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Oil is getting into the motor cylinders, you have a bad seal that allows oil to seep into the cylinders.
Posted on May 31, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi did the water pump callapse and cause the car to stop or was it running and you decided to change the the pump and before you took the belt off did you line the timming marks up just let me know and lets see if we can get it going for you yates210456
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
Get a proper manual like Haynes (amazon, parts store, Haynes.com). You should not have to take either main pullel or cam pulley off to change timeing belt, you DO want a new tensioner and and new idler pulley (if there is one). Failure to replace these may result in a later failure that wipes out the blet, and possibly the motor (if it is an interference motor).
If you can change the oil pump from working on the front side of the motor, you are either a magician or a contortionist;!) and I need you to help me work on my car;~) It's pretty rare for an oil pump to go bad before 400K km or 300K miles ... the bloddy things are in a constant bath of oil!
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
I would go to auto zone and get a diagram and the timing belt and do it yourself and the water pump (no it does not have to be changed everytime the timing belt is changed but if the car has over 60,000miles then it is best to change them both) it is not that hard especially if the car is not out of time just make sure you disconnect the negative side of the battery
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
Hello tinaromano1: The factory specification are to replace the belt every 90,000 miles in severe service. I would recommend to replace at 90,000 no matter what the service would be. Keep in mind should the belt break there is always a chance engine damage may occur. Should you need further help just ask. Thank You for using FixYa. Roger
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
It is a 2.0L (the delta blocks weren't in tibs until '03). You have to remove the timing belt tensioner, and then you can remove the bolts for the water pump. I would strongly recommend not only taking careful precaution not to disturb the orientation of the gears in this process, but also to replace the timing belt and water pump at the same time. You don't want to go through this process all over again do you?
Posted on May 27, 2009
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