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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 chevy malibu
That engine does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain and therefore much easier to work with as it can only go on a certain way, the primary focus being getting the dots on the timing chain sprockets lined up properly.
I believe, with the engine at Top Dead Center on cylinder #1, the dots will be facing each other. That is to say, the do on the cam sprocket will be facing the dot on the crank sprocket.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Before starting this job I would get a repair manual. This is not a easy job, 6+ hours for an experienced tech with all of the right tools. And you may have to discharge and recharge the AC system.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
bring the piston no 1 on the top position check the cam shaft si moving freelyon the outer side of the shaft there are 2 gear with 14mm bolts and 1 extra whole, put a long bolt in the empty space and try to turnthe engine the bolt will go further in the space than the timming is set put the chain on that should do
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
Everything worked as mentionned. Be carefull with the plastic in the winter. Make sure to use a flat screw driver and get it close to the slider and not on the edge. I cracked one of the tongues. Those L shaped slots are under the plastic cover with the two big plastic plugs that you also remove with the flat screw driver
Pierre Godin, Boissevain Manitoba.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
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