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Ok Im sure you saw the other topic "ding dong the escorts dead" well..the problem is the timing belt and now I need to know how to change it well actually how to get the damn plastic shroud off...any help would be great...
 

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Hey Stevie, Okay the timing belt cover is held on by by little screws. I think I used a nut driver to get mine off. The cover is actually in a three piece section. I didnt read the other post but if you actually broke your timing belt do realize your going to have to pull alot of stuff apart to re-time the gears to TDC. Changing a belt with the timing still right is a good job for a beginner, but honestly, I busted my timing belt last Dec. I´ve turbo´d my scort....and I think I´d take my belt to a shop again.

Basically you´re looking at taking apart the RF inside fender so you can get to the crank. You are going to have to get alot of stuff out of the way and stuff...its a sucky job.

g´luck
 

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I should mention by the way that my scort is a 95 lx..and when I took off the nuts and checked out the cover it wasnt split..any know whats up with that....Thanks for the help so far..
 

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I myself have a ´95 LX as well. My timing belt broke a while back and I had to replace it myself (everyone else was charging an arm and a leg to replace it). I just followed the Haynes manual TO THE LETTER and I got it fixed without any problems at all. Note that at the time all I could really do was change my oil and do some minor brake work, so I didn´t have too much experience at all.

Good luck man.
 

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Umm...I got my good old haynes manual (god bless this thing)..and Im following it..but I cant seem to get the bottom pulley off..and my shroud wont come off without removing it...any ideas how to get it off...
 

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Nevermind..I just beat the hell outta it...got everything changed and the car runs fine now...thanks everyone for the help...
 

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Ok now that I got the new timing belt on and all that shit..I now hear a really loud clicking in the higher rpm´s..I dont know if it would be a timing problem though because it doesnt do it any other time and there is nooo loss of power at all...
 

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whats probably happening, is the belt is loose enough that at high rpms that its slapping against the shroud or something. i think changing the timing belt is one of the eaisyest things to do on an lx.
 
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