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Setting timing Need to know how to set the timing from the crankshaft to the distributor on a 1.5. The head was removed for machining and milling so the camshaft was removed. Car cranks over and has fire but wont start so not sure if the camshaft is in the correct timing position. Can you please help?

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Get a 17 mm socket and a ratchet with a short extension.Behind the drivers side front wheel theres an acces hole that will allow you to turn the crank pulley with the ratchet.You dont need to remove the wheel or jack the car up to do this.Make sure trans is in neutral and parking brake set.Now,turn crank pulley counter clockwise until the TDC mark is lined up with the pointer on the plastic timing belt cover.It will be a single notch on the rear edge of the pulley,the 3 notches together are for ignition timing.Like this         I     I I I    It may be hard to see but its there.Wipe pulley off or feel with fingernail and you'll find them.Remember to use the single notch by itself.Now look on the cam gear and make sure TOP is at twelve o'clock and the two notches on the left and right are horizontal with the cylinder head.You're done.

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