I can't believe the crap you guys go through at your dealers. Locations of things you may or may not need to touch: Adjusting nut for distributor is at the base of the distributor to the right if you were looking in from in front of the hood driver's side. My '01 Maxima as only 55,000 Km 30,000 miles , but is 8 years old, so does this mean that it's timing belt needs to be replaced too. Make sure everthing is nice and clean before reinstalling. Turn off the engine and remove the timing light.
When I got mine apart, I saw the guide on the right no longer had any plastic liner left, it was all on the baffle or in the oil pan in pieces. And is the second shop charging too much?? Maybe put it on backwards? I had gone in there several times for a rattle. It should take a decent mechanic the better half of a day to do this. I also read somewhere there is a way to turn off the computer controlled timing, set the timing manually, then turn the computer control back on. Check for leaks from the cams seals or the coolant plug on the 3. I have a 2000 nissan altima and I am having a timing chain problem.
Open the hood to work on your engine. Mar 29, 2010 some times they just wont line up, but if you can get it lined up all the better,, the car must have been running ok or you would have picked it up sooner if the cam timing is out by much the car would lack power,, put a new belt on dont go using the old one again it may just snap on you? Anyways about a month ago I left work one day and noticed a huge oil leak under the car. I don't want to have to redo this anytime soon. You may need to figure a way on your own. Impropper installation of the tension.
My gut feeling is that the seal replacement may actually take that much by the flat rate book. If your cam seal isn't leaking or your waterpump, leave it. You must turn the engine by hand with a socket or spanner on the bottom pulley until the mark on it is lined up with the marker on the casing that surrounds it. They did take care of it though and it's been fine for 20+K miles. Start the car and shift into neutral making sure the parking brake is set. It's labeled, so you can't goof! The smaller bolt treads I believe were 6mmx1. Also there is the crank seal.
The yard owner said the previous pathfinder owner had replaced the timing belt but couldn't start it. So some 12 years later and with a wife and a 9 month old son and some 5 years of working on friends and familys cars I bought my 98 pathfinder i fell in love with it as soon as i saw it however to the point of the thread it needs to have the water pump replaced. I didn't take it to Nissan because everytime I go in there they just blow me off. Tighten the distributor and test the timing again to verify the distributor didn't move when tightened. Use a wrench to loosen the distributor mounting bolts, adjusting them slowly until the timing arrows lines up with the center line on the timing light. I have a gravel and dirt driveway.
Apr 14, 2010 Click on the following free direct Link. When I pulled the water pump I saw what looked like a crack in the water jacket. I bought a 95 pathfinder from a junk yard that looks great inside and out. Let the engine idle normally for one minute then rev the engine three times for 1 second each. The car has 224k miles on it and since I have had it I have had to replace oil leaks, cv joints, and now this. Drain the radiator and detach the radiator hose. I had a few distractions.
For the amount of hassle required to replace the seal it is worth the couple hundred bucks for the new pump. It started making quite a bit of racket, and upon dropping the oil pan, I discovered quite a few pieces of the lower chain guideplastic and 2 small pieces of the metal as well. The replacement guide is of a different design and made out of steel instead of plastic. Mine barely makes a sputter anymore. What to do: Warm engine until the temp guage is halfway normal operating temperature. The hardest part is getting up and down, a lift would have made life alot easier. What a gigantic pain that would be.
That happened to me, too. Even looked and felt all around the exterior of the engine, and still no dice. This is what the timing belt tensioner position should look like once is has been properly set up. Exit your car and place wooden or metal wheel chocks under the front and back of your two front tires. It's also a good idea to change the upper coolant hose while you're in there.
Also, the marks only line up every. Enter your vehicle, put the transmission in neutral and engage the emergency brake. Remove the power and ground leads of the timing light and then the inductive pickup from the spark wire. My first thought was cracked head but why did it overheat? Document it well I would be interested in following your progress. One thing after another at my house.