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    Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement

    Tools I used:
    3/8 Ratchet
    1/2 Ratchet
    10, 12, 14, 22mm sockets
    short extension
    Impact wrench or strap wrench (I used both on separate occasions.)
    Torque Wrench
    Small metal ruler to measure belt deflection.
    Drain pan and funnel for the coolant.
    Brake Kleen
    Lots of paper towels/shop rags.
    3/8 socket driver (very handy.)
    Feeler gauges
    2mm allen wrench
    allen socket for the right camshaft (6mm maybe?)
    C-Clamp

    1. Remove the air intake.
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    2. Remove the coolant reservoir by taking out the two screws at the top.
    3.Remove the fans. There is an electrical connector at the bottom and to the outsides of each fan. I believe you pull the tab out and pull the connectors apart, as opposed to the more common push kind. There are some bolts at the top.
    4. Drain the coolant at the lower passenger side of the radiator. Unbolt the radiator at the top, disconnect the hoses and remove it.
    5. Take off the belt cover.
    6. Take off the V belts.
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    7. Remove the crankshaft pulley. You'll need an impact wrench or a strap wrench to hold the pulley still. You'll need a 22mm socket.
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    8. Take off the timing belt covers. Note that the one with the blue arrow is shorter than the rest.
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    Without the covers.
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    9. Reinstall the crankshaft pulley and rotate the engine until all the timing marks line up. This way you can see how the engine was timed prior to having to do it. Note that the crankshaft pulley is keyed. Do not start threading the bolt until you have the pulley in place.

    crankshaft timing:
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    Upper Left:
    Notice that the lines on the old belt are all rubbed off.
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    Middle Left:
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    Upper Right:
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    Middle Right:
    Note that everything was not perfectly aligned after I got the crankshaft timed. Things were just slightly off. The crankshaft is what I timed when I removed the belt.
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    10. Remove the timing belt guides.
    a: crankshaft
    b: upper left
    c: lower right
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    11. Remove the belt idler.
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    12. Remove the timing belt.
    13. Remove the hydraulic belt tensioner.
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    14. Compress the hydraulic belt tensioner pin. The manual says to use a vertical press, but I did it with a C-clamp. You're supposed to do it over 3 minutes time, so take your time and compress it slowly. Once you get it down, use a 2mm allen wrench to secure the pin in place.
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    15. Remove the water pump outlet hose, thermostat cover, and then the water pump. Note that some of the bolts are hidden from view.
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