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New head gasket and timing chain. cams aligned before new chain on . has spark at plug.

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You can set the timing 180 degrees out if you only go by the cam position I think. Basically the fuel and exhaust phase look the same by cam position. I believe you need to ensure the piston position at the time you install the timing chain by removing the plug and confirming the piston is at the top and the power stroke is just completed.

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SOURCE: Trying to put timing chain

no adjustment neccesary. There is a timing chain tensioner, which you will simply push back in to its body. once you do that, there should be a small hple somewhere on the body of the tensioner. That' sthere so you can piut a paper clip into it to keep the tensioner from coming out. Once you lock that in place you can remove the tensioner and than the timing chain.Once you get it all back together, just pull back on the pin and the tensioner will come out and put tension on the chain. good luck.

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SOURCE: What would cause my1999 Saturn sl1 not to start

Check the cam/crank sensors. Also, if the car happens to have a distributor, make sure it is not 180 degrees off. If this does not help, then do a compression check. Remember, and engine only needs three things to run. Fuel, Spark, and Compression. (in order of course.) The firing order for your engine is 1,4,3,2.

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SOURCE: how to replace head gasket and how to put it back in time when assembling back together on 2.4l (quad4) engine??

There will be marks on the cam gear and the crank gear. Some are dots, some are diamond shaped. You just line the two up so the top mark is directly over mark on the crank. You may have to turn the crank by hand which is easier with all the plugs out, to line it up. You will want to drain oil,change filter, and put in new oil to get rid of contaminated oil in oilpan.
If you fail, you are not talking about a lot of money to try to fix the top of the engine compared to engine replacement. For the most part, you could still tow it.
You could ask how much it would cost just to replace the gasket and let someone else bust their knuckles.

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SOURCE: I am replacing the timing chain on my 02 saturn. I

okay i posted you a picture of the postion. be carefull not to turn the crank or the cams or you will damaged the valves. let me know if you need more hlep.

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I have a problem with a 1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7. Looking for some help or suggestions.


Problem: I only have a spark from the #2 coil.


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Vehicle purchased from an Auction and would not start. The vehicle would only backfire. When I removed the valve covers I found that one of the rocker arms had popped out. I replace the heads with heads from a 2001 Intrepid 2.7. I used the cams, primary and secondary timing chains from the 1999 heads. Not sure if I used the original primary (left) cam sprocket from the 1999 or one I purchased in a kit from a Dodge dealership. I tried to use the new primary timing chain but it was not the same. The replacement heads were surfaced and a new head gasket was used. When I tried to start the vehicle it had no spark. The vehicle had set at several locations and parts may have been removed or changed.


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