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Old 02-03-2007, 12:27 PM   #7
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Default Re: Vue timing belt replacement, 2003 V6

Originally Posted by claw218 View Post
I am wondering if the timing belt replacement can be completed sucessfully without any of the special tools that are referenced in instructions (like the ones on alldatadiy's web site). The instructions reference camshaft locks & a wedge tool for the crankshaft. The wedge looks easy enough to fabricate if you really had to.
I had no problem replacing mine without any of the specialty tools, the cam sprockets stayed in position very nicely. The only confusing part I ran across is the double set of timing marks on the cam sprockets (I recall it was A & B depending what bank it was) Just make note of the mark used before taking the old belt off.

When I did mine I had the timing marks on the belt, I wonder if the aftermarket belts are marked?

Do yourself a favor and replace the water pump as well. There is a brand new one selling on ebay and as long as no one reads this thread it will sell bellow dealer cost

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