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Want to change my timing belt on a 3.2 rodeo 1998 24v engine

Am in some douth as to finding the correct timing marks and need to do a head gaskit job .please show me the correct marks on the cams amd crank gears .thank you

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    reassembling engine and intermediate gear needs to be installed with correct timing for crank and camshafts



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The marks should be in the shape of "arrows" or indented "lines" located on the pulleys and the face of the head gasket. There are alike marks on the crankshaft pulley and the face of the engine block also. Make sure your #1 cylinder is at "Top Dead Center" before you line up the pulleys on the cylinder head and install the belt.

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