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timing belt change website
Posted 23 September 2003 - 05:48 PM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 07:19 PM
Quick tip No. 1 - Taking off the alternator and fans helps get you some much needed room and only takes a minute.
Quick Tip No. 2 - When removing the T-belt gear on the crank DO NOT... I repeat DO NOT pry on the little tabs on the gear or break them off........they are very important (and they are verrrry tempting to pry on if you're having trouble slipping that gear off the crank.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 09:06 PM
I will try and not test your memory past the 48 hr. warranty. Yep, this site is a wealth of helpful enthusiasts. Many thanks again.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 10:51 PM
To properly get the crank sprocket off, you're simply gonna hafta get a steering wheel puller. I didn't want to damage the sprocket or the oil pump by trying to pry it off. And those tabs are what run the crank angle sensor, if one of those is broken off, your car will either run terribly and throw a CEL, or just plain won't run at all...
If yours is the EA82, then 1) you'd have better luck in the Older Generation and 2) you have the double timing belts I don't think it's much worse, but I'm definitely not looking forward to it when my XT is due for a timing belt change :boohoo:
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