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Need to set timing marks on a 1986 plymouth reliant

I just changed the timing belt but dont konw how to line up or locate timing marks

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  • risto68 Jan 26, 2009

    the engine is a 2.5 and i dont know where to locate the timing marks on the crank or the cam gear or how to line them up so the car will fire

  • Bryon Agin May 11, 2010

    Ok, one more clarification question:

    Is it DOHC, or SOHC (dual or single overhead cam).

  • Bryon Agin May 11, 2010

    What engine do you have? 2.2 L?

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To save some time I'll guess and say it's the SOHC.
1). Make sure the #1 piston is on the compression stroke @ Top Dead Center. You can find the compression stroke by pulling the #1 spark plug and putting your finger over the hole, while a friend bumps the engine. When you feel air come out of the plug hole, your on the compression stroke. Then point the rotor to #1 on the cap, by turning the crankshaft by hand. Then do the timing marks.........
2). The camshaft gear: There should be four large holes and one small hole, the small hole should face perfectly straight up. You can use 2 of the larger holes, one on the left and one on the right from the camshaft attaching bolt, to help line it up correctly. By looking through them, horizontally line them up with the head.
3). The crankshaft gear and the intermediate shaft gear should have a dimple on one of their teeth. Face them to each other.
4). Make sure nothing moves, when installing the belt.
5). Fire it up, before you put everything back together. When it fires, let it run for about 30 seconds to let the belt align itself. Then check all your marks again, to make sure nothing moved.
6). Put it back together.
7). I sincerely hope that this information helped you to get r dun. Best wishes and God Bless.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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