Takes an hour or so. I pulled the Radiator to get better access to to timing notches. You need a harmonic balancer puller that you can rent from autozone, napa, etc. Also would be good to change the tensioner while youre in there. Make sure all the alignment marks line up before you go putting it all back together.Toop96 said:I'd like to know this too, and also does my 96 Trooper 3.2 V-6 have a belt or a chain? My Chilton manual is useless here. I have 106K and I suspect I'm on borrowed time :lol: as well.
Well last week it took an hour for me to put a new water pump gasket on. I have had to put two new heads on mine. So I guess im just very familar with what needs to be done.Zillon said:Takes an hour? Man... I'd like to know what you're on! :shock:
It's going to take you at least 2 days in real time, with breaks to keep you from throwing big monkey-wrenches at your truck in various bouts of confusion and aggrivation when things won't, don't, and can't seem to line up right.
However, it is a thousand-dollar job to get it done by a mechanic, so I'd suggest doing it yourself if you feel you are able to undertake the task.
I would take care of the water pump and belt tensioner while you're in there as well.
I just did the timing belt on my 1999 Rodeo last weekend. It's an all day job or more if it's your first time. Here's what I did.RoDayo said:How hard is the timing belt to replace in a 99 Rodeo with the 3.2 V-6 ? I have 110,000 miles on mine and I think I am driving on borrowed time! Thanks, Cliff