Only rotate counter clockwise
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
CAUTION:This application is an interference engine. Do not rotate camshaft or crankshaft when timing belt is removed, or engine damage may occur.
Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Remove left front wheel. Remove left front wheelwell splash shield. Remove all drive belts. Remove power steering pump with hoses attached. Set power steering pump aside.
Remove valve cover and upper timing belt cover.Turn crankshaft counterclockwise to bring No. 1 piston to TDC of its compression stroke. Position UP mark on sprockets at top. See Fig. 2 . Align grooves on sprockets. Remove crankshaft pulley.
Remove left engine mount bolts and nut. Remove engine mount. Remove lower timing belt cover. Loosen timing belt tension adjuster bolt. Push tensioner to relieve tension on timing belt. Retighten adjuster bolt. Remove timing belt.
Ensure No. 1 piston is at TDC. See Fig. 4 . Install timing belt onto sprockets. DO NOT bend or twist belt excessively. Adjust timing belt tension. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. On 1993-01 models, tighten crankshaft pulley bolt to 147 ft. lbs. (200 N.m), loosen, then retorque to 133 ft. lbs. (180 N.m). On all models, adjust drive belts to proper tension.
Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 12:22 PM