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2003 Cadillac CTS V6-3.2L VIN N
Vehicle » Engine, Cooling and Exhaust » Engine » Timing Belt » Service and Repair » Timing Belt Replacement
Timing Belt Replacement
Tools Required
J 42069 Timing Belt Alignment Kit
J 42098 Crank Hub TORX©Socket
Removal Procedure
Notice: Failure to follow the described timing belt inspection and maintenance may result in a broken timing belt and cause
severe engine damage.
1. Visually inspect the timing belt for cracks and wear. If cracks or wear are present, do not reuse the belt.
2. Remove the timing belt cover. Refer to Timing Belt Cover Replacement.
3. Remove the crankshaft balancer. Refer to Crankshaft Balancer Replacement.
4. Rotate the crankshaft in the engine rotational direction, clockwise using the J 42098 until the #1 cylinder is at Top
Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke.
The reference marks on the camshaft gears should be aligned with the corresponding notches on the rear
timing belt cover, as well as the mark on the crankshaft sprocket and oil pump housing.
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5. Rotate the crankshaft counter clockwise using the J 42098 until 60 degrees Before Top Dead Center (BTDC).
The 60 degrees BTDC point can be identified by the index mark on the oil pump cover.
Important: Ensure the moveable lever is positioned toward the crankshaft.
6. Install the J 42069-10 to the crankshaft sprocket with the knurled bolt.
7. Rotate the crankshaft in the engine rotational direction, clockwise using the J 42098 until the lever of the J 42069-10
firmly contacts the water pump pulley flange.
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The #1 cylinder is at TDC at this point.
8. Secure the moveable lever of the tool to the water pump pulley flange.
Important: Ensure that the crankshaft is not 180 degrees off TDC.
The reference marks on the camshaft gears should be aligned with the corresponding notches on the rear timing belt
cover at this point. If they are not aligned, the engine is 180 degrees off.
9. Install the J 42069-1 and the J 42069-2 to the camshaft gears.
If the J 42069-1 or the J 42069-2 do not fit into the teeth of the camshaft gears, it may be necessary to
loosen the upper idler pulley and turn the eccentric or camshaft gears until the tool can be inserted.
10. Loosen the timing belt tensioner nut.
11. Loosen the upper idler pulley bolt.
12. Remove the lower idler pulley bolt.
13. Remove the lower idler pulley and spacer.
14. Remove the J 42069-10 from the crankshaft sprocket.
Notice: After timing belt is removed, never turn camshaft and crankshaft independently. If turned, interference may occur
among pistons and valves, and parts related to pistons and valves may be damaged.
Important: Do not remove J 42069-1 and the J 42069-2 while the belt is removed.
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15. Remove the timing belt.
Installation and Initial Adjustment Procedure
Notice: When installing a new or used timing belt, the directional arrows on the timing belt must be matched with the
rotation of the crankshaft. If this precaution is not observed, excessive wear and timing belt failure may occur.
Important:
Guide marks are printed on the timing belt to aid in installation. If these marks are not identifiable, install a new belt.
Arrows are printed on the timing belt indicating the required direction of travel. When installing the timing belt, ensure
the arrows are traveling in engine rotational direction, clockwise.
Install the timing belt with the engine at room temperature.
Do not crimp or bind the timing belt when handling or installing.
1. Inspect the timing belt. Refer to Timing Belt Inspection.
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2. Start at the crankshaft sprocket by aligning the double dash TDC mark on the timing belt with the marks on the oil
pump housing and on the crankshaft sprocket.
3. Wedge the J 42069-30 between the oil pump housing and timing belt in order to prevent the belt teeth from jumping
the crankshaft sprocket teeth.
4. Route the timing belt through the timing belt tensioner (2).
5. Slip the timing belt through camshaft gears 1 and 2 simultaneously (3), ensuring the dash marks on the timing belt
align with the marks on the camshaft gears and the notches on the rear timing belt cover.
6. Route the timing belt through the upper idler pulley (4).
7. Slip the timing belt through camshaft gears 3 and 4 simultaneously (6), ensuring the dash marks on the timing belt
align with the marks on the camshaft gears and the notches on the rear timing belt cover.
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8. Using the J 42098 rotate the crankshaft counter clockwise to 3 degrees BTDC, allowing the timing belt to slide on
the J 42069-30.
9. Install the lower idler pulley and spacer with the timing belt.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that
application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are
identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint
surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener.
Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and
systems.
