Question about 1997 Toyota RAV4
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have just replaced my water pump on my 1998 RAVE4, also, the timing belt and the other two belts. I had a tough time with the timing marks. The way you line these marks up is easy if you take the time, First, if you are changing the timing belt you pull the balancer and both top and bottom plastic covers,(do not try to pull top cover off before you take off balencer and the motor mount off or you will just break it.), Second after covers are removed you will have access to the timing belt, you can now remove it by loosening the tensioner bolt and pushing down on the tensioner wheel, the belt then can be taken off. Third take out number one sparkplug and replace the bottom cover by maybe two bolts so that you can see marks on cover, next replace the balancer and bolt. Turn the motor over by hand with the balancer so the small divit on the back of the balancer is on 0 or top dead center on the compression stroke, you can use a compression gauge for this or I just used a mirror and light to shine in the number one cylinder to see the piston. Next remove the balancer and cover and make sure to make a mark on crankshaft gear and housing. Next you will need mirror and flashlight, now turn camshaft gear clockwise to line the hole in the gear with the top timing mark. I recommend a small circle mirror for this. Now replace the belt. I turned the crank shaft gear one tooth counter clockwise off mark and the camshaft one tooth clock wise off mark so when the belt is on you can turn the camshaft gear counter clockwise to get tension on the belt and marks will line up. I would recommend changing water pump,tensioner wheel, and the idler wheel. After belt is on I would replace the bottom cover the balancer and the crankshaft sensor. Iwould then start it to make sure the water pump is not leaking and the motor is not pinging or you will have to tear it back apart again. Good luck and no I am not a certified mechanic just thought this would be helpful from my own experience.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
SOURCE: need diagram for 1997 toyota
Quick fix timing TDCproblem
0. Jack up car on passenger's side, block up for safety.
1. Remove tire #17 lug bolts
2. Remove skirt #10 2 bolts
3. Set crank to TDC "0" #17 bolt on crankshaft. 4. Loosen Power steering pump adjuster bolt #14 remove beltoff pulley. 5. Push PS pump back to fire wall far as possible. 6. Remove both bolts lower dog bone #14 bolts. they are a dog to get off.
6b step one withbraker bar get them loose. 6c Get smaller 1/4" socket wrench to fit on it. #14 1/4 to slip on it in a tight place. 6d Removebolts. Put in lower bone bolts in a cup for i.d.
7. Remove upper dog bolts. Put it upper dog bone cup. 8. Take out dog bone. parts 9. Remove bolts holding in upper timing belt cover. put intiming belt cover cup. 10. Remove upper timing belt cover. Yellow 11. unlock tichner #14 push down on tinchner lock it to makeloose belt. remove thespring with needle nose pliers if it makes it eazy. 12 MOVE CAM TO SEE THE HOLE AND THE ROUND HOLE BEHIND IT,NOT THE OTHER MARK.AS THE BOOK SAYS. THE ROUND HOLE IS ABOUT 5DEG BEFORE THESLIT MARK THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO USE. 13 SLIP THE BELT BACK ON CENTER THE TENCHIN ON THE BELT INBOTH DIRECTIONS FROMTHE CAM SHAFT. ONE TOOTH BACK OF FOWARD RECHECK CAM ANDCRANK MARKS. TIGHTEN IT UP TIME. 14 RELEACE TISHINGNER, TIGHTEN BELT PUSH CAM TO THE LEFT. TO GET TIGHT INBOTH DIRECTIONS TEST FOR PLUCK TONE. 15 START UP CHK TIMING WITH LIGHT. 16 BUT POWER STERING PUMP BACK TIGHT. 17 PUT TIMING COVER BACK ON 18 REINSTALL DOG BONE 19 PUT SKRIT BACK ON 20 PUT TIRE BACK ON. TEST IT ON 3 TRIPS.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010
Special procedures are required for proper adjustments refer to emissions label (Under hood) or service manual
i just looked to see if i could copy and paste them for you and it wont let me.
it wont even let me look inside the book.
if your trying to setup the belt timing or the timiing gears you should get the info for that engine right out of the book.the book is only 21 dollars and will save you lots of time having it with you.book part number 92082 autozone has them and you may purchase it online.when you get every thing set just remember that both valves on number one cylinder should be closed with the piston of the same cylinder at top dead center.tdc.
be very careful as this is a very important step.
i hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
You need to get a manual. Try the Haynes manual for your car. Try autozone; generally available for around $20. This is not the type of thing that can be covered here in enough detail to do you any good. You need a picture.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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To much too type, there is a lot of details to this job, the best thing to do is to get a book on this particular vehicle, its about $20.00 at a auto parts store. This will give you all the timing marks, locations and torque specs ect....
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