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1998 Toyota RAV4 Question: replace the timing belt on the 1998 rav 4

 

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kensal, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Saint Charles, IL, November 30, 2010, 13:37
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is it difficult to replace the timing belt on the 1998 rav 4, note - car does not have antilock brakes?

Also, is there a special sequence when putting on the belt??

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    mastertech6371 November 30, 2010, 13:43
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    REMOVAL

    DISCONNECT POWER STEERING (PS) RESERVOIR AND REMOVE RESERVOIR BRACKET.
    DISCONNECT WIRE HARNESS BRACKET FOR DLC1.
    REMOVE GENERATOR.
    REMOVE GENERATOR BRACKET.
    w/ ABS: REMOVE NO.3 ABS ACTUATOR BRACKET.
    REMOVE RH FRONT WHEEL.
    REMOVE RH ENGINE UNDER COVER.
    REMOVE PS PUMP DRIVE BELT.
    Loosen the bolt A.



    Using Special Service Tool (SST) and a deep socket wrench, loosen the bolt B. SST 09249 - 63010
    Remove the drive belt.



    SLIGHTLY JACK UP ENGINE. Attach the jack to the oil pan, and raise the engine enough to remove the weight from the engine mounting on the right side.
    REMOVE RH ENGINE MOUNTING INSULATOR.
    REMOVE SPARK PLUGS.
    REMOVE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY.



    Using SST (and bolt), remove the pulley bolt. SST 09213 - 54015 (91651 - 60855 for Type A), 09330 - 00021
    Bolt: Part No. 91121 - 40665 for Type B

    HINT:

    Either of 2 types of pulley may be used, each with its own bolt size, Type A and Type B.
    When using bolt Type B, a plate washer must be inserted between the bolt and SST.



    Using SST, remove the pulley. SST 09950 - 50010 (09951 - 05010, 09952 - 05010, 09953 - 05010, 09953 - 05020, 09954 - 05020 for Type A, 09954 - 05010 for Type B)
    REMOVE RH ENGINE MOUNTING BRACKET.



    Using SST, remove the 3 bolts and mounting bracket.
    SST 09249 - 63010




    REMOVE NO.2 TIMING BELT COVER.
    Disconnect the engine wire from the timing belt cover.
    Remove the 4 bolts and timing belt cover.
    TEMPORARILY INSTALL CRANKSHAFT PULLEY.
    Align the pulley set key with the key groove of the pulley, and slide on the pulley.
    Temporarily install the pulley bolt.



    SET NO.1 CYLINDER TO TOP DEAD CENTER (TDC) /COMPRESSION.
    Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with timing mark "0" of the No.1 timing belt cover.
    Check that the hole of the camshaft timing pulley is aligned with the timing mark of the bearing cap. If not, turn the crankshaft 1 revolution (360°).
    REMOVE TIMING BELT FROM CAMSHAFT TIMING PULLEY.



    HINT: (When re-using timing belt): Place matchmarks on the timing belt and camshaft timing pulley, and place matchmark on timing belt to match the end of the No.1 timing belt cover.




    Loosen the mounting bolt of the No.1 idler pulley and shift the pulley toward the left as far as it will go, and temporarily tighten it.
    Remove the timing belt from the camshaft timing pulley.
    REMOVE CAMSHAFT TIMING PULLEY.



    Using SST, remove the pulley bolt and timing pulley.
    SST 09249 - 63010, 09960 - 10010 (09962 - 01000, 09963 - 01000)

    REMOVE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY.
    HINT:
    (When re-using timing belt): Remove the pulley without turning it.

    REMOVE NO.1 TIMING BELT COVER.
    Disconnect the engine wire from the timing belt cover.



    Remove the 4 bolts and timing belt cover.
    REMOVE TIMING BELT GUIDE.



    REMOVE TIMING BELT.
    HINT:
    (When re-using timing belt): Draw a direction arrow on the timing belt (in the direction of engine revolution), and place matchmarks on the timing belt and crankshaft timing pulley.

    REMOVE NO.1 IDLER PULLEY AND TENSION SPRING.
    REMOVE NO.2 IDLER PULLEY.
    REMOVE CRANKSHAFT TIMING PULLEY.



    If the pulley cannot be removed by hand, use SST to remove the timing pulley.
    SST 09950 - 50010 (09951 - 05010, 09952 - 05010, 09953 - 05010, 09953 - 05020, 09954 - 05010)

    NOTICE: Do not scratch the angle sensor of the timing pulley.

    REMOVE OIL PUMP PULLEY.



    Using SST remove the nut and pulley.
    SST 09960 - 10010 (09962 - 01000, 09963 - 00600)



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    As you can see, it is very labor intensive and requires special tools. this is why we reccomend a shop perform these repairs.

    Roy

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    kensal, November 30, 2010, 14:33
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    oh my god, this is a major operation!!! A friend of mine led me to believe that he could take the belt off fairly easy and quickly with a special tool... Looks like he's wrong.

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