Loosen the 2 screws that hold the fan shroud to the top of the radiator. Since 1905, Dayco has developed top-tier replacement parts that keep cars moving, including belts, tensioners, pulleys and other timing products. Sad to see them go from bomb-proof to will need maintenance. Put the insides back in the housing and bolt it back together. Sadly for me, the fluid was not low. It was extremely difficult for him to get to the manifold and get the bolts out because everything is really close under the hood and there is not alot of room to work especially if you do not have… 1 symptom is a very easy turning engine.
Disconnect the negative battery cable, then drain the engine cooling system. However if the belt fails ed while running the engine could destroy itself as it is an interferance engine. Remove the engine undercover and the radiator shroud. Plus if yours is like mine if you dont get the timing on right then you risk messing up the motor. . Change worn-out timing belts with Gates Timing Belt Kit.
I know what I'm doing, and I probably could not do this without a book. If the belt has failed it may still be in tact but with the cogs ripped off. I'm sorry to hear they put nylon guides in the newer engines. So it is gear driven - no timing belt or chain. Replacement T-Belt Tensioner Pulley replaces your damaged factory unit to restore smoother pulley operations.
For safer or relaxing travel, frequent motor vehicle checking is essential. Otherwise I would say get your Pathfinder checked out as Nissan has a safety recall 1996-2004 on the vehicle due to dangerous rust to salt and poor design. Jan 22, 2018 Please don't spend that much!! My father is pretty handy with cars but this project was almost too much for him. No, they're not a pain in the ass, I could go on for a while why the timing belts are better. My L20 is well over 400K and the timing chain is fairly solid as well as the guides and there are! Detach the intake tube near the cover of the cylinder head.
But to the bitter end, the motor and transmission were as tight as the day they were new. He wanted to get another year or two out of the 190k 2001 Pathinder which is running decent otherwise. But I also maintained it properly by replacing the fluid every other year. Their are certain orders and torch specs to loosen or tighten bolts so You really need the manual. Gates is undoubtedly the industry name to choose when it comes to a reliable components for your engine system. Replace the timing belt, water pump, and thermostat every 60,000 miles.
Timing belts are such a pain to replace so I might just pay to have it done. The only real disadvantage to a timing belt is sometimes they can skip a tooth or two while starting the engine but that is if you don't tension it correctly. It was the original and 33K miles overdue, yet yours snapped at 118K driving habits weather temperatures very low and very high. The first guy sounds about right. Each belt is manufactured from quality synthetic polymers to provide resistance to heat, stretching, belt shear, climate conditions, and abrasion to assure dependable operation throughout the belts service life. Replacing the cam seals is an easy job once the timing belt is off. One more thing: I also got a quote from the Nissan dealership.
I know Nissan suggests it to be changed every 100k, but i know that's not always the case. This step is not so easy. Turn the timing belt tensioner counterclockwise with a hexagon wrench to relieve the pressure on the timing belt, and remove the timing belt. You don't want it breaking in the middle of no where. Disconnect the hose from the thermostat. I just fixed mine myself. But you do need to replace the fluid at the very least every other year.
Just did this for Christmas vacation. It depends on if the engine is free wheeling. My next question has to do with the radiator. Start the engine and correct any fluid leaks. Gates's collection of original equipment replacement T-belt tensioner pulley is notably designed to act like the default item that came with your motor vehicle when it was newly driven out from the factory, hence giving it with perfect fit and solid overall performance. The third is on the bottom of the engine, you have to remove the skid plate to get… 1.
Overall, it's not that costly either. Way back in the early 1990s, for a second car, I bought a 1980 Subaru 4x4 wagon with 209,000 miles. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. Loosen the four bolts and everything inside the housing will come out and the housing will remain in the car. I had my '96 changed at 110k and am almost at the 200k mark again so it looks like i need to do them both at the same time. This is why most companies went to them, not because they're any better. Timing belts are such a pain to replace so I might just pay to have it done.
The second is located to the passenger side right over the bracket that holds the idler pully. Apr 09, 2009 Buy a service manual, I just finished working on mine, it's a big job. It is essential for the engine to be in the correct position when replacing the timing belt. Parts needed are a water pump and gasket, any additional hoses and hose clamps if you're replacing those, and a new thermostat is you are replacing that good idea to replace it all since you're already in there, especially if… newer cars are easy. When you buy a new water pump, it wont be a whole water pump it will only be the insides.