How to Replace a Timing Belt

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Timing Belt . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Pulley Puller
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Harmonic Balancer Installer
  • Serpentine Belt Tool
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • 3/8 in. Drive Torque Wrench
  • Timing Belt

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $98.21 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $392.57 parts and labor


  • Prop the engine hood up and look for the timing belt cover.
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable from terminal.
  • Take the harmonic balancer out.
  • Take the timing cover off and get at valve timing marks.
  • Straighten the camshaft and crankshaft sprocket timing marks.
  • Take the old timing belt out and replace it with new one.
  • With new timing belt in place, make sure that the camshaft and crankshaft are in line.
  • Fix new timing cover seal and timing cover replacing the old ones.
  • Now, reinstall the harmonic balancer with the help of appropriate tool.
  • Add coolant to the radiator.
  • Change the old oil filter with new one and also add new oil to the engine.
  • Reattach the negative battery cable to the terminal.
  • Make sure that the new timing belt is properly installed.

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