Remove the exhaust side spark plugs, outer timing belt cover, and crankshaft pulley.
Turn the crankshaft until the number one piston is at top dead center (TDC).
CAUTION The camshaft belt tensioner tool (303-097) can be damaged when trying to relieve belt tension if you attempt to remove the belt without first loosening both the timing belt tensioner adjusting bolt and the spring pivot bolt.
Loosen the timing belt spring pivot bolt, but do not remove it at this point in the procedure.
Loosen the adjusting bolt slowly and release the spring tension.
Turn the tensioner with the camshaft belt tensioner tool (303-097), against the spring pressure, clockwise to the farthest position.
While holding it in this position, tighten the adjusting bolt to hold the tensioner away from the belt.
Remove the timing belt.
Be certain that on piston number one, the crankshaft is at TDC with the crankshaft keyway pointing straight up and the circle on the crankshaft sprocket lined up with the notch on the engine front cover.
Line up the timing marks.
Install the timing belt over the crankshaft sprocket going counterclockwise over the oil pump sprocket and over the camshaft sprocket.
Loosen the bolt allowing the tensioner pulley to press against the timing belt.
NOTE: The timing belt tensioner should not be tightened or the belt tension will not be evenly distributed over the whole belt.
Turn the crankshaft two revolutions clockwise. Next, slowly bring the crank to the number one position firing position with the keyway on the crank facing up. The dot on the crankshaft gear is lined up with the notch on the front cover.
Check the timing mark alignment again. If necessary, repeat the procedure.
Tighten the bolts. Torque the pivot bolt to 30-40 ft-lb (40-55 Nm). Torque the adjustment/locking bolt to 26-33 ft-lb (35-45 Nm).
Install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt. Torque to 93-121 ft-lb (125-165 Nm).
Install the outer timing belt cover and tighten the bolt. Torque to 70-106 in-lb (8-12 Nm).
Are you asking where the throw out bearing is located?
If so, removal of your transmission is necessary to access it. It will be on your input shaft of your tranny behind your clutch. Its on the other side of your clutch fork.
2.3L/2.5L Engines (see Figure 1 - click over pic for zoom)
Fig. 1: Timing belt cover on the 2.3L/2.5L engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Rotate the engine so that No. 1 cylinder is at TDC on the
compression stroke. Check that the timing marks are aligned on the
camshaft and crankshaft pulleys. An access plug is provided in the cam
belt cover so that the camshaft timing can be checked without removal of
the cover or any other parts. Set the crankshaft to TDC by aligning the
timing mark on the crank pulley with the TDC mark on the belt cover.
Look through the access hole in the belt cover to make sure that the
timing mark on the cam drive sprocket is lined up with the pointer on
the inner belt cover.
Always turn the engine in the normal direction of rotation. Backward
rotation may cause the timing belt to jump time, due to the arrangement
of the belt tensioner.
Drain cooling system. Remove the upper radiator hose as necessary. Remove the fan blade and water pump pulley bolts.
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are
attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink
any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground.
This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant
into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is
contaminated or several years old.
Loosen the alternator retaining bolts and remove the drive belt from the pulleys. Remove the water pump pulley.
Loosen and position the power steering pump mounting bracket and position it aside.
Remove the timing belt outer cover retaining bolts and any interlocking tabs and remove the cover.
Install the timing belt cover.
Install the water pump pulley and fan blades. Install upper radiator hose if necessary. Refill the cooling system.
Position the alternator and drive belts, then adjust and tighten it to specifications.
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