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1997 Nissan sentra DOHC 1.6 liter dual timing chain, upper & lower timing chains where r the timing marks supposed to be positioned to in order to perfectly be in time

I believe you have to make your own marks before you remove the chain so you can line it back up.
I just checked on alldata and thats the only thing they showed about timing marks.

Dec 27, 2016 | 1997 Nissan Sentra

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How do you align the timming chain pulley

The timing marks must be lined up with the center of the camshaft and the center of the crankshaft. the same goes for the crankshaft timing marks. All the marks and the shaft centers should be in line.

Sep 27, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Sentra

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I need to know how to replace my timing chain and tension er in my Nissan sentra 91 1.6 with diagrams has complete instructions. I will try to paste below, but pics might not come thru.

CA16DE and CA18DE Engines

See Figures 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

0900c152801ce1f4.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Valve timing alignment marks-CA16DE and CA18DE engines

0900c152801ce1f6.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 4: Camshaft timing pulley alignment marks-CA16DE and CA18DE engines

0900c152801ce1f7.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 5: Camshaft sprocket plate installation-CA16DE and CA18DE engines

enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 6: A spacer must be installed between the crankshaft and pulley bolt head before rotating the engine-CA16DE and CA18DE engines
  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.

CAUTION When draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Disconnect the upper radiator hose at the elbow and then position it out of the way.
  2. Remove the right side engine under cover.
  3. Loosen the power steering pump and the air conditioning compressor and then remove the drive belts.
  4. Remove the water pump pulley.
  5. Matchmark the crank angle sensor to the upper front cover and the remove it. Carefully position it out of the way.
  6. Position a floor jack under the engine and raise it just enough to support the engine.
  7. Remove the upper engine mount bracket at the right side of the upper front cover.
  8. Remove the upper front cover.
  9. Align the timing marks on the camshaft pulley sprockets and then remove the crankshaft pulley.

The crankshaft pulley may be reached by removing the side cover from inside the right-hand wheel opening.
  1. Remove the lower front cover.
  2. Loosen the tensioner pulley nut to slacken the timing belt and then slide off the belt.

To install:
Do not bend or twist the timing belt. NEVER rotate the crankshaft and camshaft separately with the timing belt removed. Be sure the timing belt is free of any oil, water or debris.
  1. Install the crankshaft sprocket with the sprocket plates.
  2. Before installing the timing belt, ensure that the No. 1 piston is at TDC of the compression stroke (all sprocket timing marks will be in alignment with the marks on the case).

When the timing belt is on and in position, there should be 39 cogs between the timing mark on each of the camshaft sprocket and 48 cogs between the mark on the right camshaft sprocket and the mark on the crankshaft sprocket.
  1. Loosen the timing belt tensioner pulley nut.
  2. Temporarily install the crankshaft pulley bolt and then rotate the engine two complete revolutions.

Fabricate and install a suitable 25mm thick spacer between the end of the crankshaft and the head of the crankshaft pulley bolt to prevent bolt damage.
  1. Tighten the tensioner pulley bolt to 16-22 ft. lbs. (21-30 Nm).
  2. Install the upper and lower front covers.
  3. Install the crankshaft pulley with its washer and tighten it to 105-112 ft. lbs. (143-152 Nm).
  4. Install the engine mount bracket.
  5. Install the water pump pulley. Install the crank angle sensor so that the matchmarks made previously line up and tighten the bolts to 61-70 inch lbs. (7-9 Nm).
  6. Install all drive belts and adjust.
  7. Install the right side engine under cover.
  8. Reconnect the radiator hose and refill the radiator.
  9. Connect the battery cable and start the engine. Check engine timing and for any leaks. Road test.

