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Its a big job, but doable if you are mechanically inclined. Can Take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. If you want to save the money and are feeling bold enough to give it a shot I highly suggest picking up the Chilton's Guide for your vehicle.

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Most likely you will be doing the timing belt
as well as the water pump

So yes,big job that only an experienced
person should do.

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It can be a big job, but usually they are not to bad. the biggest thing is making sure the timing is correct before you start the engine or you can have a catostrophic engine failure.

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