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Lining up the belt

I am trying to install the timing belt, but don't know if it should be 1-2-3-4 or what

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    Ryan May 11, 2010

    what do you mean 1-2-3-4 ?

    what's your engine ? 4 cylinders? 6 ? 8 ?

    most fo the 1 should be at TDC (top dead center) you need to like up all the timeing marks on the engine to 0 degrees.but do not quote me on this every car is different.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sorry don't understand what u are asking, 1234 what?



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