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How do you set a timing belt marks on a 1997 volvo 960?

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Here's AutoZone online guide for this procedure.

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you are in a bit of a bind. Turning the engine over will result in bent valves so do not touch the crank shaft. you have to loose off all the rockers/ cam followers even to the point of removing the cam shaft. having done that remove no1 cylinder spark plug and by the use of a thin piece of wire turn the crank until the piston reaches top dead center. find this by rocking the crank back and forward until the piston dose'n move up or down check for the crank timing mark next replace the cam shaft and position the cam lobes for no1 piston in such a position that the inlet and exhaust valves move slightly up or down when the cam is moved slightly left or right. this is called valve over lap and with the piston on top dead center means that you now have valve timing for the engine. Cam timing marks can be dot on gear to shiny link on chain or if using a belt a dot on tooth lineing up with mould mark or join on head before starting up do a compression check to prove that there are no bent valves. if you are not mechanically minded enough to attempt the valve timing method it may be cheaper in the long term to let a qualified person do the job

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    Dec 09, 2010 | 1993 Volvo 960

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    While changing belt on volvo 960 1992 moved the camshafts how to sincronize agaein

    First, your belt should have marks on it. they line up to the marks on the cam and the mark on the crank. If you don't have marks, check the old belt. If it has marks, transfer them to the new one. They are important and make the job 10 times easier. Your crank should be on tdc, on it's mark, and your cams also, on their marks. Once there, the cams can be clamped so they don't spring. If you have to move the engine, pull some spark plugs to take off the compression. Turn it over with a big socket on the crank shaft. Don't forget the pistons will hit the valves if they are not moving with the crank, so do the cams first, to get them out of the way, they only spring a little, 1/4 turn at the most. Get it lined up, get the belt lined up, pull the pin on the tensioner, you should be all set. Hope this helps.

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    Click on the following free, direct Link. It has all the Timing Belt Mark Diagrams you will need.

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    Mar 31, 2010 | 1997 Volvo 960

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    I am wanting to change the cam belt on my volvo 960. straight six 3litre 24valve. The problem is I cannot find the 3 reference marks (1 on the crankshaft and the 1 on each camshaft pulley).

    Click on the following free direct Link. It has the Timing: Belt and Mark Diagrams for your 1994 Volvo 960. Plus additional Instructional and Directional Diagrams.

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    Mar 21, 2010 | 1994 Volvo 960

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    The 3L 24V straight 6 engine has timing marks on the crankshaft pulley & on the camshaft pulleys. The crankshaft pulley aligns with a mark on the front of the block, the camshafts align with two marks on the plastic cover on the top. The ignition timing, the fuel/air mixture & the valve timing are not adjustable. The 3L engine is known as an "Interference" engine, in other words, if the cam belt breaks or is not set up correctly, the pistons 'meet' the valves, with dire consequences!!!!!

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