1997 Mazda Protege Repair Question
1997 Mazda Protege timing belt.
Well you will need a belt for one. Personally there are two things I don't cheap out on. Oil filter and timing belts. I would go to the dealer for the belt.
As for the tensioner.....you will probably not need it or the idler. They are usually good, so I would hold off on buying that till you know if you need it.
You don't NEED a water pump to do the belt, but it is a good idea.
If you want to change the cam and crank seals...go for it, but use MAZDA parts!
Oh and you will need a rocker cover gasket since you will need to remove the rocker cover.
I only stress using Mazda parts since the parts that you are changing. There is no need to cheap out on an engine part.
p.s. don't stretch the spring!
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