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Engine timing setting

I changed my belt and accidently turned one of the cranks

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That's a problem. There is a specific procedure for installing your timing belt in the factory manual. All marks must be exactly right.

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How do you set the timing marks before i replace the timing belt 3.5 engine


Do not remove the old belt until all the marks are lined up. Only then should the old belt be removed. Turning the cams or crank with the belt removed can cause engine damage!

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How to change a timing belt


You may follow these steps:

1. Remove any shrouding in the wheel so that you can access the lower timing belt pulley and the crankshaft snout.

2. Locate the timing marks on the flywheel and cam, then you set them both to TDC. The flywheel pulley TDC mark is accessible through a hole in the bellhousing. The camshaft TDC is easy to locate, especially if you added some marks.

3. Support the engine with something like skyhook if you want to remove the rightside motor mount. Most belts are installed with a mount in the center, making them problematic when changing. You can now remove the motor mount temporarily.

4. Freeing up the belt tensioner pulley can release any belt tension.

5. Slip through the new belt into place and make sure that you are not disturbing the cam or crank pulleys, or else the engine will be out of time if changes and adjustments are made. Then check by slowly rotating the crank to two full turns with a socket on the crank snout.

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Flywheel inspection cover location.


There is a small cover on the bottom center of the transmission. It's held in by 2, 8mm bolts.

To change the timing belt: first place the right side of the vehicle on a jack stand and remove the right front tire. Remove the plastic cover inside the wheel well to expose the harmonic balancer. Remove the serpentine belt (standard 3/8" rachet will set in the belt tensioner to relieve tension). Remove the harmonic balancer (19mm). Place a jack under the engine on the right side of the vehicle, then remove the engine mount from the top of the fender well, (17mm deep well socket and 17mm wrench required) it is not necessary to remove the mount from the side of the engine. Remove the timing cover, (10mm) it has 2 nuts. Loosen the timing belt tensioner, (10mm) then pry it away to relieve the tension. Slide the timing belt off of the cam gear.

To position the new belt, the cam gear has a arrow on it, and the cylinder head has a small dot. Align the arrow with dot, and make sure it is aligned (the arrow must point up). The crank gear has a notch and the engine has a groove to align the notch. Again, make sure the notch and groove are aligned (they again will be up). Place the new timing belt in position around the crank gear, the water pump and belt tensioner and leave the slack at the top. Again relieve any tension from the belt tensioner, and slide the belt on to the cam gear. Place a slight bit of tension on the belt and tighten the belt tensioner. Use the 19mm bolt from the harmonic balancer and turn the engine 2 complete turns and verify that the cam gear and crank gear are in their proper positions and aligned with the dots and notches. After 2 complete turns of the engine, and verifying everything is still aligned, re-assemble in reverse. No further adjustment is necessary.

Note:There is no timing adjustment for this vehicle, and if you are not properly aligned on the cam gear and crank gear it will not run properly.

Jun 19, 2009 | 1991 Ford Escort

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No how to put it back in timeing


To change the timing belt first place the right side of the vehicle on a jack stand and remove the right front tire. Remove the plastic cover inside the wheel well to expose the harmonic balancer. Remove the serpentine belt (standard 3/8" rachet will set in the belt tensioner to relieve tension). Remove the harmonic balancer (19mm). Place a jack under the engine on the right side of the vehicle, then remove the engine mount from the top of the fender well, (17mm deep well socket and 17mm wrench required) it is not necessary to remove the mount from the side of the engine. Remove the timing cover, (10mm) it has 2 nuts. Loosen the timing belt tensioner, (10mm) then pry it away to relieve the tension. Slide the timing belt off of the cam gear.

To position the new belt, the cam gear has a arrow on it, and the cylinder head has a small dot. Align the arrow with dot, and make sure it is aligned (the arrow must point up). The crank gear has a notch and the engine has a groove to align the notch. Again, make sure the notch and groove are aligned (they again will be up). Place the new timing belt in position around the crank gear, the water pump and belt tensioner and leave the slack at the top. Again relieve any tension from the belt tensioner, and slide the belt on to the cam gear. Place a slight bit of tension on the belt and tighten the belt tensioner. Use the 19mm bolt from the harmonic balancer and turn the engine 2 complete turns and verify that the cam gear and crank gear are in their proper positions and aligned with the dots and notches. After 2 complete turns of the engine, and verifying everything is still aligned, re-assemble in reverse. No further adjustment is necessary.

Note:There is no timing adjustment for this vehicle, and if you are not properly aligned on the cam gear and crank gear it will not run properly.

Jun 17, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Timing belt needs changed


if I had engine number I could supply details,this is the eng model number that is usually on a tag the size of cig pkt,situated in the firewall or inside of bonnet,others are on door pillar. Failing that strip down to the cambelt,see if you can identify marks on cam,crank sprockets and corresponding marks that they align to on block and head.it's good to paint mark the old belt to those marks so you can transfer those to the new belt,it will make timing easier as you have 2 self checks measures. nb:most belts have engine rotation direction printed on it. make sure that idler,tensioner pulleys arent noisey, if model has a silicone tensioner,these are more difficult to set if tensioner pulley swivels to tension...so to give more precise info i will really need engine spec/model no. IMPORTANT:when belt on,timed and tensioned,turn over in direction of engine crank 2 complete revolutions of crank pulley-that is 4 rotations of cam(s).all marks should be aligned(sprockets and marks)not always paint marks on belt though.if not aligned patience needed more than bent valves.

May 26, 2009 | 1994 Isuzu Pickup

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Timing belt


You obviously need to replace your TPS, and you may need a new belt tensioner as well. On these cars the timing belt setup is not about no 1 cylinder being top dead center. Here are the proper steps to do a timing belt on this vehicle:

To change the timing belt first place the right side of the vehicle on a jack stand and remove the right front tire. Remove the plastic cover inside the wheel well to expose the harmonic balancer. Remove the serpentine belt (standard 3/8" rachet will set in the belt tensioner to relieve tension). Remove the harmonic balancer (19mm). Place a jack under the engine on the right side of the vehicle, then remove the engine mount from the top of the fender well, (17mm deep well socket and 17mm wrench required) it is not necessary to remove the mount from the side of the engine. Remove the timing cover, (10mm) it has 2 nuts. Loosen the timing belt tensioner, (10mm) then pry it away to relieve the tension. Slide the timing belt off of the cam gear.

To position the new belt, the cam gear has a arrow on it, and the cylinder head has a small dot. Align the arrow with dot, and make sure it is aligned (the arrow must point up). The crank gear has a notch and the engine has a groove to align the notch. Again, make sure the notch and groove are aligned (they again will be up). Place the new timing belt in position around the crank gear, the water pump and belt tensioner and leave the slack at the top. Again relieve any tension from the belt tensioner, and slide the belt on to the cam gear. Place a slight bit of tension on the belt and tighten the belt tensioner. Use the 19mm bolt from the harmonic balancer and turn the engine 2 complete turns and verify that the cam gear and crank gear are in their proper positions and aligned with the dots and notches. After 2 complete turns of the engine, and verifying everything is still aligned, re-assemble in reverse. No further adjustment is necessary.

Note:There is no timing adjustment for this vehicle, and if you are not properly aligned on the cam gear and crank gear it will not run properly.




Apr 29, 2009 | 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door

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No compression


Dont worry to much the Millenia is a non-interference engine so the valves did not get bent. You just need to re-adjust the belt again in its proper position.

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