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If the cam gears are not properly aligned, there is a very good chance of bending valves and damaging pistons.There are no do-overs when it comes to valvetrain components. Be careful, and be patient, this work takes some time, but you gotta be right the first time

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How do you adjust valves on a 2006 3.5L V6 Toyota Avalon?


There is a Toyota Technical Service Bulletin issued for this:-
T-SB-0291-08 September 11, 2008 2GR-FE Valve Timing

Procedure Service Category Engine/Hybrid System Section Engine Mechanical Market USA Applicability YEAR(S) MODEL(S) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 2005 - 2009 Avalon 2007 - 2009 Camry VDS(s): BK46K 2008 - 2009 Highlander 2006 - 2009 RAV4 Engine(s): 2GR VDS(s): BK31V, BK32V, BK33V, BK34V, ZK31V, ZK32V, ZK33V, ZK34V, ZK35V 2007 - 2009 Sienna Introduction This service bulletin provides information regarding valve timing inspection and service guidelines for vehicles equipped with 2GR-FE engines. © 2008 Toyota Motor Sales, USA Page 1 of 5 T-SB-0291-08 September 11, 2008 Page 2 of 5 2GR-FE Valve Timing Procedure Introduction (Continued) Figure 1. 3 2 1 5 9 8 7 6 4 1 RH Bank Intake Camshaft Timing Gear 2 RH Bank Exhaust Camshaft Timing Gear 3 RH Bank No. 2 Timing Chain 4 Crankshaft 5 Idler Gear 6 Timing Chain 7 LH Bank No. 2 Timing Chain 8 LH Bank Exhaust Camshaft Timing Gear 9 LH Bank Intake Camshaft Timing Gear Warranty Information OP CODE DESCRIPTION TIME OFP T1 T2 N/A Not Applicable to Warranty © 2008 Toyota Motor Sales, USA T-SB-0291-08 September 11, 2008 Page 3 of 5 2GR-FE Valve Timing Procedure Inspection 1. Set the No. 1 cylinder to TDC/compression. A. Set the timing mark to 0 on the timing chain cover by rotating the crankshaft clockwise. B. Verify the timing marks on the camshaft timing gears are in general alignment with the timing marks of the camshaft bearing cap: TIMING MARK IDENTIFICATION CYLINDER BANK INTAKE GEAR MARK EXHAUST GEAR MARK RH Bank (Bank 1) Small Mark Single Line LH Bank (Bank 2) Large Mark Double Line HINT When the engine is correctly timed, the timing marks will NOT perfectly align. Figure 2. Figure 3. RH Bank Exhaust Camshaft Timing Gear 1 2 1 Bearing Cap Timing Mark 2 Gear Timing Mark Figure 4. RH Bank Intake Camshaft Timing Gear 2 1 1 Bearing Cap Timing Mark 2 Gear Timing Mark © 2008 Toyota Motor Sales, USA T-SB-0291-08 September 11, 2008 Page 4 of 5 2GR-FE Valve Timing Procedure Inspection (Continued) Figure 5. LH Bank Intake Camshaft Timing Gear 1 2 1 Bearing Cap Timing Mark 2 Gear Timing Mark Figure 6. LH Bank Exhaust Camshaft Timing Gear 1 2 1 Bearing Cap Timing Mark 2 Gear Timing Mark HINT If the timing marks appear vastly out of alignment, turn the crankshaft one revolution (360 ) clockwise and note the position of the timing marks. Component Removal Guidelines 1. If engine disassembly is required that involves removing the camshafts or timing gears, set the #1 cylinder to TDC compression, wipe away any oil, and mark the following items in relation to each other prior to disassembly: • Timing gears • Timing chain • Timing chain No. 2 NOTE This relationship MUST be maintained. The intake gear is timed in relation to the crankshaft via the timing chain; the exhaust gear is timed in relation to the intake gear via the No. 2 timing chain. © 2008 Toyota Motor Sales, USA T-SB-0291-08 September 11, 2008 Page 5 of 5 2GR-FE Valve Timing Procedure Component Removal Guidelines (Continued) 2. If NEW camshaft timing gears or the No. 2 timing chain are being installed, the two yellow links on the No. 2 timing chain can be used to ensure correct relationship between the intake timing gear and the exhaust timing gear. Figure 7. 1 1 Yellow Link A. Align the paint mark on the timing chain with the intake gear timing mark (to ensure the intake gear is correctly timed to the crankshaft). Figure 8. RH Bank and LH Bank 3 3 4 3 3 4 5 4 5 4 1 2 1 RH Bank 2 LH Bank 3 Yellow Link 4 Gear Timing Mark 5 Timing Chain Paint Mark B. Align the two yellow links on the No. 2 timing chain to the timing marks on

May 04, 2015 | 2006 Toyota Avalon XLS

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On a 1985 f150 where would a camshaft sensor be


Check this procedure... REMOVALand& INSTALLATION

6-300
  1. Remove the grille, radiator, and timing cover.
  2. Remove the distributor, fuel pump, oil pan and oil pump.
  3. Align the timing marks. Unbolt the camshaft thrust plate, working through the holes in the camshaft gear.
  4. Loosen the rocker arms, remove the pushrods, take off the side cover and remove the valve lifters with a magnet.
  5. Remove the camshaft very carefully to prevent nicking the bearings.
  6. Oil the camshaft bearing journals and use Lubriplate or something similar on the lobes. Install the camshaft, gear, and thrust plate, aligning the gear marks. Tighten down the thrust plate. Make sure that the camshaft end-play is not excessive.
  7. The last item to be replaced is the distributor. The rotor should be at the firing position for no. 1 cylinder, with the timing gear marks aligned