10. Install the lower idler pulley bolt. Tighten the lower idler pulley bolt to 40 Nm (30 lb ft).
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11. Turn the crankshaft back to TDC, using the J 42098.
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12. Apply tension to the timing belt, at the upper idler pulley by turning the high point of the eccentric to approximately
the 9 o'clock position. Tighten the idler pulley locking bolt, while holding the eccentric with the J 42069-40, until snug.
The idler pulley bolt will be tightened to specifications after all final adjustments are made.
13. Set the initial timing belt tension:
13.1 Rotate the tensioner eccentric counter clockwise to full stop, turn the eccentric back until the reference mark is 1
mm (0.03 in) over the flange.
13.2 Tighten the timing belt tensioner locking nut until snug.
The locking nut will be tightened to specifications after all final adjustments are made.
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14. Inspect the alignment marks on the timing belt to ensure that they are aligned with the appropriate reference points
on the camshaft gears, the rear timing belt cover and on the oil pump housing.
15. Remove the J 42069-30, the J 42069-1 and the J 42069-2 locking tools from the engine.
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16. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise 2 revolutions using the J 42098 until the #1 cylinder is 60 degrees BTDC.
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17. Install the J 42069-10 to the crankshaft sprocket with the knurled bolt.
18. Rotate the crankshaft in the engine rotational direction, clockwise using the J 42098 until the lever of the J 42069-10
firmly contacts the water pump pulley flange.
19. Secure the moveable lever of the tool to the water pump pulley flange.
Important: The alignment marks on the timing belt will no longer align with the marks on the camshaft gears after one or
more engine revolutions.
20. Inspect the alignment of the reference marks on the camshaft gears with the notches on the rear timing belt cover,
as well as the mark on the crankshaft sprocket and oil pump housing.
Important: The reference marks on both sets of the camshaft gears must match exactly with the marks on the J 42069-20
checking gauge.
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21. Use the J 42069-20 to inspect the alignment of the camshaft gears 3 and 4.
22. Use the J 42069-20 to inspect the alignment of the camshaft gears 1 and 2.
23. If timing belt adjustment IS REQUIRED, refer to Timing Belt Timing Adjustment, See: Service and Repair\Overhaul
\Repair Instructions\92. Timing Belt Timing Adjustment
24. If timing belt adjustment IS NOT REQUIRED, set the final timing belt tension:
24.1 Loosen the timing belt eccentric locking nut.
24.2 Turn the eccentric counter clockwise to full stop, then back to the following specification:
NEW BELT
until the reference mark is 3-4 mm (0.118-0.157 in) (a) above the datum line.
USED BELT
until the reference mark is aligned with the datum line.
Tighten the timing belt tensioner eccentric locking nut to 20 Nm (15 lb ft).
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25. Hold the upper idler pulley eccentric in place with the J 42069-40. Tighten the upper idler pulley bolt to 40 Nm (30 lb
ft).
26. Remove the J 42069-20 from the camshaft gears.
27. Remove the J 42069-10 from the engine.
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28. For final inspection rotate the crankshaft in the engine rotational direction, clockwise 2 revolutions using the J 42098
until reaching 60 degrees BTDC.
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29. Install the J 42069-10 to the crankshaft sprocket.
30. Rotate the crankshaft in the engine rotational direction, clockwise using the J 42098 until the lever of the J 42069-10
firmly contacts the water pump pulley flange.
31. Secure the moveable lever of the tool to the water pump pulley flange.
Important: The alignment marks on the timing belt will no longer align with the marks on the camshaft gears after one or
more engine revolutions.
32. Inspect the alignment of the reference marks on the camshaft gears with the notches on the rear timing belt cover,
as well as the mark on the crankshaft sprocket and oil pump housing.
33. Use the J 42069-20 to inspect the alignment of the camshaft gears 3 and 4.
34. Use the J 42069-20 to inspect the alignment of the camshaft gears 1 and 2.
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35. If the reference marks on the camshaft gears do not match exactly, timing belt adjustment IS REQUIRED.
Refer to. Timing Belt Timing Adjustment, See: Service and Repair\Overhaul\Repair Instructions\92. Timing
Belt Timing Adjustment
36. If the reference marks match exactly, further timing belt adjustment IS NOT necessary.
Continue with reassembly of the engine.
37. Remove the J 42069-10 and the J 42069-20.
38. Install the crankshaft balancer. Refer to Crankshaft Balancer Replacement.
39. Install the timing belt cover. Refer to Timing Belt Cover Replacement.
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