There should be an extra amount of labor charged for any cam and crankshaft seal replacement. Most of this job is labor. I would hate to be doing it alone unless I had pulled the engine and put it on the stand. And, I have never heard of that procedure before! I am hoping that someone will be able to offer me their thoughts on the discrepancies between the two shops-- which one is right? The arrow should point towards the front of the motor when installed. Funny though, I can't understand people when they talk! We stock timing belt parts for most Nissan models including , , , , , , , , , , , , and. Check for leaks from the cams seals or the coolant plug on the 3.
The waterpump is as easy as removing the bolts and pulling off the pump. Align the timing mark on the camshaft sprocket with the timing mark on the rear timing belt cover. He believes the other shop is mistaken to say they will replace the camshaft seals and front crankshaft seal at no additional charge. Timing notches on crankshaft pulley. If you haven't changed tires, then forget I said anything.
When the lower guide broke, the slackened chain dug into the projections inside the lower cover near the crankshaft seal, and broke 1 off. Also, the marks only line up every. Did anyone actually read all of this entirely too long post???? Even harder doing it by myself. Ok, so a lot of people are wanting to do thier own timing belt. In general an independent should be cheaper because labor costs are usually a lot cheaper. So now I have taken it to another mechanic and he is claiming that on a these cars use have to use only factory parts to replace the timing chain components and before, the first mechanic, I bought aftermarket parts. If so, please point me to the appropriate posts.
Do you have a preference on a particular brand of chain kit? Idle the engine at its normal rpm for one minute, then press the accelerator three times for one second each. Now you can slide the belt off. You'll need to know which one you need, in order to get the correct one from the store. Besides you do not want to overlook that and have to take the front of the engine apart because of that 3. I'm guessing it is Bellevue Nissan. Actually, I originally asked my Audi guy if he'd check it, but he wasn't interested in doing a job on something he wasn't familiar with.
My next question has to do with the radiator. The Nissan Pathfinder is a sport utility vehicle in production since 1986. Determine the adjustment tension needed by aiming the timing light at the crankshaft pulley. Just a couple of notes: 1. There is no mark on the oil pump for the crank. You will only need to turn it to about the 9 o'clock position depending on tension.
Did anyone actually read all of this entirely too long post???? I also drive fairly aggressively a lot of the time and have a manual tranny. Remove the engine undercover and the radiator shroud. I am praying that it is not in the way of anything, but I will run the crankshaft through a couple revs to be sure. Ran a small acid brush around the gears, guides, and chain and did not find it. Uh, you already did that! Align the white lines on the timing belt with the timing marks on the crankshaft and camshaft.
After you get the marks aligned the marks on the belt should line up. Thats why you set the tension as I described. If you're idle speed needs adjusting, you may as well do it now too. This job can be time consuming and picky. Spent a couple hours looking and feeling around, but did not find it.
I remember the good ol' days when the low fuel light went on at 285-290 miles instead of 245-250 miles like it does now. L ike your horn: It was obvious that there was a problem, so they are fixing it. Man, what dealership gave you this shit? Two things to take into consideration. Let me know if this helped. Also if the water pump is driven by the cam belt, replace it at the same time. I need all the help I can get.
The left guide was worn through the plastic liner and into the metal. Get that big socket and breaker bar. Are there any good writeups on this one? They did take care of it though and it's been fine for 20+K miles. I hope that your job goes much smoother than mine. Turn off the engine and remove the timing light. I have seen guys use a strap wrench to hold the pulley and someone else loosen the bolt. I don't want to have to redo this anytime soon.
Becareful turning this engine , or cam over it is an interruped motor, you could bend a valve, turn the cam sprockets and crank over manualy. The 93-94-95's with the round-tooth belt all have 105K change intervals. You can pick up a haynes manual and it will have a good write-up for your car. Nissan Pathfinder Replacement Timing Belt Information Getting a car with luxurious features often means more costs, not just when you first buy the car but also any time the car needs to be repaired so should be thought about any time you consider buying a Nissan Pathfinder. It is still prone to water and dirt though. Mine barely makes a sputter anymore.