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1997 Camry 2.2 how to replace timing belt /water pump/

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1997 Camry 2.2 how to replace timing belt /water pump/ etc
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 6 years ago.

This tutorial will be able to help you and give you an idea as to what you are about to attempt.....

 

http://hubpages.com/hub/Toyota-Camry-5SFE-Engine-Timing-Belt-Water-Pump-Seal-Replacement

 

Please be advised that you should have experience is performing these type repairs before attempting this. If something goes wrong or you get stuck/something breaks, it cost you much more than it should, if you have just let a repair facility take care of this for you.

 

Genchi

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
97 camry 2.2 oil pump leak? is this common? what seals the pump? does the pump need to be timed?

timing belt marks> if the small hole on the cam gear is at 12:00 and crank key is at 12:00 also, can i safely pull off the old belt? i am replacing all seals / idler /tensioner/h20 pump. does anything else
need to be timed? i have marked every thing w/paint.

what is the adjustment procedure for the new belt
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 6 years ago.

97 camry 2.2 oil pump leak? is this common?

 

Yes it is.

 

what seals the pump?

 

There are 2 seals, one is a normal looking seal and the other is a formed o-ring seal we call a racetrack--because thats what it looks like.

 

does the pump need to be timed?

 

No.

 

does anything else need to be timed?

 

No, just the timing belt.

 

what is the adjustment procedure for the new belt

 

Just put the belt in time and then let the idler bearing loose to take up the slack. You can apply just a little pressure upward with a prybar before tightening the idler down.

 

Genchi