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Broken timing belt. how hard is it to replace?

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Ok here is were you need to go http://www.dsm.org/tsbs/tbelt/tbelt.htm - DO THIS STEP BY STEP

Replacing your timing belt is very easy IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING. What I suggest doing is bring it to a shop. But if you follow the directions you can do it in 2 hours tops. But for a personal note. When you get to the timing belt tensioner. Unbolt the tensioner from the car (two bolts), put it in a vice and SLOWLY compress the pin in. Then take a very small allen wrench and put it in the gernade hole (you will know what i'm talking about). Then Bolt it back in to were it's really snug. Then after you have your car timed, put a pair of needle nose pliers on the allen wrench and then put a long screw driver in between the timing belt and the allen wrench and yank out the wrench really fast. YOU DO NOT WANT IT BREAKING INTO THE TENSIONER. GOOD LUCK.


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