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Removing timing belt on Lecacy, what tools needed?
Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:49 AM
Thanks in advance
How do I remove the key from the crank?
How do I take tension off the belt?
Where is this O-ring people keep talking about? Front or back of oil pump?
Is this the O-ring? http://www.partsamer...ype=925&PTSet=A
Do I have to worry about throwing the timing off just by taking the belt off?
If a single person can answer these questions I have on this page then I can get to work and be driving again.
Posted 30 August 2004 - 10:27 AM
There is a great series of articles on www.motor.com (for the 2.2L).
Go to the site.
Click on Motor Magazine.
Click on Articles and Features.
Click on Back Issues.
Select July 2001 from the list.
Click View Articles button.
It is under the heading of Foreign service.
It goes on thru to Nov 2001.
Perhaps this will help you.
PS - I just read the opening couple of paragraphs. The torque on the crank pulley fastener is wrong. It is not 79 ft-lbs. I forget the exact value, but I think it is around 110. There have been prior posts about this.
Posted 30 August 2004 - 11:15 AM
It's all pretty easy...the belt tensioners are self explanatory and are around 10 to 13mm. The main pulley bolt is something like a 22. The only tricky thing is blocking off the main pulley. There is plastic port on the passenger side of the bell housing right behind the injectors. Pull the cap off and you can see little holes in there when you turn the pulley. I use a long screw driver stuck into one of the holes.
oh yeah...the hydraulic tensioner for the idler has to come all the way off. It takes a lot of pressure to push it back when you go to reinstall it. Once off, use a C-clamp to push it back in. There is a little hole well you can stick a small allen to keep it depressed.
The cam pulleys move pretty easily so you'll probably have to reset the timing. Again easy stuff...on the cam pulleys as I recall there are notches in the cam pulley and then also arrows...use the notches...they line up with obvious notches on the housing.
The timing housing cover? Those are just little knurled nuts with a friction fit against plastic as I recall...don't overtighten them, or they'll become useless and just spin freely in the plastic.
That's all I have time for right now. good luck
Posted 30 August 2004 - 12:04 PM
I am going to set the cam to TDC then mark the crank and cam pulleys with a grease marker so that way it will be easy to time if need be. I found out from the previous owner that the WP/cam seals and crank seals were replace when he did the timing belt not too long ago.
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 11:51 PM
Don't bad mouth Sasquatchs or you will be sorry....
Posted 31 August 2004 - 12:16 AM
Did you replace all the other oil seals? Cam, crank? I have to go redo my timing belt coz my cam seals are now leaking...
Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:25 AM
I know yall just got done cleaning up after Chraley, looks like Frances has plans for us too. I hope you and yours get thought it all safely. If you ever need help give me a holler. I am 2 hours south of Orlando but I have friends in Orlando I like to visit. I used to live in WInterpark off Goldenrod.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:44 AM
BTW: The crank sprocket did not just slide off. I had to use a gear puller and the key would not budge for anything! I think it was welded to the shaft. I just worked around it. I even tried heating it with no results.
If you are reading this and considering doing a belt or seal yourself, take my advice and mark everything well! the cam pulley, crank, belts....and my words! Mark them well.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:20 PM
Wish me luck...
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:36 PM
Did your belt have some marks on to get the proper number of belt teeth between cam pulleys and main gear? The haynes book was very good about the count and on my OEM belt they had marks that was a big help which I discovered by DUMB luck. If it runs you cannot be very far off. On my 86 I thought you could tweek dist and 1 tooth wasn't a problems. NO WAY!!!!
I belong to the local jeep club here in Port St. Lucie, FL and I must say, even though I do not know any of the people who post on here and I do know everyone in the jeep club, I would much rather hang out with my fellow Subaru lovers than the "so-called" jeep fanatics. You all rule!!!
Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:44 PM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:28 PM
The belts marks were gone but I was at the parts store earlier and read the manual, came home and counted teeth and then marked it with white-out. I also lined up the marks on the cam pulleys and the mark on the crank. Needless to say she is purring now and once again I love my Subaru. Lets just see if it can outrun a hurricane.
sweet! That is good news... alot of belts come with the marks already on the belt.....so....we'll see if you remember that in 60K more
Posted 31 August 2004 - 10:46 PM
We are bartles and james and we thank you for your support
Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:30 PM
...open my own shop that only works on Subarus...it probably wouldn't pay as much as Working for the IT consultant firm.....
I say if you can invest to start the shop, it would pay much more than your IT consultant once you get the shop going. Hey, if I lived down there, I don't mind working for you! That is, if you hire me first...hehehehe...lol. Although I know enough to start, I do not have an ASE so it may not do much good in my case.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:39 PM
I get paid $21.00 an hour to sit on my keester and type on the keyboard like I am doing now. If I had my own shop that would require more throwing the wrench and sweating. I do enough of that on my own car.....and that costs me money.
I am going to single handedly bring back the Budwiser penguin. Dooby dooby doo...
Posted 01 September 2004 - 12:57 AM
I don't think the hurricane will head our way, I've lived in FL long enough to say that I think it will veer off before it makes landfall. Will it come dangerously close? Probably. Will we get a full-blown hurricane right through Central FL, again?? I don't think so. Nonetheless, I do have an option of hightailing it out of town should it come this way. Good luck in your part of the state!
Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:04 AM
Hope everyone gets through this unharmed.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:35 AM
...I get paid $21.00 an hour to sit on my keester and type on the keyboard like I am doing now...shop...more throwing the wrench and sweating...
True that you will sweat more owning a shop. Hey, why not move to the Twin Cities and start the shop and we'll sweat it out and see if we become millionaire someday? LOL...It would be nice, huh?
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:37 AM
I heard this morning that the eye of the storm is going to hit St. Lucie county. I am taking no chances. We are boarding up tonight and leaving thursday. My wife and I like Macon, GA (cause we are rednecks) so we are going to hightail it there or Atlanta.
Hope everyone gets through this unharmed.
Sorry to hear that you'll have to get out of town because of the hurricane. Hope everything will be fine.
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