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mnballard
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From: Kannapolis, NC, USA
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posted 10-12-2006 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mnballard        Reply w/Quote
on a scale of 1 to 10 how hard is it to change the timing belt on a 2.3?

Whitson
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posted 10-13-2006 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
If 1 is changing an air filter on a 70's car, and 10 is changing a heater core on a Lincoln Mark 8........I'd give it about a 3.

Lining everything up is the trick, most of the bolts/nuts are 10mm. You need a large socket for the crank pulley, but at least it comes off without a puller. The belt companies make a kit that includes a new idler/tensioner for almost the same price as the belt alone. Check that out. And don't forget to make sure your rotor is pointing at #1 when you set it all up.

mnballard
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posted 10-13-2006 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mnballard        Reply w/Quote
well theres not a roter to point so i just need to get my timing marks lined up right. so i guess its not hard ty for the imput

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-13-2006 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
One suggestion: after you line up the timing marks and install the belt where you want it, turn the engine over and recheck the marks just to be double sure.

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Whitson
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posted 10-13-2006 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mnballard:
well theres not a roter to point so i just need to get my timing marks lined up right. so i guess its not hard ty for the imput

Ah, DIS. That takes all the fun out of it.
Like Steve says, turn it over a couple times and recheck the marks. One tooth out is not close enough.

mnballard
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posted 10-14-2006 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mnballard        Reply w/Quote
i will do that just to make sure it lined up right

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