1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise until No. 1 cylinder is at TDC of compression stroke. Remove splash shield. Remove power steering pump, leaving hoses attached. Remove A/C belt idler pulley bracket and belt. Remove alternator belt. Remove power steering pump bracket. 2. Remove cruise control actuator (if equipped). Remove power steering reservoir bracket. Remove engine mount nuts. Loosen engine mount bolt. Pivot side engine mount cushion aside.
3. Remove valve cover. Remove upper timing belt cover. Remove crankshaft pulley. Loosen timing belt tension adjuster bolt 180 degrees. Push tensioner to release belt tension. Retighten tension adjuster bolt. Disengage timing belt from pulleys. See Fig. 1 , Fig. 3 or Fig. 4 . Installation (1980-95) 1. Ensure No. 1 cylinder is at TDC of compression stroke. Install timing belt onto crankshaft pulley, tension adjuster pulley, water pump pulley, and camshaft sprocket. DO NOT bend or twist belt excessively. Ensure crankshaft pulley timing mark aligns with pointer on lower timing belt cover. See Fig. 2 , Fig. 5 , Fig. 6 , Fig. 7 or Fig. 8 . 2. Adjust timing belt tension. See TIMING BELT ADJUSTMENT . Before installing valve cover gasket, apply non-hardening sealant to rounded surfaces of front and rear camshaft caps. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Adjust drive belts to proper tension. Fig. 5: Aligning Timing Marks (1984-87)Related Entry : How to remove serpentine belt on 2008 Sorento,