Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Timing Belt Front Cover

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Removal & Installation



1.6L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain engine coolant and disconnect inlet hose from radiator.
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  7. Remove power steering pump belt or A/C compressor belt, if equipped.
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  9. Remove radiator cooling fan, water pump pulley, water pump drive belt and fan shroud.
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  11. Remove crankshaft pulley by removing 5 pulley bolts.
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  13. Remove timing belt front cover.
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To install:

  1. Install timing belt outside cover, make sure that seal is between water pump and oil pump case.
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  3. Tighten outside front cover bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
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  5. Install crankshaft pulley.
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  7. Fit hole of pulley to pin on crankshaft timing belt pulley, and tighten pulley bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
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  9. Install radiator fan shroud, water pump pulley, cooling fan and water pump drive belt.
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  11. Adjust water pump drive belt tension.
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  13. Install power steering pump belt or A/C compressor belt, if equipped.
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  15. Adjust belt tension.
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  17. Connect radiator inlet hose to radiator.
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  19. Refill cooling system.
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  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  23. Verify that there is no coolant leakage at hose connection.
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