GM Grand Am/Achieva/Calais/Skylark/Somerset 1985-98

Timing Belt Front Cover and Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

Only the 2.0L engine is equipped with a timing belt.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the serpentine belt.
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  5. Remove serpentine belt tensioner bolt (loosen the bolt and the tensioner arm will swing downward).
  6.  
  7. Unfasten the cover bolts and nuts, then remove the cover.
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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the timing belt front cover and related components-2.0L engine

  1. Remove the crankshaft key and thrust washer.
  2.  
  3. Using a suitable small prybar, carefully pry out the old oil seal.
  4.  

Use care to avoid damage to seal bore and crankshaft.

To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean and dry the oil seal mounting surface.
  2.  
  3. Use the appropriate installation tool and drive the oil seal into the front cover.
  4.  
  5. Position the timing belt cover, then secure using the bolts and nut. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the serpentine belt tensioner, then tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the serpentine belt.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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