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Fig. 11: Cam and crankshaft sprocket alignment marks for the 1995 1.6L and 1995–98 1.8L (except K8) DOHC engines
Fig. 12: Cam and crankshaft sprocket alignment marks for the 1.5L engine
Fig. 13: Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and pull it away from the belt to reduce the tension on it
Fig. 14: Install the timing belt onto the sprockets following the numbered sequence for 1995 1.6L and 1995–98 1.8L engines
Fig. 15: Install the timing belt onto the sprockets following the numbered sequence for the 1.5L engine
Fig. 16: Measure the timing belt deflection to determine if the proper tension has been set
Fig. 17: To remove the timing belt, first remove the timing belt cover then, using a jack and block of wood, support the engine
Fig. 18: Next, loosen and remove the engine mount-to-engine block attaching bolts . . .
Fig. 19: . . . as well as the mount-to-body through-bolt . . .
Fig. 20: . . . and remove the engine mount
Fig. 21: Mark the direction of rotation on the timing belt in case you need to re-install the original belt
Fig. 22: Cam and crankshaft sprocket alignment positions for the 2.0L engine
Fig. 23: Rotate the crankshaft until the timing marks (arrows) on the camshaft sprockets align with each other
Fig. 24: Loosen the lockbolt on the timing belt tensioner
Fig. 25: Turn the timing belt tensioner with an Allen wrench and remove the tensioner spring from the hook pin
Fig. 26: Space may be limited when trying to turn the tensioner with the Allen wrench (arrow) . . .
Fig. 27: . . . or when trying to detach the tensioner spring from the hook pin (arrow)
Fig. 28: Remove the timing belt from the sprockets and examine it. Refer to Section 1 for examples
Fig. 29: If necessary, or in case of high mileage, remove the tensioner pulley by removing the lockbolt
Fig. 30: Camshaft sprocket alignment marks for the 1.8L (K8) and 2.5L engines
Fig. 31: Crankshaft sprocket alignment marks for the 1.8L (K8) and 2.5L engines
Fig. 32: Position the automatic tensioner in a press and set a flat washer under the tensioner body to prevent damage to the body plug
Fig. 33: Compress the tensioner until the hole in the piston is aligned with the 2nd hole in the case. Insert a pin to keep it compressed
Fig. 34: Install the tensioner to the engine and snugly tighten the upper bolt. This will reduce belt tension when installing the upper idler
Fig. 35: Install the timing belt onto the sprockets in the sequence shown
Fig. 36: Then install the upper idler pulley while pushing downward on the belt
Fig. 37: Pull outward on the lower half of the tensioner and install the lower mounting bolt. Tighten both bolts to specification
Fig. 38: Once the tensioner is properly tightened, remove the pin which is holding the piston compressed in the tensioner case
Fig. 39: Check for proper belt tension by measuring the belt deflection at the point indicated
NOTE: The right and left camshaft sprockets are different and need to be installed on the same camshaft from which they were removed.
Fig. 40: Camshaft sprocket alignment marks for the 2.3L engine
Fig. 41: Crankshaft sprocket timing marks for the 2.3L engine
Fig. 42: Install the timing belt onto the sprockets in the sequence shown
Fig. 43: Inspect the timing belt tension by measuring the deflection at the point shown