Need to get timing belt replaced in Prizm/Corolla

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Old 07-15-04, 08:08 PM
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Need to get timing belt replaced in Prizm/Corolla

This is the same as a corolla, I have mitchell with instructions just never done any work this serious. You think I should take a stab at it or know of anyone that would do it pretty cheap?

This p.o.s. has 112k and has never had this done yet.

Called around and best quote I got it 350.

Thanks! and please no shots about this piece, its bad enough I needed to sell my a4 because of money issues
 
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Old 07-18-04, 06:35 AM
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If you have the tools you already have the needed info then go for it.That car is fairly easy IMO to do a timing belt on.
 
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Old 07-18-04, 10:14 AM
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Thanks davo, I don't have all the tools now but I will prolly just use it as an excuse to get a new craftsman set.

All I would need is the normal stuff right, that would be included in a like 150 set.

Plus, torque wrench and I have a jack.

thanks and I wish I knew someone who could babysit me through this as I've never pulled a car engine apart before!

But the best quote i got is 350 and thats quite a bit, wouldn't you say?
 
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Old 07-18-04, 01:26 PM
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Relax because you are not tearing an engine apart only the timing cover needs to be removed.You will be fine my daughter could do it if I gave her a hand and she is 11.Mechanical auto repairs are not brain surgery the rest of it is the diagnostic part.
 
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You'll probably need a floor jack to hold the engine up as you have to remove the motor mount at that end. You could also use an impact gun to get the big bolt on the pully off also. Make sure you have a diagram of the timing marks and you understand how to time it before taking the old one off.
 
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Old 07-19-04, 04:36 PM
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yeah, I got most the info from mitchell but it really doesn't give all that much info.
What other tools do you think I need besides a normal craftsman tool set?

thanks
 
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