Question about 1998 Mazda Pickup
1. clean and mark the timing mark on the pully which comes out the front of the engine at the crahkshaft near the oil pan.
2. if the car is a standard put it in high gear and take off the emergency brake, then rock the car back and forth until timing belt comes to top dead center TDC. This can also be done by fitting a socket to the big bolt holding the pully on and turning by hand with car in neutral.
3. Locate #1 cylinder. Make sure both valves are closed on #1 cylinder.AND that both cams are positioned to keep valves closed for the next stroke of #1 piston to bottom dead center.by turning the cams over by hand.
4. You will notice when you look at the end of the cam gears that there are marks and holes that line up with index marks on the head.
5. Locate the cam tensioner pulley, remove and clean it, reinstall it and tension it by using a large screwdriver/prybar. Bolt the pully down in tensioned position.
6. Install new Belt. Before removing a correctly installed belt ALWAYS mark the edges of the belts and gears they attach to. Check the documents coming with the new belt sometimes they indicate marks on the belt useful for linup.
7. Release the bolt on the tensioner pully. It will snap out and tension the belt. Then bolt it back down. Run the engine for a few minutes and then re-tension the pulley before re-installing all the shrouds and other parts.
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