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tamarack
01-12-2006, 05:38 PM
Hello all.

I am having to change the water pump on my Sammi. I have the original 1.3l engine.

The original belt is not broken and the motor runs good. I just figured that seeing I have to open her up to change a weepy water pump I would change the belt at the same time. No point putting a belt with 90k miles on it back in...

My question is reguarding the removal (and replacement) of the timing belt.

When I remove the water pump, do I need to pull the cover and back off the adjusters as long as I keep the top and bottom gears from moving?

I have done timing belts on other import motors (Subaru mostly)
The Zuki is the first one I have done where the book says to slack off the valves to change the belt...

I hope someone can give me a clue...

Thanks
Tam

Sally
01-12-2006, 07:49 PM
After you remove the cover there is 1 stud that needs to be loosened with a 10mm wrench. There is usually a spring that attaches to the adjuster actuater which is removed easily. Then loosen the tensioner pulley with a 12mm socket and it will all loosen up. Then simply slide the belt off.
install in reverse order.

Billjohn
01-12-2006, 07:53 PM
When I remove the water pump, do I need to pull the cover and back off the adjuster as long as I keep the top and bottom gears from moving?Thanks
Tam

Zactly!
No real reason to make it harder. I would mark the pulleys just in case...:???:

tamarack
01-15-2006, 09:02 PM
Thanks.
Went off without a hitch.
Got the new water pump in and replaced the belt.
Was a lot easer than on the Subaru DOHC ;-)

Thanks again
Tamarack

Itsmejoe231
01-15-2006, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the update. Most people ask questions and dont come back and give updates. bigok

Sally
01-15-2006, 11:12 PM
Thanks.
Went off without a hitch.
Got the new water pump in and replaced the belt.
Was a lot easer than on the Subaru DOHC ;-)

Thanks again
Tamarack
good job and have you ever tried setting this suzuki engine's timing
it was a pia also
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/D2theJ/new009.jpg

tamarack
01-16-2006, 09:14 AM
That looks like fun...

I bet it has a bit more power than my stock 1.3L ;-)

Tam

madzukr
01-16-2006, 09:30 AM
hope you checked the torqe and condition of the lower timing gear and keyway.
i've seen several of the come loose and cause major headaches.

tamarack
01-16-2006, 10:07 AM
Everything seems good, to the best of my ability to tell.
The motor only has 88k miles on it and was running well.
Just had a leak in the waterpump...

Thanks
Tam