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re: timing belt, water piu

"Shane Allen Snyder" <snyders2@pilot.msu.edu> wrote:

> Sure enough, it is time for my '86 4kCSQ to get a timing belt.  A few people
> have indicated that it should get a water pump at the same time.


> The dealers and local "qualified" mechanics are estimating betweem $300-500 for the job.
> Is this reasonable???

Nope.  Do it yourself.  $15 for the belt, $40-$70 for the pump.
Stay tuned to the q-list about the Graf brand pump, it makes a turkey

> How difficult is the job for a home mechanic?  Any way to shave this price down a bit???

Easy, but scary for a first-"timer" <ha! pun intended!>  See above.
> One last problem...   The odometer on the car is no longer functional.  The
> speedo is fine, but no odometer.  Any ideas on how I can get this working???

Pull your speedo out, push the little gear (if it's not broken) back
contact with the screw drive, and loctite it there.  Ta-Da!
> Thanks So MUCH,   Shane

Hope it helps, good luck!

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