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I'm not a mechanic, but fairly good with engines. Should I attempt to replace my timing belt?

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As long as you have a good book on the vehicle, I recommend Haynes but CHilton's will work, you should be ok. It's not that difficult as long as you follow the steps outlined in either manual. Make sure you have the motor set to number 1 top dead center on the compression stroke before you start. It makes the job so much easier to complete.

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