get a book at your local autoparts store!... this will be helpful for much more than changing a timing belt... there are many intricate steps and alignments that MUST be exactly followed to allow your car to run without MAJOR damage after the belt has been changed... and will require special tools including air impact, etc THIS IS NOT A JOB FOR A BEGINNER!!!
I dont agree that you need an impact at all it is very simple as you approach most of it through the wheel well. You can even leave the tire on just turn it to the left. Once yo have the alternator out just take off covering in wheel well you will see everything clearer then. Hardest trick is alternator in whole job. You should put in new water pump while your there.
if im not mistaken..it is behind the timing cover..it runs off the timing belt You are correct. It is the belt tensioner for your timing belt and a pain to release to release the tension and also not the easiest to replace.
Front of engine (behind serpentine belt).
Timing belt replacement is a pretty big job. I'd go to the parts store and pick up a Chilton or Haynes manual.
Mine did this and I found out it was the timing belt that needed to be changed.
I've been informed it has a timing chain, not belt, and therefore does not need to be replaced.
Check autozone.com it tells a bit about it. some engines you have to remove the timing belt so its not a very east job.
After you have released the tension from the belt, remove the 2 obvious bolts that hold it to the engine block.
I don't know the cost as that depends on where you live, but may I give you some advice. As the water pump is driven by the timing belt, if this car has over 100,000 miles on it, replace the timing belt at the same time as the belt. This will save you money down the road when the pump fails. The belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles.
Does not have a belt, timing chain only, no maintenance required. Just keep your oil changed regularly.
It has a Timing Belt.
If it's like my '91 model its behind the timing belt cover. If you look between the alternator pulley and the timing belt cover you can see part of it. It wouldn't be fun to replace. I think the shop charges 3 to 4 hundred.
You have to remove the timing belt cover,camshaft pulley and timing belt.Itis near the top behind the belt.
its under the black cover behind the serpentine belt
It has a timing belt. Replace at 100,000 miles.It has a timing belt. Replace at 100,000 miles.
It does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain that requires no maintenance.
remove belt pump is accessable remove bolts make sure coolant is drained first replace
Pontiac Grand Prix does not have a timing belt. It has a timing chain and it is replaced when it breaks.
The 2004 2.0 liter Pontiac Grand Am does not have a timing belt, but instead has a timing chain which requires no maintenance.
The grand am does not have a timing belt it has a timing chain.
Yes, a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am does have a timing belt. Diagrams can be found of them on the internet with a simple search.Ê
diagram of timing belt
The 2.0l VIN K is a free spinning or non interferience engine.