Suzuki Esteem, Swift 1994-02

Timing Belt Front Cover

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Removal & Installation



1.3L And 1.6L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect negative cable at battery.
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  5. Remove right side of engine under cover.
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  7. Remove A/C compressor, P/S pump and drive belt with hoses still attached, if equipped. Suspend removed A/C compressor and/or P/S pump at a place where no damage will be caused during removal and installation of front timing belt cover.
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  9. Support engine by using lifting device.
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  11. Remove air cleaner case with air cleaner outlet hose.

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    Fig. Engine right mounting bracket (1) and stiffener (2)-1.3L and 1.6L engines

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  13. Remove engine right mounting bracket and stiffener.
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  15. Remove water pump pulley and drive belt.
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  17. Remove crankshaft pulley.
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  19. Release harness clamps.
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  21. Remove timing belt front cover.

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    Fig. Timing belt front cover (1) and mounting bolts

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To install:

  1. Install timing belt outside cover and tighten bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm). Before installing, make sure that seal is between water pump and oil pump case.
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  3. Install crankshaft pulley.
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  5. Clamp harness securely.
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  7. Install water pump pulley and drive belt. Tighten the water pump pulley bolt to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
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  9. Install engine right mounting bracket and stiffener and tighten right mounting bracket bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
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  11. Install air cleaner case with air cleaner outer hose.
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  13. Remove lifting device.
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  15. Install A/C compressor and/or P/S pump.
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  17. Adjust drive belt tension.
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  19. Adjust P/S pump belt tension or A/C compressor belt tension, if equipped.
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  21. Connect negative cable at battery.
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