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Put new oilpump and hadto remove timeing belt and gears. i need t

Ineed to find top dead center and put all back together i suppose i need fireing order and marks for timeing on all gears

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For the 1986 Dodge Ram 50 2.0L AND 2.6L 4-Cylinders:

Firing Order:



For the Timing Marks: Click on the following Link. It has the Position of the Cranshaft and Camshaft and their respective marks.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

  • Patrick Rayome Mar 24, 2010

    Correction: "Crankshaft" not Cranshaft.



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