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How To: 
Replace the Timing Chain in a 1990-1996 Nissan Pick-Up with a 4 Cylinder Fuel Injected Engine
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Drain engine coolant into a clean container by removing the drain plug on bottom of radiator
Drain the engine coolant in to a clean container by removing
the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator (see image).




Remove three bolts on the front of the power steering pump
Next, remove the three bolts on the front of the power steering pump.





Pull pump away from mounting bracket
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 bolts securing power steering pump bracket to cylinder head
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 bolt for bracket on driver side near the distributor
Remove the bolt for the bracket on the driver's side near the distributor.




Unhook radiator hose from water outlet
Unhook the radiator hose from the water outlet.




Remove upper alternator bracket attached to timing cover
Remove the upper alternator bracket attached to the timing cover as
shown on the picture.





Remove the bolts that secure the valve coverin place, remove the valve cover from the truck
Remove the bolts that secure the valve cover in place, remove the
valve cover from the truck.




Align TDC timing mark on harmonic balancer
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)