What a gigantic pain that would be. There should be 133 teeth on the belt. Make sure everthing is nice and clean before reinstalling. Your 1999 Nissan Path Finder is starting to show a bit of wear and tear, but everything mechanical still works fine. All parts arrived fine within the time estimate I used free ground shipping - yes, I recommend buying from them. If not, a new eng … ine or a new car might be cheaper.
Or, the service manual may direct you to the transmission end of the engine to look through a hole in the bell housing for a timing mark on the flywheel. I opened the front cam cover, the belt was striped up. Tighten the locking nut for the tensioner to hold it in place. I am hoping that someone will be able to offer me their thoughts on the discrepancies between the two shops-- which one is right? Make sure to check your hoses and belts. Our program recommends safe and clean practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video media program. One shop told me they would replace the camshaft seals and front crankshaft seal at the same time. Edited July 6, 2008 by Precise1 Once you've gotten all that out of the way remove the radiator.
The easiest way is to have a helper bump over the starter motor with the ignition key while you watch the engine. Remove right side timing belt cover then left side timing belt cover. Older models from 87-93 with the V6 and a square-toothed belt should have the belt changed every 60,000 miles. You will only need to turn it to about the 9 o'clock position depending on tension. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity.
Knowing which way the engine turns is important for checking the new belt's alignment later; you don't want to be off by a tooth on one of the sprockets. With all the timing marks lined up, route the new belt around the largest diameters first, leaving the smallest pulley or sprocket for last. The belt should not be bent at a radius less than 30 mm. Just remove the rest of the timing belt cover sections and turn your attention to the tensioner pulley mechanism. Use this information at your own risk. Remove cooling fan assembly four nuts, then the cooling fan assembly. It will bend at least one valve.
Toyota at least offered 1. But I have a question that maybe someone can shed some light on. Unlike belts, timing chains usually don't have a routine replacement interval. Now you can carefully slide the old timing belt off its sprockets and pulleys, while trying to keep the camshaft and crankshaft from spinning. The belt tensioner is removed by loosening the nut completly and sliding off the stud.
Since then it's been harder to start n now even harder :. In this Part One Series We look at Dis-assembling all the necessary parts to gain access to the Engine Valve-Timing Belt and it seals with Tensioner Bearing Pulley. That suggests to me that the timing can be manually adjusted, at least to some degree. Though you may spend only a few minutes replacing the timing belt itself, it can take an hour or more to dig down through the spaghetti of hoses, wiring and covers found in a modern engine bay. First find the timing mark on the main crank pulley. After the belt is initially set with the marks lined up, two rotations of the crankshaft one rotation of the camshaft will have the marks in a different place.
Align the mark groove on the crankshaft timing pulley 3 with alignment mark white dots line on the timing belt 4. When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. On these particular vehicles, if the timing belt breaks while going down the road, the chances of major engine damage is pretty high. One very good mechanic told me the number of teeth between the cam cogs and the number between the drivers side cog and the crank mark. For the record, many engines — like those in more expensive models — still use timing chains, rather than belts, like they did back in the day before the popularity of overhead camshafts. Check that stud for tightness and integrity.
We show you all the detail technique and here you memorized the location for item and How-To do it Your-self. Answer There is no warning. We cannot stress this enough: Be careful! When the belt stretches, which it does in time, it will loosen allowing it to slap the inside of the timing belt cover. Tighten 29 ft-lb 39 Nm. It is true the belt should be replaced at 60,000 mile intervals, but what if you buy a vehicle that let's say has 95,000 miles on it and has had several owners. What is a Nissan Pathfinder timing belt? I have a '99 Pathfinder with the 3. Specifically, the engine suddenly goes dead silent one fine day.
Radiators are usually something you replace when it needs to be replaced. Ok, pretty much everthing from here is reassembly. Slide it up over the upper coolant pipe to give better access. Remove the lower skid plate and find the drain valve. Here we take a look are removing all the necessary part to gain inspection of the Engine Timing belt and its related component. Besides you do not want to overlook that and have to take the front of the engine apart because of that 3.
Absolutely, when the car manufacturer recommends changing the timing belt, its always a good idea to get it done. Also there is the crank seal. Attach the drive belts for the power steering motor, air conditioner and alternator. Don't ask how we found this out. Plus additional Instructional and Directional Diagrams. Even with the lifters removed which are hydraulic , the cams are still not going to move.