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Old 08-07-2005, 09:27 PM
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Default RE: New Guy - When to replace timing belt ???

Engine will break if you dont replace and you were due about 18,000 miles ago.

I would get with it and do it now before you get that problem.

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Old 08-08-2005, 11:20 PM
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Default RE: New Guy - When to replace timing belt ???

Dude, change your timing belt now, otherwise your looking at big bucks?
it's a sound investment to do this job now.

i changed mine at 120, the belt looked okay when it was done, but with belts you never know, the alternative aint pretty, i know this from first hand experience on a prevous vehicle a few years back, timing belt went and cost me my engine.

take the hit, especially if you have done the job yourself before on other cars
 
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:44 PM
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Default RE: New Guy - When to replace timing belt ???

Billy,

go to pep boys or straus or wherever an invest a few dollars on the haynes manual for this vehicle, thats what i did for my 2000.
sound investment

it has step by step pictures and how to directions. the timing belt section is really well laid out and explained, you have to know what your doing re setting the timimg marks up correctly, if you dont you'll damage the engine.

if your at all unsure take it to a mechanic.


 
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:42 PM
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Default RE: New Guy - When to replace timing belt ???

Billy,
Most front wheel drive cars are put together the same, I would recomend a repair manual (ebay for the cheap ones) and alot of sweat and grit. A timing belt is cheap to buy but heavy on the elbow grease. Just change it and feel good driving it for at least 60k before doing it again. Your going to have to lay out about $60 for the book and belt and a day or two to get it replaced. just grin and bear it.

Good luck!
 
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