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Does anyone know if you have to remove the water pump to replace the timming belt on a 3.4L v6? Someone at work asked me and I thought it might be quicker to post than to look it up.

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you dont have to but its a good idea to replace the pump while you have it all apart
 

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RJ is right. The timing belt turns the water pump. It definitely does not -need- to be removed but if you're all of the way in there, why not just replace it? I think it's a $30 part.
 

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BigBadBob0 said:
RJ is right. The timing belt turns the water pump. It definitely does not -need- to be removed but if you're all of the way in there, why not just replace it? I think it's a $30 part.
I think i am going to reaplce the timming belt next weekend. Any advice other than replacing the water pump? Am I going to need any special tools?

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CMB1998 said:
I think i am going to reaplce the timming belt next weekend. Any advice other than replacing the water pump? Am I going to need any special tools?

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Chris

yes, it helps alot to have the right tools
check out mikes writeup
http://www.toy4x4.net/timing_belt/index.htm
 

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You need a torque wrench good to something like 220lb*ft. And check out Mike's page. The SST for the timing belt tensioner is really nice. If you don't have it you have to take off the AC compressor to remove the tensioner to compress it with a press to insert a pin. All the while that fancy little SST let's you compress it on the truck. That big huge tool that Mike has to hold the crank pulley still while pushing 220lb*ft to the crank pulley bolt is also very helpful. Also make sure you know your right from your left. You'll see what I mean :)
 
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