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2014 Cruze diesel timing belt change

Discussion in 'Mechanic's Corner' started by Black02Silverado, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. Black02Silverado

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    Well, the "Change Timing Belt" message popped up on my Cruze once I hit 100k. So with 102k miles I got it changed. There is a really good video on Youtube that really helped. I was able to change it out with the help of a friend in just under 3hrs. Once I got the belt off and was able to bend it backwards, there was hardly any cracking in it at all.

    While it was up on the Quickjack I also changed out the transmission fluid. I did 2 drain and fills. It takes 3qts at a shot so I changed out 7qts. It has had AMSOIL in it since 10k miles so this was a nice refresh. Also it runs at 220°F, so that hot in a transmission I like to keep the fluid fresh at least every 45 to 50k miles.

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    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    I need to do this on my Toyota Sienna. Your setup looks a bit easier to get to
     
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    It wasn't bad at all. Once the mount was out of the way there was plenty of room. The water pump was super easy. Having a friend really helped with keeping the belt in place as I ran it around the other gears. No sweat next time for sure.
     
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    Shaggy You like in the what?? Staff Member

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    You have a Cruze Diesel?? Need to see more of this!
     
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