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Old 06 Nov 2003, 01:07 pm
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Default Timing belt replacement?

Have any of you replaced the engine timing belt? I think the reccomendation is replacement at 80k,but like to stay well ahead of reccomended intervals, and was planning on doing it at about 50K. I'm just curious as to how big of a job it is. I'm also looking to buy a new set of plug wires. The 'usual' places don't carry them in stock. I got a check engine light last week which turned out to be a #3 cylinder misfire. I put in new plugs and checked the resistance on the wires. They all checked, but I'd still like to replace them. Thanks![8)]
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Old 06 Nov 2003, 03:44 pm
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Replacing the timing belt is a big job for the average mechanic. My manual says 90K.

This is a job that should be done by a certified mechanic at a reputeable shop (preferably your dealer).

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Old 11 Nov 2003, 11:01 pm
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What GT Steve said..... you have to remove a motor mount,jack up the motor,and work in very confined space ! Check out your manuals if you own them ,there's a lot to remove /do just to get to the belt .
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Old 12 Nov 2003, 03:30 pm
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mojogator: Save your money on the belt. Do you really think you'll be owning the car at 90K?

If you want to spend some money, do so on some aftermarket styling. When something breaks (or reaches its useful life) then fix it. Chrysler engineers went through a lot of testing to determine the timing belt should last atleast 90,000 miles.

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