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Timing belt How much do I have to take off to replace the timing belt and can a common layman do it Thanks m_dgeving@comcast.net

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That depends on what you consider a laymen. This is somthing a two and a half to three year apprentice would due under the helpful eye of a class A Mechanic.But if you think your a very handy guy, have worked on cars for a while and have a knowledge of engine markings and engine parts with a Bentley, Chiltons,,or a Haynes manual that you could attempt this yourself or mayby a freind with some experiance could help you. If you do it yourself I would give yourself the better part of the weekend to complete hope this helps.

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