Timing belt question
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    Timing belt question

    So I have a 2014 ls 1.8l manual that is due for a timing belt. I have the belt kit but my question is can you use a standard dual overhead cam lock kit or do you have to use the special tool? And if the special tool is a must then where can I find one?

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    You can do the timing belt without the GMspecific tools, though they are def nice to have.
    A simple search for "Cruze timing belt tools" should find you a the whole kit for $25-30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma v e n View Post
    You can do the timing belt without the GMspecific tools, though they are def nice to have.
    A simple search for "Cruze timing belt tools" should find you a the whole kit for $25-30
    I looked for some online and I found them for the 1.8 between i think like $150 and $300 or so. Where did you see them that cheap at?

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    There's literally more than half a dozen options under $30 on the first page of a Google search when I type "Cruze timing belt tool"

    The first result is $22.99 with free shipping on Amazon.
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    No more timing marks, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowwy66 View Post
    No more timing marks, eh?
    Why wouldn't there be? The special tools will aid belt installation by holding the cams in place since there is usually backpressure from the valve springs while positioning the timing marks into alignment. Although it can be done without special tools, it is just that much easier
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    Does anyone have any experience with specific tools, or I guess brands, on Amazon?

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    What is the replacement interval, anyway? I just bought a 2013 1LS for our daughter (first car), and it's currently got 98,000 miles on it. I have no idea whether the belt's ever been changed. I assume it's an interference engine? Also, is there a tensioner or anything else that's typically replaced along with the belt? Thanks!

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