Hi.I recommend that you replace the tensioners & idler pulleys at the same time while doing the cambelt job. Pricey but should do it if you haven't replace them in the past 4 years. You will also need to "rent" the tools from JAE to do the cambelt job if you don't have it.
This Topic is about V8s, Mike.Hi.
What sort of special tools are we talking about?
Whew!This Topic is about V8s, Mike.
For the 4-cyl, all you need is a grinder (to make your present tools fit), maybe a hacksaw (EG, for the Allen bolt on your vacuum pump)
Oh yeah, you either need a timing belt tensioning tool, or alternately, a smartphone app for measuring it's tension by the frequency method.
Is your car a V8 or four banger?If my car was changed 6 years ago with the Gates belts and only had 3k miles driven since then, should I bother changing them IF they get a clean inspection and are within spec for slack?
I used Speedy Spectrum (Android)...What's the app called?