I've got a 91 Loyale (5speed, ea82, non-turbo, 4wd) and it died last week, and won't start. After some research on here and playing around under the hood and seeing that the distributor rotor didn't spin, I found that the driver's side timing belt had snapped.
I found milesfox's Timing belt replacement guide which is plenty thorough to get me through the process with my small amount of knowledge I think, but I've got a few questions. ( http://www.ultimates...procedure-ea82/ )
First, the previous owner replaced the timing belts and resealed the engine right before he sold the car to me which is somewhere between 15000-20000 miles ago, so not very long for a timing belt to snap. So, what causes a timing belt snap and are there things I should be looking at that could have caused this problem?
Second, is it totally necessary to remove the engine or radiator to do this job? Is it either/or ? If I have to remove the engine i'm not going to try this one myself, but if i can just pull the radiator out i will probably try it.