Download Removal 1. Release fuel pressure. See FUEL PRESSURE RELEASE under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain coolant from radiator and cylinder block. Remove radiator shroud and fan. Remove accessory drive belts. Remove spark plugs. 2. Remove distributor cap. Set cylinder No. 1 at TDC of compression stroke (rotate crankshaft until marks on crankshaft pulley and front cover align, and distributor rotor points to spark plug wire No. 1 on cap). Remove distributor. Remove power steering pump, idler pulley and power steering pump brackets. 3. Remove A/C compressor idler pulley (if equipped). Remove crankshaft pulley. Remove oil pump and oil pump drive spindle from right side of front cover. Remove oil pan. See OIL PAN under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Remove front cover. 4. Remove chain tensioner, chain guides, timing chain and sprocket. Remove oil thrower, oil pump drive gear and crankshaft sprocket. Inspection Check chain roller links. Replace chain if roller links are cracked or worn.