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I wanted to know how to remove the engine timing gears for a Chevy s10 1989

you need a puller - can be

you need a puller - can be rented at parts store and when returned you get the money back. go to - register - add vehicle and go to repair section for step by step with pics

Is this a four cylinde or a

Is this a four cylinde or a V-6?

If it's a V-6 engine;
Once you've gotten to the gears, remove the 3 camshaft timing gear bolts.
Remove camshaft gear and chain (may need to pry gear off with a screwdrive--it's usually not very tight)
You'll need a 2-jaw puller to remove the crankshaft gear (the small gear). Pulley needs to have "fingers" small enough to get behind the gear in orde to pull it off. Be sure to use the "plug" on the end of the pullers' center bolt to prevent damage to the crankshaft center bolt threads

For the 4-cylinder engine (2.5liter).
You'll need a puller for both gears.

Try for the step-by step guide along with pictures for this procedure.
Once at the site identify you car under the heading "current Vehicle"
Next click "Repair Info" on hte tabs below the autozone logo.
At the middle of the page go to "Your Ride, Your Guide" and click "become a member" set you username and password
Log-in and click "vehicle repair guide"
Select the category for the repair needed.
Select (on the left) type of repair needed.
Page opens to your repair info.