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When I removed the timing belt to replace the water pump I did not mark the belt and gears like I know that I should. Now have a problem with starting, it won't. The cam gears did not move more than a tooth or two. Dan

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Simply buy a new belt from Nissan. Line up the marks on the belt with the marks on the cam gears and crank gear and it will start.

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