Remove upper and lower timing belt covers. Make sure all of the slack of the new belt is on the tensioner side of the belt and slip the belt onto the tensioner. Go down to the local walmart or some one who specializes in car audio equipment and buy the correct wire harness for your year make and model. That means when the timing belt broke, the pistons hit the valves, causing at least a few of them to bend. This avoids having to remove the rear access bolt entirely. . Tighten the idler pulley to 35 foot-pounds.
Its actually a pretty fast process. Before you do it check on availability of radiator as some of the earlier galants radiators are kinda scarce. Position the floor jack underneath the oil pan. Remove serpentine belt tensioner assembly. Disconnect the upper front cover for the timing belt.
No backfiring, smooth idle, etc. Remove the mounting insulator for the engine. The most important part is knowing where exactly to align the belt. Don't take chances with yours!!! The original post needs corrected to reflect that the Oil pump sprocket needs to be in phase as Manybrews posted. Align the mark notch of crankshaft timing pulley 2 with mark on oil pump 1.
A timing maladjustment may cause engine-bucking or misfires, leading to further problems down the road. Finally, remove the two side timing belt covers followed by the middle cover. Refer to the procedure in this section. Removal 1 Remove all necessary air ducts. Remove the retaining bolt for the pulley of the timing belt tensioner with a socket wrench.
Stop by today for the Galant timing belt replacement you need to get back in business, and ask about our innovative Loan-a-Tool program to save even more on the installation job. Rotate the tensioner clockwise to tighten the tensioner pulley. In this process the cams may have turned a bit off their marks, so go back and do it again until they align with their marks right. Remove two bolts each from the power steering reservoir and the coolant overflow tank and move them out of the way. You should buy all new belts for the car and consider replacing the water pump at the same time.
Remove three of the four bolts holding the power steering pump to its bracket and loosen the fourth. Remove lower timing belt cover 13. Once done, the engine should start and run perfectly-- if not, you installed the cam belt 1 tooth off on one or both sides. You'll see screws that hold these arms in place. Before starting the engine, rotate it with a wrench to be sure the timing is right after some turns and it is not off-time. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and isolate it from the battery. Replacement is reverse of removal, make sure to follow correct procedure to reinstall the cam belt tensioning cylinder.
I broke a half inch breaker bar trying to get it offf next use puller to take off crankshaft pulley. I am not a mechanic. Remove the power steering pump pulley, using the pulley remover. Well balanced and easy to drive, your Galant is a grown-up sedan that's perfect for all your travel needs. Shaft Belt B159 55 teeth Tensioner bearing assembly Bal.
Get those aligned up when doing the belt and adjust accordingly to where all three are aligned up with the tensioner wheel at the right tension to where you have the quarter inch deflection on the long side of the belt before you tighten up the assembly. Vfaq does not specify the location or description of the timing mark on the crankshaft to align with the diamond shaped mark on the inner timing cover. You do this with the crankshaft sprocket aligned with a mark on the oil pump at 3 o'clock. The tensioner has a certain clearance approx 0. Timing belt procedures start on page 33. Remove the tensioner and its bracket, using the appropriate socket. It rotates around these parts and helps keep the engine working.
Install the new tensioner onto the pulley. Are you sure you have proper fuel pressure? Loosen tensioner lock bolt, allowing tesioner spring to fully adjust tension. As it will be also recomendable to change the valve stem seals known to be useless after 100. If you can find a Haynes it would help. Remove the crankshaft damper pulley the large pulley that drives both the power steering and accessory belts by removing the center bolt with a 21mm socket and a breaker bar.
Turn the crankshaft two full turns clockwise to align the timing marks once again. Not a job you want to do under a shade tree! If it has been replaced and has over 60,000 miles on the new belt, replace it. Its rod must always be facing upward. Disconnect the pulley for the crankshaft with a socket wrench, and detach the electrical connector for the crankshaft position sensor. Loosen the bolt for the belt tensioner pulley by one-half turn with a socket wrench. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 35 foot-pounds of torque. The Chilton book is worthless.