Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How do you change a timing belt on a 1995 ford probe?

There is nothing else wrong with the car, just need a timing belt. If you could tell me how i can change it by myself without going to a mechanic that would be great :)How do you change a timing belt on a 1995 ford probe?
You need to get the passenger side front tire off, take off the plastic wheel liner in the wheel well, take off all of your pulleys and accesories for example; ac compressor, power steering pump, alternator, take off the front main seal, the belt is accessible there.

Make it a lot easier on your self and go to autozone and get a Haynes Repair Manual for your car, they're only 10 or 15 bucks and will tell you step by step what to do.How do you change a timing belt on a 1995 ford probe?
wow meg, thats not one of your typical do it ya self jobs, but to change it you need certain tools and and maybe a in-fared scanner 2 be exact but if u do it wrong ya car will backfire or never start but take it 2 a shade tree machanic or a pro that knows what he's doing
This is the intervals at which the belt should be replaced I am assuming it is a 2.0 litre; On 1993?7 Probe, replace at 60,000 mile intervals. On 1999?004 models, inspect every 120,000 miles %26amp; replace as required..

1.Disconnect battery ground cable, then isolate cable end with electrical tape.

2.Remove cylinder head valve cover.

3.Remove power steering pump belt shield, then loosen adjusting bolt.

4.Loosen lock bolt and power steering pump through bolt, then remove power steering belt.

5Loosen alternator adjusting bolt and alternator upper mounting bolt, then remove alternator belt.

6.Support engine using three bar engine support No. 014-00750 or equivalent.

7.Using suitable jack, raise engine slightly and remove right hand engine mount.

8.Remove timing belt upper cover.

9.Raise and support vehicle, then remove splash shields.

10..Using crankshaft pulley holder T92C-6316-AH or equivalent, remove crankshaft pulley attaching bolt.

11.Remove crankshaft pulley, sprocket and guide plate.

12.Remove timing belt lower cover bolts, then the cover.

13.temporarily install crankshaft pulley attaching bolt.

14.Turn crankshaft until timing mark on crankshaft sprocket lines up with timing mark on oil pump and camshaft sprocket timing marks (E and I) line up as shown.

15.Lower vehicle and insert camshaft pulley holding tool T92C-6256-AH or equivalent.

16.Use an allen wrench to turn timing belt tensioner and remove timing belt tensioner spring from hook pin.

17.Remove timing belt. NOTE : If reusing old timing belt, mark direction of belt for installation reference.

18.Reverse procedure to install, ensuring all timing marks are aligned.

This is a pretty involved operation depending on your skill level, but i am a firm believer that a woman can do anything a man can do!!! :) I tried to paste in the alignment marks but couldn't (keep in mind that this is a interference engine- This means if you don't get the timing properly aligned and you crank the engine over there is a possibility that you can bend your valves (damage the engine internally)

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