How To: Replace the Timing Chain in a 1990-1996 Nissan Pick-Upwith a 4 Cylinder Fuel Injected Engine Page 2 of 4
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Drain the engine coolant in to a clean container by removing
the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator (see image).
Next, remove the three bolts on the front of the power steering pump.
Remove the remaining bolt on the back of the pump, pull the pump
away from its mounting bracket and set it aside.
Note: it is not necessary to remove the power steering hoses, the
way they are routed makes it easy to set the pump aside without
disconnecting the hoses and loosing the power steering fluid.
Remove the bolts that secure the power steering pump bracket to the
cylinder head as shown on the picture.
Remove the retaining nuts on the opposite side. (See image)
Remove the bolt for the bracket on the driver's side near the distributor.
Unhook the radiator hose from the water outlet.
Remove the upper alternator bracket attached to the timing cover as
shown on the picture.
Remove the bolts that secure the valve cover in place, remove the
valve cover from the truck.
Turn the engine clockwise using a socket and a ratchet, align the TDC
timing mark on the harmonic balancer, make sure that the mark on the
camshaft is in TDC otherwise the engine will be 180 degrees off.
(See picture on next page)
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