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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Help needed

Hi everybody

Now this request isn't bike related,the thing is i bought a car for my 84 year old farther some years ago now,it's a Mazda 121 Bubble, 1300cc 16v fuel injected 1992.It was very very low milage and as he doesn't drive very far these days its worked out great,i check it over quite often and service it ever 3000 miles or so,Its perfect for him because its power steering automatic and has great air con and four doors for such a tiny car.So the thing is i can put my hand on most bike work shop manuals(for free)but not being a car tech(and only work on my own or the family's car as i don't really like working on cars anyway) i can't find a free pdf file or something similar as i wont to change the cam belt and rollers as its due.So before i take it off the road for the day(and leave him with out transport) to do this i just wanted a heads up on what i am going to have to strip to replace it.So any of you guys out there can put your fingers on a manual or even just the cam-belt replacement procedure would be appreciated,i know how to do this job,i just don't want to hit a snag i didn't know about which may put the car off the road needing a particular part or procedure Thanks for any help in advance:smile 

 

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Pic

of car

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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

Kcmc

Is this any help? The guy reckons the link covers everything apart from details on the auto transmission 

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preunit

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preunit says:

Or

maybe this?

121 Manual

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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

Or eBay

Item no 


300641169444

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paulderekjohnson

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Manual?

You don't need a manual,just some white paint and a small brush.

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Thanks for the replies,Stealth and Preunit

not been able to down load anything yet for FREE(Free being the operative word)don't want to buy one:upset:

Paul Derek johnson,i know how to fit one,are you talking about timing marks? i just use a piece of white chalk myself,but don't need that most of the time.So if you have fitted a cam-belt to this particular car i would be very interested in your step by step guidance and knowledge if its just a straight forward replacement, so i don't spend longer than need to.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

"some white paint, a small brush" and...

... voila!

Hope his helps. No? OK, I feel obliged to be constructive now. According to Wikipedia (yes, I know) the Mazda B-series engine was used in some Fords and Kias. Try searching for free manuals for those.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

cambelt

Never done a Mazda,last was a Vauxhall astra diesel and before that a Citroen.

Usually support front end on axle stands,

remove front offside wheel and any inner wing plastic sheilds,

some cambelt covers split so not to remove the crankshaft pulley,

any auxillery belts should be tippex in rotation direction,

rotate the engine until all timing marks on the toothed sprockets (like centre punch) line up with marks on the engine casing,(you may have to rotate more than once)

You can tippex these marks as well (chalk not really),

the crankshaft may be locked usually access into the flywheel,

you could check the belt tension before releasing the tensioner,

the tensioner (bearings) may need replacing or the water pump (sign of weeping) at this time but the car is 20 years old.

new belt tension should not be tight,

on the longest run i check that i can twist/turn the belt and see the full face of the teeth,

 

  

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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

Kcmc

The link I posted 1st offers a free download option. Takes 47 mins according to what I'm looking at but hey, start it off, chuck a cheeky shrimp on the barbie, crack open a stubbie then, when ur done, it should be too!...





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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi KCMC

Best I can find is the following

http//australia.trovil.com/cars/mazda-121-pictures

http//australia.trovil,com/cars/mazda-121-metro

Nothing as yet found giving you a free manual download, sorry, will keep looking.

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