I am in the process of changing the timing belt in my 2005 Kia Sedona, 3.5L engine. I have done a lot of reading on this site and am hoping for some advice with my problem.
I have the old timing belt removed. When trying to put the new belt on, I can't seem to get enough tension around the right bank cam sprockets to allow me get the belt onto the tensioner pulley. As I am sure this must be a common problem, are there any tricks to this that anyone can share?
Also, I am able to keep the cam pulley's pretty secure but now and then they do jump. When they do I hear a ting sound, kind of like a child's bicycle bell. Is this causing any internal damage when this happens? Like possibly valve stems slamming into pistons?
I have read a few posts on here about a cam holding tool from autozone. I stopped by an autozone store and they don't sell it. I also looked online and they don't seem to sell them. Maybe if they used to, they are discontinued now.
Here is a pic of what I am using. This plastic block is meant for use in putting tension between a primary chain and sprocket on a motorcycle. But it does a decent job of holding the cam pulleys in place too. But now and then it does drop out and then they jump and I have to reposition them.
Can anyone recommend a better type of cam holder? Is something like this prefered?
Lisle LIS36880 Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) Lock Tool | Engine, Trans., and Driveline Tools
Thanks for any advice. Most of all I am hoping for tips to my first question as to how to get the belt on the right bank cams.