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92Lex

How To : Timing Belt & Water Pump

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92Lex    2

Tools required :

Breaker bar

Socket wrench

A couple of extenstions

Torque wrench capable of reading at least 181 lbs

Sockets - 8mm, 10mm, 14mm, 17mm, 22mm, 10mm hex

Harmonic balancer remover

Parts replaced:

Timing belt

Water pump

No.1 idler pulley

No.2 idler pulley

Tensioner

Additional recommended parts to replace:

Spark plugs

Distributor caps

Distributor rotors

Spark plug wires

Air filter

Thermostat

Front crankshaft oil seal

Camshaft oil seals

Serpentine belt

Remove air duct - (1) 10mm bolt :

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92Lex    2

Disconnect the plug leading to the Mass Air Flow sensor from this and remove the 2 bolts and loosen clamp:

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Remove those 2 hoses to the right, 2 bolts then loosen the clamp to the throttle body and remove throttle body cover and air cleaner assembly:

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This is the assembly that you have to remove those 2 hoses, clamp, throttle body cover and 2 screws from. Once you have the rectangle cover (throttle body cover) from the picture above off, remove this assembly:

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92Lex    2

Drain radiator coolant from radiator before you proceed with this next step. Disconnect coolant hose from thermostat housing:

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Remove this bolt and the one on the other side to remove the radiator, disconnect the 2 ATF hoses at the bottom of the radiator...then remove radiator. Your bolts are probally bigger because someone replaced mines with different bolts:

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92Lex    2

Remove drive belt by placing your wrench/rachet over this bolt and turning it counter clockwise while using your other hand to guide the belt off:

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92Lex    2

Disconnect the small vacuum hose, remove (4)10mm bolts to remove left head timing belt cover, then do the same for the right head timing belt cover:

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Locate 10mm and 12mm screws and remove them, then disconnect sensors, water bypass pipe then remove timing belt covers for right head and left head of engine (timing belt covers are the 2 plastic things covering half of the distributor caps):

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Torque specs: 10mm-69in-lb

12mm-12ft-lb

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92Lex    2

Locate the (3)12mm bolts, disconnect the crank position sensor wire from each housing, then remove both distributor housings:

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Torque specs: 13ft-lbs

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92Lex    2

Make sure the battery is disconnected before you remove the alternator.

Remove 14mm bolts and disconnect plugs to the alternator then remove it:

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Torque specs: 26ft-lbs

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Set crankshaft pulley mark to the 0 mark like in the picture above, make sure the marks on your camshaft pulleys line up as well...then remove timing belt tensioner (2)12mm bolts:

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Torque specs: 12ft-lbs

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Using a 14mm socket, slightly turn the right head camshaft pulley bolt clockwise to loosen the tension on the timing belt...then take the timing belt off of the camshaft pulleys:

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92Lex    2

Remove crankshaft pulley bolt (22mm), I used a breaker bar and braced it against the floor like in the picture...then cranked the motor for a second to get the bolt loose (or just just an impact wrench).

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Torque specs: 181ft-lbs

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