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    Nice. Good that my way helped u

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    Also, forgot to mention in my last post that all the codes that showed during this process has cleared out.


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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    Another Catera saved from the crusher. Good job.

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    LOL elvin......yeah it has 156K on it now and had only replaced the timing belt when the water pump went out and had to tow it to a shop to get it fixed, like 3 years ago maybe around 110K miles. They didn't change the idlers and the tensioner at that time. Since then it been driving good but the oil leak kept getting worse and even though I changed valve covers multiple times and cleaning the upper intake plastic and breather box...etc. It kept getting worse, so I checked why all the oil leak at the front and took timing cover off and sure enough the camshaft seals were all leaking too, so replaced the valve covers, cleaned breather box, upper intake black plastic lines, cleaned the engine area and replaced camshaft seals and crankshaft seal and a timing belt kit.

    See pictures....













    New seals





    all cleaned up here...



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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    Well another update - After driving for 3 days there's a lot of oil leaking from the crank seal area. Now, I have to take everything out and redo the crankshaft seal.....geez! The one I got was the Timken brand, Part # 223750 from rockauto.com and it was a little thinner than the original one but I didn't think it would cause this problem.

    Going to order the Felpro Part # TCS46014 from a local store and hopefully it will be like the OEM one and fix the leak.


    Thanks.

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    You may need a crankshaft seal repair sleeve kit. Some times the seal can wear a groove the crank shaft.

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    what is that stuff? The old crank seal only had a slight oily residue but this one is just spraying all over now. I think it's just a defective seal and and difference in thickness compared to the OEM one.

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    You may or may not need a repair sleeve. It does sound like you received a bad seal. A repair sleeve is a stainless steel sleeve that slides over the shaft to give the new seal a good seat. If the original seal was just seeping I would just try a new seal before messing with a repair sleeve. When you pull the bad seal check the shaft for a groove where the seal meets up with the shaft.

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    okay, thanks. I'll do that and thanks again!

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    I'm going to take out everything later this evening and see where it's exactly leaking before ordering anything.

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    Well, here is my update...I pulled everything out and noticed a leak from the upper rear timing cover bolt by CAM #4, it was lose and oil leaking from there so re-tightened all the rear cover bolts and also oil leaking from the front crank seal, so have to take that out now and replace it with a new one.

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    Replaced the crankshaft seal with the Felpro brand and no leaks so far...everything looks good so far .

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    you do know that the cam gear bolts are 1 time use only right????




    Important: Use a new camshaft drive sprocket bolt, the old bolt is not reusable.

    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.

     2. Install the camshaft drive sprocket bolt.
    Tighten

    ◦Use the relevant J 42069-1 and/or the J 42069-2 to hold the camshaft drive sprocket and the camshaft in place while tightening the camshaft drive sprocket bolt.
    ◦Use the J 36660-A to tighten the camshaft drive sprocket bolt to 50 Y (37 lb ft) + 60 degrees + 15 degrees.
     3. Turn the crankshaft clockwise back to TDC.
     4. Install the timing belt. Refer to Timing Belt Replacement.
     5. Install the timing belt cover. Refer to Timing Belt Cover Replacement
     6. Install the intake plenum. Refer to Intake Plenum Replacement.
     7. Install the intake air resonator Refer to Intake Air Resonator Replacement in Engine Controls.

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    Re: 2001 Catera timing belt replaced, now won't start...HELP!

    I didn't know that and curious why the old ones cannot be used? Does it get stretched similar to the cylinder head bolts?

    Also, I did this on my 98 Catera 6 months ago, changed timing belt and camshaft seals and so far no issues.


    Thanks.

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