need to change 1990 timing belt. 160,000miles. do i have to loosen or remove oil pan or anything that reqires professional only?

25

Asked by Feb 18, 2008 at 08:52 AM about the 1990 Buick Reatta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3800 engine

2 Answers

42,945

I don't believe you'll need to loosen the oil pan. However, this vehicle has a timing chain, not a timing belt. You'll want to get a Haynes manual or else pay a professional to do it, around here it would be in the $350 range for the whole job.

15

I did this on my 88. Replaced the chain, tensioner, crank and cam sensors (crank sensors are known to go bad on these engines) and of course the timing chain and sprokets. Oil pump while I was there, all new gaskets including intake, valve cover and oil pan gaskets. The front three oil pan bolts, harmonic balancer (36mm bolt) and timing cover need to come off to do this job. Not too bad if you're mechanically inclined. Haynes manual would be helpful

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Buick Reatta Questions

Buick Reatta Experts

#1 Jason Zane
Jason Zane
Reputation 240
#2 lastone
lastone
Reputation 170
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
119 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Thunderbird
20 Great Deals out of 1,077 listings starting at $6,499
Used Toyota Celica
8 Great Deals out of 343 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,002 Great Deals out of 90,919 listings starting at $650

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.