Note: Once the tensioner is removed, there is enough slack to carefully rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise about 60 degrees. And you can probably guess I broke it, so there's another part I need. This is basically just how the movement of the valves and pistons inside the cylinders are controlled. I have to remove the crank gear again, and I don't want to break it again. This entire step can be omitted if you're using the Snap On Tensioner Compressor.
The bolts may not come out all the way, but the length of the studs should allow you to pull the bracket out with the bolts still in the bracket. Hang the compressor out of the way with a piece of coat hanger wire through one of the bolt holes in the compressor and wrapping the other end of the coat hanger around the passenger side hood support bolt on the radiator core support. If the camshaft pulleys are not aligned, turn the crankshaft one more revolution. I get to have more fun. This is the voice of experience speaking!! So the following weekend I pull the engine down for the 6th time in almost as many weeks.
The crankshaft pulley bolt is torqued to 162 ft. If you plan on replacing the water pump, you might as well remove the lower hose from the thermostat housing also. It arrived today, and I started putting the van back together. This was not removed, so it didn't have to be installed, but the belt had to be adjusted. Note: compressor can not be moved too far off the bracket until the bracket is pulled.
Instead of separating the two pieces, remove the fan first, then just remove four bolts and take out the whole shroud. There are no prescribed timing chain replacement intervals. Jack up front of car, and place on jackstands - I placed the jackstands on the floor pan reinforcement channels right behind the firewall. The fan will lift streight up and out. Timing chains however are a different story and will generally last the lifetime of the engine.
All this was started in September of 2000. This engine has been phased out in most markets, replaced by variants of the new series. To replace the camshaft seals, it will be necessary to remove the camshaft gear. That should hold the 5 of us, our luggage, the cake and meat platter we had for the reception after the recital. Just something to keep in mind. Torque on the cover bolts is a very slight 80 in. I install the sleeve and a new camshaft seal, put the engine back together.
I check under the van and guess what, it's still leaking oil! Look for leaks, evidence of contact between the belt and the covers or the front of the engine, and roughness of rotation in the water pump or rollers. You want to discover this before going any further, since their replacement is beyond the scope of this article. How to tell if a timing belt tensioner is bad 6 steps image titled tell if a timing belt tensioner is bad step 1. For some reason, after the rebuild, it was leaking. With extended service intervals and poor maintenance habits, oil sludging problems can cause the camshafts to seize and break belts.
I also tell a friend and co-worker, Bob Loomis, about my problem. I am just loading you up with conversation starters, my friend. With the timing chain covers off the front of the engine, you call see all 3 timing marks, one on each of the camshaft gears and the one of the crank gear. I'd like to give an estimate on time, but I'm not sure how long this job took because A I also did the plugs which added considerable time and B I tore everything down, but had to wait a day on Mr. . You will need to do some homework and access the complete procedure either in print form or through an online source.
Mechanical timing in very basic terms is the relationship between the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft s. With the pulley removed, you can now remove the upper and lower front covers. If you have any other questions, just take a look at the image below. Toyota taa v6 34l timing belt help yotatech forums toyota taa v6 34l timing belt helpforumrunner20140805112005. It has bucket tappets and was designed for good fuel economy without an overall performance trade-off. So I talk to some friends, and find out the secret to getting the gear off. Though the engine is fairly close to the right-side inner fender area, the working space is better than some other cars.