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2002 Mazda Protege LX Timing Belt Removal and Installation

2002 Mazda Protege LX



1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove Crankshaft Position (CKP) and Camshaft Position (CMP) sensors from front of engine (if equipped). See Fig. 1 . Remove spark plugs.

2. Remove accessory drive belts. Leaving hoses attached, remove power steering pump and position aside. Remove the water pump pulley. See Fig. 2 . Rotate crankshaft so No. 1 cylinder is on TDC of compression stroke.

3. Using Coupling Flange Holder (49 S120 710) and Adapter (49 E011 1A1), or equivalent, hold the crankshaft and remove crankshaft pulley bolt. See Fig. 3 . Remove crankshaft pulley and guide plate (large washer). ....


1. Ensure all timing marks are aligned. See Fig. 10 .

2. Install timing belt around crankshaft sprocket, water pump sprocket, idler pulley, and camshaft sprockets. Ensure slack does not exist on idler pulley side of timing belt.

3. Complete timing belt installation on slack (tensioner) side. With tensioner spring removed, allow tensioner to ride against timing belt. Turn crankshaft 2 revolutions in normal direction of rotation (clockwise). Ensure camshaft and crankshaft timing marks are still correctly aligned. See Fig. 5 . If not correctly aligned, timing belt will have to be removed and repositioned. Download File PDF

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