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Need to time the engine ..trying to put new timing belt on it accidentally moved the top sprocket a bit and lost original timing not starting now...worked perfect before need to know how to put it

Changed timing belt and accidentally turned upper sproket 1 tooth i believe while trying to slip belt onto it would not start ...need to put it back in time ...we have a timing light ready and need to put sprocket and timing marks right again 2.3 engine

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    Dave C May 11, 2010

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    did u you used a manual for your marks?



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You will need to pull the distributor cap off and pull the #1 plug out and timing covers need to come off leave the harmonic balance on or take it off an put it on temporally so you can line up timing marks. with the #1 cylinder at top dead center and the rotor pointing to #1 plug put air into the cylinder to see if it holds compression if it does your in the right postion. Next trun the crank until the cylinder is at the top of the stroke power stroke, next make sure the harmonic balancer marks are lined up next look at the two timing gears I believe they are supposed to point towards each other if not move the one you think is wrong one tooth in the direction oppisite of the way it slipped if it is not lined up you will not have compression pull valve covers off so you can see the valves both the valves should be fully closed on the # 1 plug if it is your timing should be right if one is slightly open then tuen it till the #1 valve is closed and the gear marks line up then slide the belt back on once you are sure you have it set correctly put it all back together to set the timing with the light look at the hood and under the hood it will tell you how to set the timing and how many degrees they very from engine to engine where it was manufactured for and you need to follow the emmison sticker timing proceedure, if you need more information let me know.

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  1. Using sprocket installation tool No. 6792 or equivalent, press the crankshaft sprocket onto the crankshaft.
  2. Install the camshaft sprockets onto the camshafts. Install and tighten the sprocket retaining bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).


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Fig. Fig. 4: Proper camshaft sprocket alignment for timing belt installation

  1. Install the crankshaft sprocket. Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  2. Set the camshafts to align the timing marks on the sprockets.
  3. Move the crankshaft to 1 / 2 notch before TDC.
  4. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, then around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets, and then around the tensioner pulley.
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  9. Remove the tensioner plunger pin. The tension is correct when the plunger pin can be removed and replaced easily.
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  11. Reinstall the front timing belt cover(s).
  12. Reinstall the engine mount bracket.
  13. Reinstall the right engine mount.
  14. Remove the floor jack from under the vehicle.
  15. Install the crankshaft damper and tighten to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
  16. Install the accessory drive belts and adjust to the proper tension.
  17. Install the right inner splash shield.
  18. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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    • 2Take off the accessory drive belts, and take out engine mount insulator, located in the engine support bracket. Detach the engine support bracket and take off the torsional damper and crankshaft pulleys. This ensures easier access to the timing belt.

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  1. 1

    Remove the upper fan cover using a socket. Remove the cooling fan using a wrench to remove the nuts. Loosen the accessory belt tensioner with a wrench and remove the accessory drive belt.

  2. 2

    Remove the top timing belt cover using a 10-mm socket. Place a socket on the crankshaft and turn the engine clockwise until the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley aligns with the 0 mark on the timing marker plate on the lower timing cover. Look at the top camshaft sprocket and make sure that the timing V cut into the sprocket is aligned with the corresponding V cut into the cover behind the sprocket. These marks are at the 11 o'clock position. If the mark on the camshaft does not line up, the timing is 180 degrees out. Turn the crankshaft one more turn and the alignment marks will line up.

  3. 3

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  4. 4

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  6. 6

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PATH: Engine Mechanical > Engine Mechanical Components > Timing Belt & Sprockets > Removal & Installation Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Position crankshaft so that No. 1 piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC).
  3. Remove the splash guard.
  4. If equipped, remove the cruise control actuator.
  5. Loosen and remove the power steering pump drive belt.
  6. Remove the two bolts that attach the top power steering hose to the power steering pump. Cover and seal the hose and the open port of the pump.
  7. Clamp shut the power steering reservoir return hose, remove it from the return line, and remove the power steering pump and reservoir as an assembly.
  8. Remove the remaining accessory drive belts. Refer to Section 1 for specific details.
  9. Place a piece of wood between the oil pan and the jack, support the engine with a jack.
  10. Remove upper engine bracket.
  11. Remove the valve cover.
  12. Make sure the engine is at Top Dead Center (TDC) for No. 1 cylinder. The engine is at TDC for No. 1 cylinder when:
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    • The UP marks on both camshaft sprockets are at the topmost (12 O'clock) position.
    • The holes in the No. 1 exhaust and intake cam journals align with the holes in the camshaft. A 4.5 mm or 5/32inch drill bit or Allen key can be placed through the holes to prevent the cams from rotating while removing or installing the cam belt.
  13. Remove the crankshaft pulley. For details, see crankshaft pulley removal in this section.
  14. Remove the timing belt covers.
  15. Loosen the adjusting bolt 1/2-1 turn. Release the tension from the belt by pushing on the tensioner, then retighten the adjusting bolt.
  16. Remove the timing belt.
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To install:

