Suzuki Esteem, Swift 1994-02

Timing Belt & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



1.3L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove all necessary components for access to the upper and lower timing belt outside covers, then remove the covers.
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  5. Align the camshaft timing belt pulley with its timing marks. The crankshaft and camshaft marks are straight up.
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  7. Remove the resonator and the timing belt outside cover.
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  9. Remove the tensioner stud and loosen the tensioner bolt.
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  11. Remove the tensioner spring and damper, then remove the timing belt.
    WARNING
    After the timing belt is removed never turn the camshaft or the crankshaft. Interference may occur between the pistons and the valves causing component damage.

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  13. Remove the tensioner and the tensioner plate.
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To install:

  1. Install the timing belt tensioner plate and tensioner. Only hand-tighten the tensioner bolt.
    NOTE
    Be sure that the lug on the tensioner plate is inserted into the hole on the tensioner.

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  3. Be sure the tensioner plate and the tensioner move uniformly. If they do not move together remove the tensioner and the tensioner plate and reinsert the plate lug into the tensioner hole.
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  5. Check the camshaft sprocket to verify that it has not moved.
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  7. Check the crankshaft alignment by verifying that the punch mark on the timing belt pulley is aligned with the arrow on the oil pump case.
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  9. Remove the cylinder head cover.
    NOTE
    This is to permit the free rotation of the camshaft. When installing the timing belt on the pulleys, the tensioner spring force should correctly tension the belt. If the camshaft does not rotate freely the belt will not be correctly tensioned.

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  11. With the timing marks aligned, hold the tensioner plate up by hand and install the timing belt on the pulleys so there is no slack on the drive side of the belt.
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  13. Turn the crankshaft 2 rotations clockwise. Confirm that the timing marks are still properly aligned.
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  15. If the belt is free of slack and the alignment marks are correct tighten the tensioner stud to 84-96 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm). Tighten the tensioner bolt to 17-21 ft. lbs. (24-30 Nm).
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  17. Install the timing belt upper and lower outside covers. Tighten the timing cover bolts to 84-96 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).
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  19. Install all remaining components in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. View of the timing belt and timing marks-Suzuki 1.0L engine



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    Fig. Match the -V- notch to the -E- mark on the camshaft, and the punch and arrow on the crankshaft to properly position the engine for belt service-Suzuki 1.3L and 1.6L engines

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1.6L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove all necessary components for access to the timing belt covers, then remove the covers.
  4.  
  5. Loosen but do not remove the tensioner bolt.
    CAUTION
    After the timing belt is removed, never turn the camshaft and crankshaft independently. This engine is an interference engine and if the camshaft or crankshaft is turned beyond a certain point, damage to the valves could occur.

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  7. Loosen the timing belt tensioner adjusting bolt and pivot nut. Apply pressure to the tensioner to loosen the timing belt, and remove the timing belt from the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets.
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  9. Remove the timing belt tensioner, tensioner plate and tensioner spring.
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To install:

  1. Install the timing belt tensioner, plate and spring. Hand-tighten the tensioner bolt and stud only at this time.
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  3. Turn the camshaft sprocket clockwise and align the timing marks.
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  5. Turn the crankshaft clockwise, using a 17mm wrench to crank the timing belt sprocket bolt.
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  7. Align the punch mark on the timing belt sprocket with the arrow mark on the oil pump.
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  9. With the timing marks aligned, remove any slack from the drive side of the belt. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 16-20 ft. lbs. (22-28 Nm).
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  11. To allow the belt to be free of any slack, turn the crankshaft clockwise 2 full rotations. Confirm that the timing marks are aligned.
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  13. Install the timing cover and tighten the bolts to 84-96 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).
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  15. Install all remaining components in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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