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#15: 04-04-2013, 10:19 AM
 
 Nolmers06LGT
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I picked up my loaner truck for transportation purposes and prepped my garage for the timing belt install. I'm reviewing my install walkthru's, but does anyone have any specialty tools, tips, etc?
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Crank pulley tool, then again you have an M/T so it shouldn't be too difficult. Check timing marks, again.. and again..
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How important is it to lock the cams? There are all sorts of specialty tools suggested to keep the cams aligned, but it seems like you'd need to remove the clamps in order to remove/install the timing belt.
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Locking the cams comes down to how good you are really, if the belt lines right up w/o any wrestling you shouldn't need the cam keepers, if you wrestle with it, and a cam turns, well, you can imagine..
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the bumper definatly makes it easier on the back, the radiator doesn't need to come out but gives you a lot more room, and is worth the 20 min.
So, I'm going to start installing the final parts tonight. My plan is to start the teardown after work and hopefully install the fresh parts after work tomorrow. Any other experience/tips etc. would be greatly appreciated.

My question- How much should I worry about locking the cams? Will I be alright if I realign the timing marks, but not clamp the cams? I think I'm going to pull the radiator, as I could afford to flush the coolant anyway.

I also will be pulling the LCA's tonight so I can press out the old bushings at work tomorrow. Do I need any specialty tools for this?

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