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Cant seem to get timing right after changing head gaskets. Someone previously replaced the timing belt in it and made their own marks and it is causing difficulty for my mechanic. Anyone know where th

I had the Head gaskets replaced and now the timing is off and the gentleman fixing it cant figure it out. Someone has replaced the timing belt before and made their own marks. He cant figure this out. Where are the timing marks supposed to be on this car. He has the book, but cant figure it out!!

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What motor and year? If it is the Ej 25 DOHC all the marks are on the cam sprockets except the crank is marked in the block almost straight up, Just a small notch. Good luck and hope this helps. Have a good day.

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