How ToHow To Change A Timing Belt In Your Car jr69 6 years ago 24 Comments Facebook Prev Article Next Article Emmy Award Winning mechanic Scotty Kilmer shares his 42 years of repair experience in his video illustrating how to replace an engine timing belt. Visit www.scottykilmer.com for answers to all your car questions. 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He wanted to do the timing belt job “right”, lol. Need a new motor. I won’t be able to find one for a 86 Chevy Nova, lo leoncambero October 27, 2012 Check out my HOnda video having a lot of proble scottykilmer October 28, 2012 you turn it back from the way it moved. If it moved clockwise, you would turn it counter clockwise to line back up IAMBRIANJOHANSON October 28, 2012 ive read that you should only turn clockwise blah blah blah you should only turn counterclockwise. everyones opinion gets confusing. but i trust your word more than anyones lol IAMBRIANJOHANSON October 28, 2012 does it matter if its clockwise or counterclockwise? scottykilmer October 28, 2012 then you turn it back to the marked position, that’s why you paint it. IAMBRIANJOHANSON October 28, 2012 what do you do it you accidently spin the crank or cam cog(even when there marked with white paint)? scottykilmer October 28, 2012 Tell him to fix the job he did poorly, or take it somewhere else if he can’t figure it out and let him foot the bill. give him one chance to make it right, but that’s it. medini2 October 28, 2012 oh…and, thank you for your help, lol. i sure wished, though, i had tried to do the water pump and timing belt myself now. might have take me a week, but, i could have tried. medini2 October 28, 2012 You need to do a vid called timing job gone bad::) Surely he didn’t touch the injector wiring to put on a water pump/timing belt! I also heard a low pitch whine that sounded like coming from underneath the car….the oil pump, maybe? it started….went for about 15sec, then stopped, and i got home before it overheated. oil and grit all the way up the threads of the spark plugs now. I suspect engine damage, too.What do i tell this guy to do? scottykilmer October 28, 2012 if you have timing wrong, gas can be pouring into the engine and diluting the oil. that or the injector wiring is messed up and they are just pouring gas into the engine now medini2 October 28, 2012 after the timing job…i said the oil level went UP ….by about a quart or more…and, now it is back DOWN….but, i just lifted the oil cap, and, smelled it. Smells like GASOLINE. Now….what could changing a timing belt /water pump could have cause THAT? scottykilmer October 28, 2012 engine has damage inside if it taps and runs rough, often worn bearings do that. medini2 October 28, 2012 hmm. the oil level went UP strangely….and, then down to about the full mark …strangely. i am really upset with this mechanic. he swore he tightened down all the hoses, etc. I put a lot of money into this little car, radiator, thermostat, fuel filter, which i did myself to save money. Only to have this mechanic screw up a timing/water pump job, and, didn’t tighten the water hose, have it pop off and overheat. .it ran great before this crap happened. Completely fubar medini2 October 28, 2012 oh…the chevy nova 86 now has a LOUD tapping noise and runs rugged/rough while in idle. i turned the engine OFF. the oil level went down. scottykilmer October 28, 2012 depends what they charge where you live. Last one I did was about 450 bucks scottykilmer October 28, 2012 Oil level that goes up strangely is almost always a blown head gasket, water gets on the bottom and makes the oil float higher. Bet it’s that. stringX90 October 28, 2012 How do you reach all those bolts for the bottom cover that were behind the wall of the wheel well?? chris000089 October 28, 2012 Scotty, how much should it cost for a 2005 Acura TL timing belt and water pump? medini2 October 28, 2012 I was just driving to the parts store..and the chevy nova started overheating. pulled over…the lower heater hose was completely disconnected. lost all my fluid. the mechanic who did the timing belt water pump job told me he tightened down all the hoses. AND, the oil level has GONE UP…looks like over a quart high. didn’t smell any gas…wasn’t cloudy. But, i put the hose on, filled up w/ water…noticed some bubbling…..and, it drove like CRAP on the way home. medini2 October 28, 2012 told him about it…. but, NOW the car appears to have stopped the “leaping”. it cranks ok idles ok. and the guy swore he set the timing “perfect”. the old belt was cracked all the way around. i hope this means the car sorted itself out somehow. maybe this is my magical car. NOW the toyota camry has a worse problem…stuck thermostat, oil leaks, AND no heat. scottykilmer October 28, 2012 I would assume he messed up the timing belt job, if timing is off, it will do exactly that. Take it back WRS493 October 28, 2012 Hi Scotty, any chance any day soon you could do a video on how to change a timing chain? Alot of Holdens here that have timing chains seem to stretch and they use the same motor as an 04 model Cadillac CTS V6 3.6. Cheers mate huge fan of the channel. medini2 October 28, 2012 Scotty…i just put a new radiator and thermostat in my 86 chevy nova ..only to find out the water pump started leaking like a sieve. So, I paid someone to put a timing belt and new water pump. but, i noticed that the thing acts like it won’t crank a couple times since i got it back (only a few hours ago). And,…it sorta rides like it is trying to “leap forward”….i don’t know. it seems different somehow. i’ll chang the plugs to ngk in the am…see if that makes a diff. any ideas?.