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Old 11-25-2010, 10:07 AM
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Exclamation Doing timing belt need help.

So my timing belt broke this weekend and i just got to it today. I have a few questions.

I took off the A/C and powersteering pully assembly. took out the radiator the fan and the plastic cover for the belt. Now I just need to take the crank pulley off.

1. Is the bold holding it in a Righty tighty or a lefty tighty? (Right/left hand thread?)

2. Do I need a harmonic puller to get it off or can i shove a bar in there and crank the little sh!t off?

3. The tension pulley for the belt has one bolt, the pulley, and the spring. I loosened the bolt and nothing moved.... should I wait till I have the new belt on to loosen the spring bolt?

I have today and tomorrow to do this before I have work and then school and no time to fix it. please hurry.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:14 AM
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Default Re: Doing timing belt need help.

1. Is the bold holding it in a Righty tighty or a lefty tighty? (Right/left hand thread?)

= righty tighty, if impact gun is unavailable, you will not be able to break loose by hand, lay a breaker bar on left frame rail and bump starter, be careful...

2. Do I need a harmonic puller to get it off or can i shove a bar in there and crank the little sh!t off?

= you will need a puller

3. The tension pulley for the belt has one bolt, the pulley, and the spring. I loosened the bolt and nothing moved.... should I wait till I have the new belt on to loosen the spring bolt?

= loosen guide bolt, and push tensioner back and lock in place for assembly, release guide bolt once everything is in its correct place, leave guide bolt slightly snug so tensioner will travel with belt ware.
NOTE: you can push tensioner back with oem bottle jack, by putting jack on left frame rail, but if you going to local parts store to rent puller, rent the tensioner tool as well,..
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Doing timing belt need help.

alright so on the drivers side frame rail?

and thank you.

it says to put 33-35 pounds of torque on the tensioner bolt...
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: Doing timing belt need help.

If the belt broke could my valves be smashed? or is it a non intrusive engine?
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: Doing timing belt need help.

help....
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: Doing timing belt need help.

our rangers dont have interference heads you should be fine
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Doing timing belt need help.

Did you get this done?
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Doing timing belt need help.

Yes I did =) only took 4 hours and a six pack haha. thanks to all that helped
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