  1. Be sure the timing marks are properly aligned.
  2. Install the timing belt around the crankshaft sprocket and then stuff a clean rag or paper towel between the belt and the sensor guard to hold the belt engaged with the sprocket teeth.
  3. Place the flat side of the belt clockwise around the top of the tensioner and then engage the toothed portion of the timing belt counterclockwise around the bottom of the water pump sprocket.
  4. Carefully pull the timing belt upward but do notmove the crankshaft. If the crankshaft moved, carefully realign the crankshaft timing belt sprocket with the TDC marks. Carefully engage the teeth of the timing belt onto the exhaust camshaft sprocket, but only install the belt about 1/3 of the way onto the sprocket.
  5. Grasp the timing belt on the toothed side and gently lift the belt enough to begin sliding it onto the intake camshaft sprocket.
  6. Once the belt has started to slide onto the intake camshaft sprocket, slide the belt equally onto both the intake and exhaust camshaft sprockets.
  7. Quickly loosen and then retighten the timing belt tensioner bolt.
  8. Remove the tools from the camshaft caps used for securing the camshafts, and remove the cloth used to keep the timing belt engaged in the crankshaft sprocket.
  9. Apply a clockwise load on the intake camshaft sprocket bolt to remove any slack between the intake camshaft sprocket, exhaust camshaft sprocket and the crankshaft timing belt sprocket, then loosen and retighten the timing belt tensioner adjusting bolt to allow tension to be applied to the belt.
  10. Install the crankshaft pulley sprocket/timing belt guide washer.
  11. Install the lower and upper timing covers.
  12. Install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt to 130 ft. lbs. (177 Nm).

    WARNING

    If any binding is felt when adjusting the timing belt tension by turning the crankshaft, STOP turning the engine, because the pistons may be hitting the valves.

  13. Rotate the crankshaft about 5-6 times counterclockwise to seat the timing belt.
  14. Position the No. 1 piston to TDC.
  15. Locate and remove the rubber plug for the timing belt tensioner on the lower timing belt cover.
  16. Loosen the adjusting bolt 1/2 turn by
  17. Rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise 3 teeth on the camshaft pulley.
  18. Tighten the adjusting bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54Nm).
  19. Retighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 130 ft. lbs. (177 Nm).
  20. Install the valve cover.
  21. Install the engine mounting bracket, then remove the jack.
  22. If removed, install the cruise control actuator.
  23. Install the accessory drive belts.
  24. Install the splash guard.
  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
  26. Check the engine operation and road test.

WARNING

Never allow antifreeze, oil or solvents to come into with a timing belt. If this occurs immediately wash the solution from the timing belt. Also, never excessive bend or twist the timing belt; this can damage the belt so that its lifetime is severely shortened.
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2.4L Engine
NOTE You may need DRB scan tool to perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure.
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Right front wheel and inner splash shield
    • Accessory drive belts
    • Crankshaft damper
    • A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly
    • Lower front timing cover
    • Upper front timing cover
    • Right engine mount
    • Engine mount bracket

    NOTE This is an interference engine. Do not rotate the crankshaft or the camshafts after the timing belt has been removed. Damage to the valve components may occur. Before removing the timing belt, always align the timing marks.
  2. Rotate the crankshaft until the Top Dead Center (TDC) mark on the oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on the camshaft sprocket (located on the trailing edge of the tooth).
  3. Loosen the timing belt tensioner lock bolt.
  4. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate clockwise until there is enough slack to remove the belt.
  5. If necessary, remove the camshaft timing belt sprockets.
  6. If necessary, remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket using removal tool No. 6793, or equivalent.
  7. Place the tensioner into a soft-jawed vise to compress the tensioner.
  8. After compressing the tensioner, insert a pin (a 5/64 in. Allen wrench will also work) into the plunger side hole to retain the plunger until installation.

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Camshaft and crankshaft alignment marks—2.4L engine


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To lock the timing belt tensioner, be sure to fully insert the smaller Allen wrench into the tensioner as shown—2.4L engine



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Installation of the timing belt, notice the camshaft alignment— 2.4L (VIN B) engine


To install:
  1. If necessary, use tool No. 6792, or equivalent, to install the crankshaft timing belt sprocket onto the crankshaft.
  2. If necessary, install the camshaft sprockets onto the camshafts. Install and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).
  3. Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  4. Set the camshafts timing marks so the exhaust camshaft is 1/2 notch below intake camshaft sprocket. Make sure the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up
  5. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, then around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and around the tensioner pulley.
  6. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to take up the belt slack.
  7. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  8. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions and recheck the timing marks.
  9. Check the spring tang is within the tolerance window. If not within the window, reinsert the Allen wrench and into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  10. Install the engine mount bracket.
  11. Install the front timing belt covers.
  12. Install the A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly.
  13. Install the right engine mount.
  14. Install the crankshaft damper
  15. Install the accessory drive belts and adjust to the proper tension.
  16. Install the right inner splash shield and wheel.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  18. Perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure using the DRB scan tool, or equivalent

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