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How to install a timing belt?

by Guest15603  |  8 years, 5 month(s) ago

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I am working for an Oil Drilling company and have been posted in an area where there is no auto mechanic nearby. I feel that something is going wrong with the timing belt of my car. For this reason, I want guidance on installing a timing belt as I may be going it myself.

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  1. Harrydgr8

    Before installing a time belt make sure that it will consume a lot of your time so if there are any other faults you need to fix up that lie close to the timing belt, this is the right time. First allow the engine to cool down leaving your car for a long time or overnight. Before getting to the timing belt area, you shall have to remove a few things like:



          
    • air intake assembly

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    • the pulley that powers the water pump

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    • power steering pump


    Using a large wrench on the crankshaft pulley for aligning the mark on the crankshaft pulley with the 0 on the timing scale molded into the engine block, remove the timing belt cover bolts pulling the cover off. Now check if there is anything to be fixed in timing belt tension bearings, camshaft and crankshaft seals. Put the new timing belt adjusting the tension and ensuring that it sits well over the teeth of the timing sprockets without over-tightening it. Finally applying new gasket to the timing belt cover, replace it and reinstall all the other things checking alignment of the timing marks. Once everything fixed properly, start the car and check the running of engine as there could be some knocking sounds if the timing is not correct.



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