keep in mind you should consider changing your water pump and cam shaft seal these are well known to go at 80-100 thou km it would be a shame to see you do all this work and a week or two later strip it all down again just to change a $6.00 seal or a water pump that is on the same drive as that timing belt!! you have a job on your hands do you have timing experience prior to your attempted? I just did mine!!I do you have a impact gun and finger pullers for crank shaft pulley removal a harmonic puller won't help you any! be sure to have your timing marks bang on the cam shaft gear and crank shaft pulley these valves will bend if it jumps!hope this helps.