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Old 04-17-2013, 06:37 AM
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Default 02 Xterra Camshaft Belt Replacement?

My 02 Xterra 4wd 3.3L V-6 engine is over 120,000 miles...I have the new belt and tensioner pulley in transit...

What I need to know is if there are any special tools I need to replace this belt...

Once I start pulling the radiator out I'll be without transportation...

So...What all special tools or supplies do I need to have on hand???

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When I do a timing belt on these engines, in addition to the timing belt and tensioner, I also replace the water pump and thermostat, front cam seals and front crank seal and drive belts. While the front seals and water pump may be okay now, you have to ask yourself,"Will they last another 105,000 miles or will I need to tear apart the front of the engine, again, to replace these items before the timing belt is due again?" I prefer to do it once and be done with it.
As far as tools, you will need an allen key to turn the tensioner (I think it's 5mm or 5.5mm). You will need to get the crank pulley off. This is easiest done with an impact gun that is capable of fitting in that area, or you will need some way of holding the crank in place. If you are replacing the cam seals, you will need a cam gear holder tool to hold the gear in place while you remove and install the cam gear bolts. You'll also need a seal puller. As timing belt jobs go, it's not too bad. You'll see a lot of 8, 10, 12 and 14mm bolts/nuts.
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