Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1970-1988

Timing Belt Cover

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



VG30i Engines

The front oil seal is a part of the oil pump assembly. To replace the oil pump seal, refer to the Oil Pump Removal and Installation procedures, in this section.

  1. Remove the radiator shroud, the fan and the pulleys.
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  3. Drain the coolant from the radiator and remove the water pump hose.
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  5. Remove the power steering, A/C compressor and alternator drive belts.
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  7. Remove the suction pipe bracket and then remove the lower hose from the suction pipe.
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  9. Remove the spark plugs.
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  11. Set the No. 1 piston at TDC of its compression stroke and the remove the idler bracket for the compressor drive belt.
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  13. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  15. Loosen all bolts, then remove the upper and lower timing belt covers.
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To install:
  1. Install the two timing belt covers and tighten the mounting bolts to 2-4 ft. lbs. (3-5 Nm).
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  3. Press the crankshaft pulley onto the crankshaft and tighten the bolt to 90-98 ft. lbs. (123-132 Nm). Install the spark plugs.
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  5. Install the A/C compressor idler bracket.
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  7. Install the suction pipe bracket and connect the lower hose. Install all drive belts and adjust their tension.
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  9. Reconnect the water pump hose and fill the engine with coolant. Install the fan shroud and pulleys. Start the engine and check for any leaks.
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