2000 model year Saturn version L81 3.0L V6 engine. Cadillac Catera, Cadillac CTS, and Saab DOHC V6 versions similar.
GM DOHC V6 engine / series / vehicle coverage includes:
Cadillac Catera 1997-2001 Cadillac CTS 2003-2004 Saab 900 1993-1998 Saab 9000 1995-1997 Saab 9-5 1998-2003 (+turbo) Saturn L Series 2000-2005 Saturn VUE 2002-2003
Logan Diagnostic offers an affordable, 30 day rental of the j-42069 timing belt tool kit program for the GM Ecotec V6 engine series. These expensive tools are needed to perform this required belt maintenace.
Our rental program offers the DIY huge savings in avoiding purchasing the actual tool, or being forced to use dealership repair services. Most dealers charge $700-$1000 to replace the timing belt on the GM V6 Ecotec engines. Detailed tool instructions included.
Caution! Warning! This is a interference engine. Improper installation of the timing belt or movement of the camshaft or crankshaft sprockets independently can result is serious damage to internal engine components. No attempt should be made to replace the timing belt without these specific tools.
How does it work? Basically, we sell you the tool at our cost. Then you return the tool for a tool deposit credit. Our fee is $119, including priority shipping, plus tool deposit, for the 30 day rental of the tool. No tax. Upon return of the tool, the tool deposit is credited back to your credit card.
Need more information? Please feel free to contact us for information or to rent the timing belt tool kit.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Paypal is also accepted.
Camshaft Timing Tool Kit GM V6 Features: Used for servicing GM V6 DOHC timing components, holds cam gears in place, allows removal of timing belt on twin cam engines, fits all GM Ecotech 2.5- 3.2L engines. 'Ecotech' V6 engines are used in the Cadillac Catera, Cadillac CTS, Saturn VUE and L series, Saab 900, 9000, and 9-5 vehicles.
List of factory and aftermarket 'J-42069' tools designed for changing the timing belt on the GM V6 Ecotech engine series.
Click on any tool picture to go to the manufactures direct website.
Tech Tip #1: It should be noted: The 'TDC' (top dead center) crankshaft timing mark and the engine block 'TDC' timing mark are really at the bottom of the crankshaft and engine block assemblies. This should not be confused with BDC (bottom dead center). See picture.
Tech Tip #2: Attention 2002-2003 Saturn VUE, Saturn L series, Saab, and 2003 Cadillac CTS owners. The 2002-2003 GM factory service manual may show the incorrect tensioner and display the very late 2003 model year version. In most cases, your 'correct' tensioner will be like the 2001 Cadillac Catera version shown at left.
Tech Tip #3: Timing Belt Paint Marks. Some replacement timing belts will have painted timing marks. The timing belt layout was modified during the 1999 model year. This modifcation changed the location of the painted timing marks.
Depending on the year, model, and configuration, you use either the yellow or the white painted timing marks. This information is included with our rental tool instructions.
Catera, CTS, Saab, Saturn, timing belt. Note painted timing marks and directional arrows on belt.
"Wanted to let you know that I received my deposit for the tool that I rented. Thanks a lot for the help and good service. You were correct in saying that it would be almost impossible to do the timing belt and tensioner replacement without the kit."
Best regards Mike- Indianapolis, IN
"Thanks again for providing a service like this! We could not have completed this job without your tool set!..."
Loyola Automotive- Los Angeles, CA
"They charge $119.00 to rent the tools you need to do this job right. Totally worth the $$$..."
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