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I'm having trouble setting the timing belt back to its setting.Can you give me more less an idea of how it has to be done? Thanks,Maritza

I'm having trouble setting the timing belt back to its setting.Can you give me more less an idea of how it has to be done? Thanks,Maritza

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    Is it a twin cam? what problems are you having? IS ti the timing marks?

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Very sensitive set up.There are special tools needed that make things much easier on the 3.0 liter.If you miss time it you can bend valves & due major damage to valves & heads.Best advise I can give from afar is get yourself a good haynes manual.They are not bad if you have done a few of them & have the special tools.hope this helps

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