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1994 Geo Prizm Question: Change timing belt



Visitor, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Ankeny, IA, November 17, 2010, 01:57

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!

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  • Answer #1

    November 17, 2010, 07:53

    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


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  • Answer #2

    April 16, 2014, 20:13

    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!

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