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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?
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
Old 11-19-2009, 04:33 PM
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will i definately need this tool? or could i manage without it?

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
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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