Home Auto Repair How to Install the Timing Belt on a 1992 Toyota Camry

How to Install the Timing Belt on a 1992 Toyota Camry


The 1992 Toyota Camry uses a 2.2 liter, 4-cylinder engine, which is a freewheeling engine. If the belt stretches beyond its useful life, the valves most likely will not hit the pistons and cause extreme engine damage, but the engine will not run. The manufacturer recommends changing the timing belt every 60,000 miles to avoid inconvenience. It takes about 3 1/2 hours to change the belt.

Tools Used: Tools, Set of wrenches, Floor jack, Jack stands, Set of sockets, Lug wrench, 6-inch 2-by-4-inch block of wood, Spark plug socket, Long screwdriver, Pulley puller

Install Timing Belt

Disconnect the battery ground cable. Lay it aside, but do not allow it to touch metal. Raise the Camry with the floor jack and support it with the jack stands. Remove the coolant reservoir tank using the appropriate wrench. Remove the accessory drive belt by loosening the pivot, lock bolt and adjusting bolt to relieve the tension on the belt. Lift the belt off the pulleys.

Remove the alternator by unplugging the wiring harness from the back of the alternator and removing the bolts holding the alternator on the block. Remove the alternator bracket. Remove the right wheel using the lug wrench. Remove the right front fender shield using the appropriate socket.

Place the block of wood on the floor jack. Push the jack under the oil pan and jack it up so it just touches the bottom of the oil pan, thus supporting the engine. Remove the right engine mounting bracket and the torque rod using the appropriate sockets. Remove the upper timing cover using the appropriate socket.