Question about 1997 Toyota Camry
If u cannot obtain the itming marks, u mite have to time the engine by first pricnciple. Ensure that #1 cylinder is @ TDC (compression stroke). Install the camshaft making sure that the cam lobes for #1 cylinder are on the lower side and not on the tip of the cam. Also when installing the distributor, ensure that it's set to spark @ #1 cylinder. In modern day vehicles, the distributor can only be fitted one way so theree is no need to time the ignition timing via distributor. If this is too much, u can check the crankshaft & camshaft sprocket for distinct timing markings . This should be checked when the components are clean
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Fist thing ... manually put crank at top dead centre number one cylinder
put socket on crank bolt , turning clock wise..
there is a mark on crank, align this with the 0 on the cover of the timming cover to crank.
trusting have aready have all timming covers of .
there is a hole at the 12 o clock postion on cam sprocket , take a light and a mirror look threw hole you should see a "u" shape mark if you can see it
it's where you want it.
as long as the mark on the crank is a "0" and the cam is at the "u"
you should be fine to take the t belt off..
loosen off tensioner , carefuly not to move crank/cam.
ones the tensioner is loose slip off belt.
reinstall new belt , make sure you replace tensioner spring , you should of got one with belt.
make sure when installing belt that the slack of the belt is on the back side
this will be taken up by the tensioner.
i hope this helps
really should have a tech do this job , if not properly timmed, coud damage engine, or run rough.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
Click on the following free direct Link. It has the Timing: Belt and Mark Diagrams for your 1998 Toyota Camry. Plus additional Instructional and Directional Diagrams.
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Posted on Mar 30, 2010
SOURCE: need diagram for 1997 toyota
Quick fix timing TDCproblem
0. Jack up car on passenger's side, block up for safety.
1. Remove tire #17 lug bolts
2. Remove skirt #10 2 bolts
3. Set crank to TDC "0" #17 bolt on crankshaft. 4. Loosen Power steering pump adjuster bolt #14 remove beltoff pulley. 5. Push PS pump back to fire wall far as possible. 6. Remove both bolts lower dog bone #14 bolts. they are a dog to get off.
6b step one withbraker bar get them loose. 6c Get smaller 1/4" socket wrench to fit on it. #14 1/4 to slip on it in a tight place. 6d Removebolts. Put in lower bone bolts in a cup for i.d.
7. Remove upper dog bolts. Put it upper dog bone cup. 8. Take out dog bone. parts 9. Remove bolts holding in upper timing belt cover. put intiming belt cover cup. 10. Remove upper timing belt cover. Yellow 11. unlock tichner #14 push down on tinchner lock it to makeloose belt. remove thespring with needle nose pliers if it makes it eazy. 12 MOVE CAM TO SEE THE HOLE AND THE ROUND HOLE BEHIND IT,NOT THE OTHER MARK.AS THE BOOK SAYS. THE ROUND HOLE IS ABOUT 5DEG BEFORE THESLIT MARK THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO USE. 13 SLIP THE BELT BACK ON CENTER THE TENCHIN ON THE BELT INBOTH DIRECTIONS FROMTHE CAM SHAFT. ONE TOOTH BACK OF FOWARD RECHECK CAM ANDCRANK MARKS. TIGHTEN IT UP TIME. 14 RELEACE TISHINGNER, TIGHTEN BELT PUSH CAM TO THE LEFT. TO GET TIGHT INBOTH DIRECTIONS TEST FOR PLUCK TONE. 15 START UP CHK TIMING WITH LIGHT. 16 BUT POWER STERING PUMP BACK TIGHT. 17 PUT TIMING COVER BACK ON 18 REINSTALL DOG BONE 19 PUT SKRIT BACK ON 20 PUT TIRE BACK ON. TEST IT ON 3 TRIPS.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010
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