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Old 10 Nov 2009, 02:01 pm
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Hi all. I have a '02 base model with no mods. I am about to change out the timin belt as I have 90K miles. Here's my questions:

I was planning on changing T-belt, T-belt idler, and T-belt tensioner as well. I came across this kit of PartGeek.com

02 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser T-Belt Tensioner Kit - Engine Mechanical - OES Genuine - PartsGeek

Does anyone have any experience with this? Its going to cost me an extra 100bucks. Whats the benefit?
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 02:36 pm
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Default Re: Timing belt changeout questions!!!

Your buying a new timing belt cover which isn't really necessary. The old one can be modified just a bit to go over the new (changed in 03) tensioner. I had asked my mechanic about the new cover before doing the job and he said not to bother.

P.S. You might also want to change the water pump while doing the timing belt. They do wear out and it takes the same amount of time to take everything off as the timing belt does so might as well do it while you have every thing off.

The serpentine and alternator belt (while they can be changed separately) also has 90K on them...while your doing the rest.
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Old 12 Nov 2009, 05:03 pm
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Default Re: Timing belt changeout questions!!!

Guys( I did ask this before) is 90K the number where is should be changed... (owners manual says 2 things-one 90K other 105K) again thanksMJB
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Old 12 Nov 2009, 05:32 pm
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Don't think there's an exact number but we've been telling everyone that it should be changed around/before 100K to be safe.
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Old 12 Nov 2009, 05:35 pm
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Default Re: Timing belt changeout questions!!!

well im getting into that area as well what about the oil pump????? is it a good idea or just a added expense
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Default Re: Timing belt changeout questions!!!

There's only one person that I've ever read about on this forum that recommends the changing of the oil pump. Got to admit that I didn't think about having mine changed when I did the belt but took all the other recommendations on the water pump, serpentine and alternator belt and tensioner.
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Default Re: Timing belt changeout questions!!!

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There's only one person that I've ever read about on this forum that recommends the changing of the oil pump. Got to admit that I didn't think about having mine changed when I did the belt but took all the other recommendations on the water pump, serpentine and alternator belt and tensioner.
After reading numerous timing belt threads, I have not seen any different advice for new models like my 08. Is the tensioner coming from the factory still of poor quality? Or is there a year it was finally upgraded?
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Old 12 Nov 2009, 07:32 pm
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It was upgraded in 2003.
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