Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, timing belt kit recommendations? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hi,
I'm planning to replace the timing belt kit while fixing the oil leak by the crankshaft gear / pulley ...
well u have to remove cams, all 4 of them and crank pulley shaft, but it worth to do. if they will leak latter just imaging to do all this job again !!! and dont buy cheep seals, get acdelco. look up at rockauto - ACDELCO Part # TCK285AP for $224.99 its have all seals and tensioner + get also new timing cover seal VICTOR REINZ Part # JV5103 for only $8. if u never done that kind of job. DONT DO IT !!!! its not that simple like u think !!! its took me whole week to do + u have to use special tools to tight pulleys!!!!! they not just regular pulleys, they adjustable ones. to tight them correctly i went to sears got big socket and center bolt that hold whole pulley had to replaced with hex bolt.
J 42069 Timing Belt Alignment Kit
tool form kit that u need to tight pulleys
due to fact that u will replace seals u will need only cams stoppers for installation and to remove bolts that hold cams. i personally did not use this tools and use two bolts that fit perfectly between teeth of cams to secure them for installation.
Me and my father-inlaw have done 4 timing belt Jobs on these cars, once on his first Cat, on his second Cat and my Cat when we did head gasket Job and again last month when my timing belt went and blew the engine and all we used were vice grips to hold them in place.
That's nice video. wish it was maid earlier! it took me 2 week to get my car back on road. first week i was putting all back, even called mobile mechanic, that he helped me to install that belt back correctly, but that (good mechanic) put it wrong and one tooth was loose. so i had to drive home like that, cuz my friend kick me out from his garage been there whole week, so i had to re-do everything again at my apartment complex parking lot.... i did not replaced seals, wish i could, i replaced only one pulley, others i cleaned and re-lube. since that time 3 years pass, no problem.
okay, good and thanks. I was looking at an online instruction and it says the compressor has to come out. Anyways, ordered all the parts and the timing tool. Planning to work on the car this coming Thursday - Sunday, a little at a time.