Timing Belt Replacement

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri Aug 2 14:09:41 EDT 2002

At 08:56 AM 08/02/2002 -0700, George Sidman wrote:

>Don't forget the front seal - along with the belt, WP, and idler. It
>is easy to replace; just dig it out with a small screwdriver. Note the
>way it went in so you don't install the new one backwards.

Note that while you're "digging" you don't want to scratch the crankshaft
or the oil pump housing the seal slides into.  I extracted the one in a 4kq
recently (same seal, I think) with great difficulty using holes drilled
into the metal part of the seal and sheet metal screws with large fender
washers on them for prying a little here, a little there, etc., until it
slid.  I tried #10 screws first and they ripped out of the holes, so I
tried #12's and they held until the seal's grip let loose.  On a 4k, you
can't take off the front of the car like you can on a 200q20v.


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