Changing the timing belt has turned into a 3 night event. Sunday night I ran out of light and got sick, tonight I was able to make do with a trouble light and flash light but the wife needs me to watch the pets now. Hopefully I can finish tomorrow night but the wife has surgery in the afternoon so we will see. That is why the plan was to get this done Saturday but life happens.

I want to replace everything with some rust on it, but I can only replace the parts I have. I am glad I found these good instructions with pictures. When it says use the starter for 1 second to remove the balancer bolt, don’t only use the starter for 1/10th of a second the car will start in less than a second.

This has been a pain. I feel like this timimg belt was not deisgned to be changed. (I'm changing the timing belt, water pump, power steering pump, and accessory belts.)

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Down at the auto parts store, the owner was borrowing a obd scan tool.