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Re: can't get the timing belt lined up just right.
Try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you
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I had the same diagram problems too I got two that still didn't seem to work right.
I used the timing marks found on the timing belt cover for reference, found top dead center on #1 and lined up the mark on 05 on the cover.
Then lined up the **** marks near the timing gears all together. Make sure you get the tension-er tight after this ,nothing worse than leaving that bolt loose and having it all slip when you go to start it.
I am assuming you have the 3.3 litter v-6?I just did my own so I can offer you a few words of personal advice. Make sure, before you remove the crank shaft pulley, that the engine is at TDC. There is a pointer on the lower timing cover that should line up with the mark that is furthest to the left on the crank pulley (looking at it from the front of the truck). If you are replacing the timing belt for maintenance, not failure, make several marks on the cam pullies to the rear of the timing cover with a paint pen before removing the old belt and make sure that everything stays aligned to those marks upon reassembly. If this method is not an option, use the timing dimples on the back of the upper timing cover only as reference points for the cam pulleis (this is where I ran in to trouble). What is most important is that there are exactly 40 teeth on the belt between the marks on the cam pullies and 43 teeth between the right cam pully mark (right cam as you look at the engine from the front of the truck) and the mark on the crank pully. I used a Goodyear Belt that actually had marks that indicated the 40 and 43 tooth increments. Make sure you have the belt on the right directon, arrows to the front of the truck. Again it is very important that the crank pully remain at TDC (top dead center) during the entire process. Good luck, hope you get it the first time and not the second like me!!
Any of your Chilton Manuals should have a diagram that will show you how the timing belt goes on; however the timing mark on the left top sprocket is around the 12 o clock area with the alternator bracket having the mark at the bottom to line with the sprocket. The second spocket on the right top ( again at 12 o clock) uses the timing cover, inner side, to align the right sprocket with. The botom sprocket uses the oil pump which has the timing mark that aligns at 1 o clock with the mark on the bottom sprocket. Important note: when repacing the belt keep in mind that the water pump must be replaced at that time. It often can be the reason for the belt breaking.
You need to offset (back it up counterclockwise) the cam gear on the right (passenger) side of the engine by "one tooth" before engaging the belt tensioner. I've personally been through this issue several times. Once you have it offset, engage you belt tensioner, and you gears will align properly.
I hope this information helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.