Timing belt replacement

Tiny
ROB 1503
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 198,000 MILES
Hi, I have a car that has been sitting there for the last month now. The reason is one day I was gonna head out to the store and all of a sudden it turned off before leaving my parking lot. I turned the key and noticed the starter sounded different. With just that sound I knew what had happened but to make sure I was correct I took off the timing belt cover and confirmed that the timing belt broke. I haven't done timing belts or chains want to learn. So I was wondering if someone could help me by providing instructions on how to replace the belt for this vehicle. I am planning on either selling it or junking it. Engine runs great had no signs of oil or antifreeze leaks. I have always done its schedule maintenance myself. Bender had any issues at all but I got another vehicle that I prefer so I would like to take advantage and use this car to learn how to do the timing belt.

Rob
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Thursday, June 27th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM

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Tiny
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Good evening,

Procedure below with pictures.

Roy

1. Remove generator.
2. Remove RH front wheel
3. Remove RH front fender apron seal

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4. Remove PS pump drive belt
Loosen the 2 bolts, and remove the drive belt.
5. Disconnect ground strap connector

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6. Remove engine moving control rod
Remove the 3 bolts and control rod.

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7. Remove no.2 RH engine mounting bracket
Remove the 3 bolts and mounting bracket.

8. Remove spark plugs
a. Disconnect the 4 high-tension cords from the clamps on the cylinder head cover.
B. Disconnect the 4 high-tension cords from the spark plug.
C. Remove the 4 spark plugs.

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9. Remove no.2 timing belt cover
a. Disconnect the 2 engine wire clamps from the timing belt cover.
B. Remove the 4 bolts and timing belt cover.

10. Set no.1 cylinder to TDC/compression

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a. Turn the crankshaft pulley, and align its groove with timing mark "0" of the No.1 timing belt cover.

Timing Belt/Camshaft Align Marks
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b. Check that the hole of the camshaft timing pulley is aligned with the timing mark of the bearing cap. If not, turn the crankshaft 1 revolution (360 ).

11. Remove timing belt from camshaft timing pulley

Timing Belt/Camshaft Align Marks
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NOTE: When re-using timing belt, place the matchmarks on the timing belt and camshaft timing pulley, and place match marks on timing belt to match portion A of the No.1 timing belt cover.

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a. Loosen the mounting bolt of the No.1 idler pulley, and shift the pulley toward the left as far as it will go, and temporarily tighten it.
B. Remove the timing belt from the camshaft timing pulley.

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12. Remove camshaft timing pulley
a. Using SST, loosen the pulley bolt.
SST 09249-63010, 09960-10010 (09962-01000, 09963-01000)
b. Remove the bolt and timing pulley.

13. Remove crankshaft pulley

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a. Using SST (and bolt), loosen the pulley bolt.
SST 09213-54015 (91651-60855 for type A), 09330 - 00021

NOTE:
Either of 2 types of pulley may be used, each with its own bolt size, type A and type B. When using bolt type B. A plate washer must be inserted between the bolt and SST.

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When re-using timing belt, after loosening the crankshaft pulley bolt, check that the timing belt match marks aligns with portion A of the No.1 timing belt cover when the crankshaft pulley groove is aligned with the timing mark "O" of the No. 1 timing belt cover. If the match marks does not align, align as follows:

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When match marks is misaligned clockwise:
Align the match marks by pulling the timing belt up on the water pump pulley side while turning the crankshaft pulley counterclockwise.

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After aligning the match marks, hold the timing belt. And turn the crankshaft pulley clockwise, and align its groove with timing mark "O" of the No.1 timing belt cover.

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When match marks is misaligned counterclockwise:
Align the match marks by pulling the timing belt up on the No.1 idler pulley side while turning the crankshaft pulley clockwise.

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After aligning the match marks, hold the timing belt. And turn the crankshaft pulley counterclockwise, and align its groove with timing mark "O" of the No.1 timing belt cover.

B. Remove the pulley bolt.

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c. Using SST, remove the pulley. SST 09950 - 50010 (09951 - 05010, 09952-05010, 09953-05010, 09953-05020, 09954-05020 for type A, 0995W5010 for type B)

NOTE: Either of 2 types of pulley may be used, each with its own bolt size, Type A and type B. When re-using timing belt: Remove the pulley without turning it.

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14. Remove no.1 timing belt cover
a. Disconnect the crankshaft position sensor wire from the clamp on the timing belt cover.
B. Disconnect the clamp of the crankshaft position sensor wire from the timing belt cover.
C. Remove the 4 bolts and timing belt cover.

15. Remove timing belt guide

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16. Remove timing belt hint When re-using timing belt, draw a direction arrow on the timing belt (in the direction of engine revolution), and place matchmarks on the timing belt and crankshaft timing pulley.

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17. Remove no.1 idler pulley and tension spring
Remove the bolt, pulley and tension spring.

18. Remove no.2 idler pulley remove the bolt and pulley.

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19. Remove crankshaft timing pulley
If the pulley cannot be removed by hand, use SST to remove the timing pulley.
SST 09950 - 50010 (09951 - 5010, 09952-05010, 09953 - 05010, 09953-05020, 09954-05010)

NOTE: Do not scratch the angle sensor of the timing pulley.

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20. Remove oil pump pulley
a. Using SST, loosen the pulley nut.
SST 09960 - 1 0010 (09962-1000, 09963-0500)

b. Remove the nut and pulley.
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Thursday, June 27th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Hi Rob,

That is great that you are wanting to perform this repair. It is not the easiest of things to do but take your time and you will get it.

Here is the procedure to remove and reinstall the belt. Please pay attention to the timing marks. You will need to make sure the are lined up properly or you will have timing issues.

Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks
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Thursday, June 27th, 2019 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
ROB 1503
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Thank you both. You guys are the best.
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Thursday, June 27th, 2019 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

We are always glad to help.

Roy
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Friday, June 28th, 2019 AT 3:27 AM
Tiny
ROB 1503
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Quick question. Is it possible for the position and valves to crash as a result to timing belt braking while engine was running?
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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Yes. It is an interference engine.

Roy
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
ROB 1503
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Thank you Roy sorry I keep taking long to reply. Greatly appreciate al your help
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Friday, July 19th, 2019 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
ROB 1503
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Actually everyone thank you. Job got done and got it running. Now the Camry has a new owner very happy with it. Thanx all
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Friday, July 19th, 2019 AT 9:41 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome

We are always glad to help

Roy
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Saturday, July 20th, 2019 AT 2:29 AM

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