Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with a insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
- Remove the right inner splash-shield.
- Remove the accessory drive belts.
- Remove the Crankshaft damper.
- Remove the right engine mount.
- Place a suitable floor jack under the vehicle to support the engine.
- Remove the engine mount bracket.
Remove the timing belt cover.
WARNINGDo not rotate the crankshaft or the camshafts after the timing belt has been removed. Damage to the valve components may occur. Before removing the timing belt, always align the timing marks.
- Align the timing marks of the timing belt sprockets to the timing marks on the rear timing belt cover and oil pump cover. Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolts.
- Remove the timing belt and the tensioner.
- Remove the camshaft timing belt sprockets.
- Remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket using special removal tool No. 6793.
- Place the tensioner into a soft-jawed vise to compress the tensioner.
After compressing the tensioner, place a pin (a
inch Allen wrench will work) into the plunger side hole to retain the plunger until installation.
- Using special tool No. 6792, install the crankshaft timing belt sprocket onto the crankshaft.
- Install the camshaft sprockets onto the camshafts. Install and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).
- Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
- Set the camshafts to align the timing marks on the sprockets.
- Move the crankshaft to 1 / 2 notch before TDC.
- Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, then around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and the tensioner pulley.
- Move the crankshaft sprocket to TDC to take up the belt slack.
- Reinstall the tensioner to the block, but do not tighten it at this time.
- Using a torque wrench on the tensioner pulley, apply 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm) of torque to the tensioner pulley.
- With torque being applied to the tensioner pulley, move the tensioner up against the tensioner pulley bracket and tighten the fasteners to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
- Remove the tensioner plunger pin, the tension is correct when the plunger pin can be removed and replaced easily.
- Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions and recheck the timing marks. Wait several minutes, then recheck that the plunger pin can easily be removed and installed.
- Install the front timing belt cover.
- Install the engine mount bracket.
- Install the right engine mount.
- Remove the floor jack from under the vehicle.
- Install the Crankshaft damper and tighten to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
- Install and adjust the accessory drive belts.
- Install the right inner splash-shield.
- Reconnect the negative battery cable.
- Perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure using the DRBIII® scan tool or equivalent.