you do not need to remove the upper oil pan or the member
OK, great, that's what I thought, then what else could be holding it on?
there are only two bolts one long 6 inch or so and one short bolt in the lower oil pan to remove. you need to remove the power steering pump, alternator ,crank pulley and belt tensioner remove all the small 10mm bolt then pry the cover off the cover will be stuck from the silicone and there are two centering pins in the lower part of the front cover so you may need to pry somewhat hard to get it off .
let me know if you have mope questions please remember to rate my answer thanks.
Yes, I got the 2 bolts one long and 1 short in the lower oil pan also power steering pump,alternator,crank pulley and belt tensioner, it coming away at the top but it seems there is something holding it at the bottom, I can`t believe I have to pry that hard to get it off, I am afraid of breaking something.
OK, I got the cover to break loose, but now that bolt that holds the motormount in is keeping me from getting the cover off.
Ok, I got the cover off, I am looking at the chain, everything looks good, but how do I check the timing to see if it is correct?
I think it jumped timing, I lost spark, and it has low compression, I went to turn it over by hand and it will not make full 360 degree turn, turn it one way and it stops, then turn the other way almost 360 and it stops again, do you think it jumped time some how and the valve is hitting the piston?
Ok, that's what I thought, Thank you Clifton.
Ok, I have one last question, even though the car has 230,000 mi. on it the body is good and the interior is good so I am thinking of putting another engine in it, these are those engines from japan with low miles, this one supposedly has 57,000 on it do you know anything about these, are they legit? This one they want $1450 for, what do you think? Thank you for your answer.
Hello, Clifton, I am still in denile about the motor jumping time, the chain feels tight, and I just pulled the tensoner and it looks good and has good spring to it so I don`t understand how or why it would jump time?
I would not say 1 complete turn, it is more likeXXXXXthen 359 the other way.
Thank you Josie, I still have a question, I went and got another motor I am putting in the car, an 2002 the motor is a 2005 I think, so I have to change some things around, is this a new question, and should I go ahead and rate clift?
HelloThank you for your reply. This seems to be a different question from what you had before so it may be better to list it as a new question so that your specific needs can be addressed. Please let me know if you would like to close this question.