Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content


Cambelt adjustment tool


Recommended Posts

Hi all,

I understand that a specific tool is required to adjust the belt when changing - would anybody have one that I can rent?

Thanks

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Hi Daniel and welcome to the LOC.

I’m not aware of any special tool required, ensure all the timing marks are aligned, fit the belt then pull the auto tensioner lock pin. Turn the engine over by hand then recheck timing marks again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


10 minutes ago, Westy77 said:

.maybe he just doesn’t fancy the job

it is a time consuming job for sure but other competent mechanics do it without a murmur ......  it's often best to have someone do it with some experience of a similar belt change ..  pulleys and waterpump etc ......... I've read somewhere on here that Lexus itself offers cut-price servicing and jobs like this for " golden oldies " like ours :unsure:

I've just left it all to my indy on the rare occasions that it's ever needed doing ....  100k miles / 10 years ....... whatever is sooner

Good luck 

AND Welcome to the LOC

Malc

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No problem, many mechanics ask for cam locking tools but they aren’t absolutely necessary. As long as the cams and crank markings are all aligned and remain aligned when the engine is rotated by hand all will be good.

The only thing to make sure is done correctly is if the camshaft oil seals are replaced, the cam actuator bolts need very careful checking for correct torque.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I've done the job and the only special tool I needed was to hold the harmonic balancer (crankshaft pulley) steady whilst I undid the bolt in the middle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What is the cost these days at Lexus for a full job including water pump for old 430s?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...




Forums


News


Membership