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Old 11-19-2009, 03:27 PM
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I am planning on changing my timing belt and water pump, but i dont have one of those pulley wrenches, and looking on ebay the cheapest one is 32 dollars.

I dont care about changing the other belts, so will i definitely have to remove the pulleys in order to install the timing belt and water pump, or can I just loosen them to move the belts out of the way?

Also, Im pretty sure my timing is off right now by a couple teeth, would I have to use the timing gun to set it before i do the change, or will putting the wheels at TDC fix that problem?

Im pretty nervous about doing it myself even though i ordered the chilton's manual. how many hours of labor would a garage charge for it?
 
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:09 PM
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for a price for a shop idk you would have to call and ask,
but i say you can do it, its not a hard job, and the markings are visable,
putting the timing marks tdc will fix ya up, it will run better and start faster when ya get a new belt and its on time.
you can download the manual instead of buying it,

if you have the tools and have a common since about engines you can have it done it about 2-3 hrs.

just make sure your timing marks are dead on, and also your belt is tight and the tensioner is tight.

if you have any ?????'s just let me know
 
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:33 PM
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will i definately need this tool? or could i manage without it?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...motiveQ5fTools

thanks for all the help, still waiting on parts to get here next week, i will let you know how it goes when im done
 
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:52 PM
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i would get it
actually after u use it ill buy it off u
i spent 2 hrs trying to get mine off without a tool
then i got a giant impact gun like looked like a jackhammer big
took it off in 2 seconds
 
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