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Think water pump is bad water leaking under vehicle JA: So

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Think water pump is bad water leaking under vehicle
JA: So many things can cause water pump issues. Some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with them. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Want to change water pump and timing belt on land Rover freelancer 2003 2.5l all torn apart just need to know if harmonic balancer has to come off
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Need to get the cover plate off to expose the timing belt and water pump
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Customer: Doing my self in drive way
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.
Hi im kevin i have info on your car but this engine is not fitted with a balancer shaft are you talking about crankshaft pulley ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes on bottom
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Trying to access timing belt and pump
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.
Yes this pulley needs to be removed you need to get engine in time before hand here is info you need
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.
Front Timing BeltRemovalRaise and support front of vehicle.Remove:Engine undershield.RH front wheel.RH splash guard.Drain engine oil.Support engine.Remove:Engine top cover.RH engine mounting bracket.Auxiliary drive belt.Auxiliary drive belt tensioner.Auxiliary drive belt guide pulley.Alternator.LH rear timing belt cover 1.Turn crankshaft clockwise to 'SAFE' position. Ensure timing marks aligned 2.Ensure timing marks on camshaft rear sprockets aligned 3.Insert timing pin into hole in crankcase to lock flywheel 25. Tool No.tnLRT-12-232.Note: Hole for timing pin 25 is at front of engine closest to the cylinder block.Remove:PAS pump pulley.PAS pump. DO NOT disconnect hoses.Engine stabiliser bar.Timing belt covers 4 & 5.Dipstick.Dipstick tube.Note: Remove securing bolt. Depress dipstick tube locking collar and pull dipstick tube upwards.Hold crankshaft pulley. Use tool Nos.tnLRT-12-161 & tnLRT-12-199.Slacken crankshaft pulley bolt 6.Remove:Crankshaft pulley bolt 6.Crankshaft pulley 7.Timing belt lower cover 8.AC compressor heat shield.AC compressor. DO NOT disconnect hoses.AC compressor bracket.Alternator bracket.Engine lifting bracket.Engine front mounting plate 9.Rubber plug from around automatic tensioner unit.Turn tensioner pulley away from belt. Use Allen key 10.Slowly compress pushrod into tensioner body until holes aligned 17. Retain pushrod with 1,5 mm diameter pin through hole in tensioner body.Note: DO NOT slacken tensioner pulley bolt.Remove:Automatic tensioner unit bolts 11.Automatic tensioner unit 12.Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.Remove timing belt.Note: If cylinder heads are removed, water pump replaced, new camshaft sprockets fitted or if belt has been in use for more than 48,000 miles a new belt must be fitted.Note: If cylinder heads are removed, water pump replaced, new camshaft sprockets fitted or if belt has been in use for more than 80.000 km a new belt must be fitted.Remove front oil seals from exhaust camshafts 13.Lock camshaft sprockets 14. Use tool No.tnLRT-12-196.Ensure tools located correctly on end of exhaust camshafts 15.Remove bolts from camshaft sprockets 16. DO NOT reuse bolts.warning: Damage to camshafts may occur if locking tools are not installed when slackening or tightening camshaft sprocket bolts.Remove:Locking tools 14.Camshaft sprockets with hubs.InstallationNote: If using a new automatic tensioner unit and tensioner pulley, the installation procedure is different. Refer to main dealer.Thoroughly clean camshaft sprockets and hubs.Install hubs to camshaft sprockets. Then install both assemblies to camshafts.Fit new bolts 16. Tighten finger tight.Ensure camshaft sprockets can turn freely without tilting.Temporarily fit timing belt to camshaft sprockets.Install locking tools to camshaft sprockets 14. Tool No.tnLRT-12-196.Ensure tools located correctly on end of exhaust camshafts 15.Turn camshaft sprockets fully clockwise as viewed from front of engine.Ensure timing pin located correctly 25.Ensure timing marks on camshaft rear sprockets aligned 3.Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets.Use suitable wedge to hold belt in position at crankshaft sprocket.Note: Turn each camshaft sprocket anti-clockwise just enough to allow belt teeth to engage in sprocket.Turn tensioner pulley against belt. Use Allen key 10.Install automatic tensioner unit 12. Tighten bolts 11. Tightening torque: 25 Nm. Use new bolts.Remove Allen key from tensioner pulley 10.Remove pin from tensioner body to release pushrod 17.Fit rubber plug to automatic tensioner unit.Tighten camshaft sprocket bolts 16. Tightening torque: 27 Nm + 90 °.Remove locking tools from camshaft sprockets 14.Remove any wedges used to hold belt in position.Remove timing pin 25.Install new oil seals on exhaust camshafts 13.Turn crankshaft slowly two turns clockwise. Ensure timing marks aligned 3.Ensure timing pin can be inserted easily 25.Remove timing pin 25.Install components in reverse order of removal.Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt 6. Tightening torque: 160 Nm.Tighten sump plug. Tightening torque: 25 Nm.Refill engine oil. Capacity: 5,2 litres (includes filter).Tighten wheel nuts. Tightening torque: 115 Nm.
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.
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