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2.5 timing belt vs 2.3

getting ready to do a timing belt as preventive maint on my 98 2.5. did one about 4 years ago on a 2.3 and have since sold the truck. are they basically the same on the newer 2.5 engine or is it different from the 2.3?

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I think they are about the same. How many miles are on it?
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I think they are about the same. How many miles are on it?

125000, now I'm sitting here ready to pull old belt off and I'm screwed with a damper that won't slide off, obviously I need a puller but what size bolts are in th damper for puller to grab??? Gotta be metric because 1/4" bolt is too small. Help
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well found that problem, they were m8x1.25's or so, whatever course is. anyhow got the new belt on and damper installed, and the marks dont line up 100% but their not off enough to call it a tooth, just a hair off. is it normal for these marks not to be lined up 100%? i set crank dead even on timing marks, but oil pump and cam are just a hair off. engine spins over when turning by hand on the crank, and clearly has compression(i.e. it gets to that point and spins itself a bit)
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Will the truck not start now? The oil pump drive it timing indifferent btw. You only have to worry about that on the older distro equipped 2.3's.
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