Aug 29, 2010 | Nissan Sentra Cars & Trucks

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1999 Nissan Sentra GXE timing belt/chain maintenance

good day Sir, your nissan sentra 1999 gxe have a timing chain this is some tips for your routine maintenance.
Replace engine oil
Replace engine oil filter i

Oct 29, 2009 | 1999 Nissan Sentra

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Gday fellas need to know how to set timing after head replaceme ya didn't post what type of motor so please choose the correct one for your application.

Valve timing alignment marks — E-Series engines


Valve timing alignment marks — CA16DE and CA18DE engines


Jun 30, 2009 | 1988 Nissan Pulsar

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I have a 99 dodge intrepid that threw a rod and my father-in-law and I have been trying to time the car for a year now. We get number one piston up but the mark on the oil pump doesnt line up with the mark...

I'm not sure what you may be "doing wrong", but here is the manufacturer procedure for aligning the timing marks.
^Refer to this diagram during step 12.
^Refer to this diagram during step 13.
^Refer to this diagram for step 19.

1. Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to the mark on oil pump housing. NOTE: Lubricate timing chain and guides with engine oil before installation.
2. Place left side primary chain sprocket onto the chain so that the timing mark is located in-between the two (plated) timing links.
3. Lower the primary chain with left side sprocket through the left cylinder head opening. NOTE: The camshaft sprockets can be allowed to float on the camshaft hub during installation.
4. Loosely position left side camshaft sprocket over camshaft hub.
5. Align timing (plated) link to the crankshaft sprocket timing mark.
6. Position primary chain onto water pump drive sprocket.
7. Align right camshaft sprocket timing mark to the timing (plated) link on the timing chain and loosely position over camshaft hub.
8. Verify that all chain timing (plated) links are properly aligned to the timing marks on all sprockets.
9. Install left side lower chain guide and tensioner arm. Tighten attaching bolts to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.). NOTE: Inspect oil ring on chain guide access plug before installing. Replace O-ring as necessary.
10. Install chain guide access plug to left side cylinder head. Tighten plug to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.)
11. NOTE:
To reset the primary timing chain tensioner, engine oil will first need to be purged from the tensioner.
12. Purge oil from timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
a) Place the check ball end of tensioner into the shallow end of Special Tool 8186.
b) Using hand pressure, slowly depress tensioner until oil is purged from tensioner.
13. Reset timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
a) Position cylinder plunger into the deeper end of Special Tool 8186.
b) Apply a downward force until tensioner is reset. NOTE: If oil was not first purged from the tensioner, use slight finger pressure to assist the center arm pin of Special Tool 8186 to unseat the tensioner's check ball. CAUTION: Ensure the tensioner is properly reset. The tensioner body must bottom against the top edge of Special Tool 8186. Failure to properly perform the resetting procedure may cause tensioner jamming.
14. Install the reset chain tensioner into the right cylinder head.
15. Position tensioner retaining plate and tighten bolts to 12 Nm (105 in. lbs.).
16. Starting at the right cylinder bank, insert a 3/8" square drive extension with a breaker bar into intake camshaft drive hub. Rotate camshaft until the camshaft hub aligns to the camshaft sprocket and damper attaching holes. Install the sprocket attaching bolts and tighten to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.).
17. Turn the left side camshaft by inserting a 3/8" square drive extension with a breaker bar into intake camshaft drive hub and rotate camshaft until the sprocket attaching bolts can be installed. Tighten sprocket bolts to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.).
18. Rotate engine slightly clockwise to remove timing chain slack, if necessary.
19. To arm the timing chain tensioner: Use a flat bladed pry tool to gently pry tensioner arm towards the tensioner slightly. Then, release the tensioner arm. Verify the tensioner is armed (extends).
20. Install the timing chain cover, crankshaft damper, and cylinder head covers.
21. Install camshaft position sensor and connect electrical connector.

Hope this helps!

May 16, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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Changing timing chain

Very in depth job recommend take it to a shop this car probably has variable valve timming you will need a manual if you want to attempt to re allighn timing marks.

Oct 16, 2008 | 1999 Nissan Sentra

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