1994 Geo Prizm Q&A

1994 Geo Prizm Question: Change timing belt

I have a toothless timing belt on my Prizm. I got a new one and I was wondering how to replace the old one? I know a good bit about engines but this is one thing I have never dealt with. Anything would be helpful. Thanks! -
Answer 1
This is an interference engine. If the engine lost timing due to timing belt failure, there is a big possibility for valve damage. In this case the cylinder head has to come off and valves replaced / inspected. You can find great repair manuals with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, parts locations and other important information here: http://www.eautorepair.net/Marketing/Default.asp?VID=125669 Zee -
Answer 2
Toyota hasn't made an "interference" motor in years- the 4A-FE definitely isn't. -Here's a link to Autozone's Vehicle Repair Guide for a '93 (My car is a '94 Prizm with the 1.6 as well, and that's what I have listed, and what it's supposed to be referencing... Don't know why it's not pulling up the right year, but should be the same DOHC from '93 to '94 ) Have fun and Good Luck! http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0900c15280047dfa -
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