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Timing belt broke

Do i have to drop the motor in my 89 mr2 to change the timing belt

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    do i have to drop the motor to replace timing belt on my 89 mr2

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No, you can do it in the car, it just makes it a lot easier to do if you drop the motor out.
Space is at a premium in the motor bay, so you have to go through some pretty tight gymnastics if you do leave it in there.

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Are you sure its no spark? It could also be a bad fuel pump... have you done a check for spark? If you pull one of the plugs out and lay it on the engine block and turn the car over a few times you don't see spark, or it just doesn't fire when it cranks?

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