[V8] Timing Belt Progress

Scott Simmons indischrot at gmail.com
Tue May 15 00:11:00 EDT 2007

If you're removing the front end, you don't need to remove the viscous 
fan.  To remove the timing cover, there are the 3 or 4 12mm-head bolts 
and the one 13mm-head bolt, unbolt the motor mount (if still in one 
piece), disconnect the alternator's electric components (you did 
disconnect the battery, right?) and the entire thing comes off. 

The only  need to remove the fan is if you 're leaving the radiator 
support on, in which case you need the extra hand room.


Ingo Rautenberg wrote:

>See that 13mm bolt at the bottom of the damper?  Just turn it
>clockwise IIRC and the roller will move down, thereby giving you slack
>on the belt.  As to the Visous Fan.  It turns clockwise to remove.
>Sometimes they're on really tight.  I have one with air chisel marks
>to prove it in my parts bin.  Lol.
>On 5/14/07, Lanier Pratt <lanierpratt at mac.com> wrote:
>>Ok guys.  I've gotten the front end off and now I'm stuck.  How do
>>you get that darn cooling fan off?  Is it the big nut on the back
>>side of the fan or is it the three small 10mm bolts on the fan
>>itself?  I've posted some pictures for a visual progress report.
>>Lanier Pratt
>>'92 V8Q 4.2L
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