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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-26-2001, 09:33 AM
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Hopefully you get the movie reference.
Ok-the weather is looking good this w/e so its time to do the timing belt project. Heres my approach:
1.Spray the heck out of the bolts(radiator, timing belt cover, pulley?) with PB Blaster. Where can i get this stuff? Checked 2 autoparts stores and got blank stares.
2.Drain and pull the rad. no problems seen here.
3. Remove alt belt.
4. Line up pulleynotch and cover notch.what do i do with the disty?
5.remove big pulley. How do i do this? haynes manual suggests a "chain with vise grips" type tool. Any special name to this? will the parts guy look at me funny when I ask him for this?
6.Remove timing cover.
7.Remove/replace the belts and seals.
So what did i forget? What are the pitfalls? Theres alot of oil around this area of the motor(oilpan,steering components) and im going to degrease/powerwash once its put back together- but what about behind the timing belt cover? if my crank seal is blown and im spewing oil- should I wipe up every thing internal?
Who wants to help? Pizza is on me.
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Re: Goose- talk me in!!

Okay Mav,

> 1.Spray the heck out of the bolts(radiator, timing belt >cover, pulley?) with PB Blaster. Where can i get this >stuff?
AutoZone carrys a product like it, just check in the oil section.
> 2.Drain and pull the rad. no problems seen here.
> 3. Remove alt belt.
You will need to yank the fan off when you pull the rad.
Then loosen the crank bolt. For this you will need either
the visegrip/chain combo (Try a Sears for this) I will check the FSM for the right tool..
and then you yank the pully and then the timing belt cover.

> 4. Line up pulleynotch and cover notch.what do i do with >the disty?

The dist should be pointing at the position for the #4 plug to fire (Towards the passenger side)

7.Remove/replace the belts and seals.
So what did i forget? What are the pitfalls? Theres alot of oil around this area of the motor(oilpan,steering components) and im going to degrease/powerwash
once its put back together- but what about behind the timing belt cover? if my crank seal is blown and im spewing oil- should I wipe up every thing
internal?
Yes you need to clean out the entire cover area. Oil on the timing belt will do bad things to it.

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ya whenever i go to the autoparts stores, i always get blank stares... *shakes head*

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Dumb question here. Why pull the radiator?

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I tend to have problems at the parts store too
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for the room...

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try just puttin tranny in low tcase in low and breakin the bolt loose.....much easier

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I nearly sprayed soda when i opened your reply Glenn. glad someone got the reference. On to biz-
any trick to removing the fan?
mentioned the disty pointing to #4- im assuming you mean the rotor. and do i have to go through the "finding TDC" section in Haynes foirst, or do i just pop the cap and make sure its pointing in the right direction. And now that i think about this, do i manually crank the motor by turning the pulley? Ooh i feel real smart now. (probably because i havent had coffee #2 yet)
Any luck on finding that part name? Bolt puller? Fan puller? I'll try Sears tonight.
Might work out of the "home Office" tomorrow to get a head start on this...
Thanks again,
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got all the parts from Hawk yesterday.these guys are great. Highly recommended. Unfortunately, I had to work today (imagine that!) so Im going to try to drop the rad tonight.
Anyone help me out with my final questions regarding TDC and pulling the fan and pulley? Anyone? Bueller?


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Re: Goose- talk me in!!

>Anyone help me out with my final questions regarding TDC and pulling the fan and pulley?


If the rotor is pointing towards the passenger side and your crank pulley is on the mark.... you're all set. Once you pull the timing belt cover you'll see that the cam gear will be lined up on it's mark too.

A 10mm wrench is all you need to remove the fan. There's just 4 nuts.

I'm doing this exact thing to my Zuk. Good luck getting the crank pulley off. There are 4 small bolts that hold the pulley on. You can remove the pulley and take the timing cover off. Then loosely re-install the pulley. Use a rag and those chain vise grips to keep the crank from turning. I had to use my high-lift jack handle to get enough leverage to break the center bolt loose.

I attached a picture of my chain vise grips(gotta love a digital camera). If you have any questions as you get into it.... e-mail me.

Good Luck!


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