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Which marks do I set the camshafts at three o'clock

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  • msgsoma May 26, 2009

    I don't need that information. I am putting the cams in the heads and the cams have dots on them. I need to know how to set the dots. 1996 Avalon 3.0.

  • msgsoma May 26, 2009

    I didn't need that information. I am putting the cams back in the heads and the book talk about the dots on the ends of eack cam per head must meet at three o'clock. Which marks. There are two dots and one dot>

  • msgsoma May 26, 2009

    I need to know how to set the marks on the camshaft and which marks when installing the camshaft back in the heads

  • msgsoma May 27, 2009

    My question was about camshafts not crankshaft. The CAMSHAFTS have dots to be lined up at three o'clock when they are placed backed in the heads on a 1996 Toyota Avalon 3.0. I need a good picture.


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I believe ur asking for instructions to timing a camshaft..... kindly clik the below link for a detailed cam shaft timing procedure with pictures....

check out all the three pages in the above link

also check out these links for further reference....

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It varies from vehicle to vehicle but the general rule of thumb is Rotate the crankshaft so that the key-way is at the 11 o'clock position to locate the crankshaft at TDC for No. 1 cylinder. If there are 3 circles in a row allign it to the middle one as the other two are fine tuning for advance and decrase timing.


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