V6 and V8 Including Diesel
Ford recommends removing the diesel engine for camshaft removal.
  1. Remove the intake manifold and valley pan, if so equipped.
  2. Remove the rocker covers, and either remove the rocker arm shafts or loosen the rockers on their pivots and remove the pushrods. The pushrods must be reinstalled in their original positions.
  3. Remove the valve lifters in sequence with a magnet. They must be replaced in their original positions.
  4. Remove the timing chain/gear cover and timing chain (timing gear on V8 diesel) and sprockets.
  5. In addition to the radiator and air conditioning condenser, if so equipped, it may be necessary to remove the front grille assembly and the hood lock assembly to gain the necessary clearance to slide the camshaft out of the front of the engine. On the V6-3.8L, remove the camshaft thrust button and spring. Remove the camshaft thrust plate attaching screws and carefully slide the camshaft out of its bearing bores. Use extra caution not to scratch the camshaft lobes.
Camshaft removal tools, Ford part no. T65L-6250-A and adaptor 14-0314 are needed to remove the diesel camshaft.
  1. Coat the camshaft with engine oil liberally before installing it. Slide the camshaft into the engine very carefully so as not to scratch the bearing bores with the camshaft lobes. Install the camshaft thrust plate and tighten the attaching screws to 9 - 12 ft. lbs. Measure the camshaft end-play. If the end-play is more than 0.009 inch; (0.228mm), replace the thrust plate. Assemble the remaining components in the reverse order of removal.
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Dec 19, 2011 | 1985 Ford F150

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I would like a diagram of the 2004 Suzuki forenza timing marks and how to get the belt aroujd the crankshaft is there a way you can give me that information?


from autozone.com


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect the Manifold Air Temperature (MAT) sensor connector.
  4. Disconnect the air cleaner outlet hose from the throttle body.
  5. Disconnect the breather tube from the camshaft cover.
  6. Remove the air cleaner housing bolts.
  7. Remove the air cleaner housing.
  8. Remove the right front wheel.
  9. Remove the right front wheel well splash shield.
  10. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
  11. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolts and the crankshaft pulley.
  12. Remove the right engine mount bracket.
  13. Remove the front timing belt cover bolts.
  14. Remove the front timing belt cover.
  15. Using the crankshaft gear bolt, rotate the crankshaft clockwise until the timing mark on the crankshaft gear is aligned with the notch at the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.

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Fig. Aligning the timing mark on the crankshaft gear with the notch at the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.


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  1. Fig. Aligning the camshaft gears with the notches on the camshaft cover.
  2. Align the camshaft gears with the notch on the camshaft cover.
  3. Remove the timing belt.
  4. Loosen the automatic tensioner bolt. Turn the hex-key tab to relieve belt tension.

To install:
  1. Align the timing mark on the crankshaft gear with the notch on the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.
  2. Align the timing marks on the camshaft gears, using the intake gear mark for the intake gear and the exhaust gear mark for the exhaust gear.
  3. Install the timing belt.
  4. Turn the hex-key tab in a clockwise direction to tension the belt. Turn until the pointer aligns with the notch.
  5. Install the automatic tensioner bolt and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  6. Rotate the crankshaft two full turns clockwise using the crankshaft pulley bolt.
  7. Recheck the automatic tensioner pointer.
  8. Install the front timing belt cover.
  9. Install the front timing belt cover bolts and tighten to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  10. Install the right engine mount bracket.
  11. Install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  12. Install the serpentine drive belt.
  13. Install the right front wheel well splash shield.
  14. Install the right front wheel.
  15. Install the air cleaner housing.
  16. Install the air cleaner housing bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  17. Connect the air cleaner outlet hose to the throttle body.
  18. Connect the breather tube to the camshaft cover.
  19. Connect the MAT sensor connector.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable.

Sep 25, 2010 | Suzuki Forenza Cars & Trucks

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Where are the timing marks on a 1998 ford contour lx zetec


If you are refering to the timing marks for timing chain alignment then you will need a special tool that fits in the end of the camshafts on the drivers side of the engine. You can make a tool to align the 2 camshafts out of some flat stock. The crankshaft mark will be on the crankshaft gear and engine. There are no marks on the camshaft gears.

Apr 28, 2010 | 1998 Ford Contour

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Have a 94 cavalier 2.2 liter,timing chain


Install the cam sprocket, timing chain, and timing chain cover. Make sure the dot on the crankshaft gear is pointing towards the center of the Camshaft gear bolt. Make sure the hole in the Camshaft gear is pointing towards the center of the crankshaft. Be sure to remove the nail holding the chain tensoner back, before installing the timing cover The round hole in the cam gear is the alignment mark

Mar 13, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Cant get timing gear off on 1986 f150 with straight 6 gears stripped need to put new one on


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Removing the camshaft gear from the 6-300

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Removing the crankshaft gear from the 6-300


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Installing the camshaft gear on the 6-300


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Installing the crankshaft gear on the 6-300

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6-300 timing gear mark alignment


  1. Drain the cooling system and remove the front cover.

CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.


  1. Crank the engine until the timing marks on the camshaft and crankshaft gears are aligned.
  2. Use a gear puller to removal both of the timing gears.
  3. Before installing the timing gears, be sure that the key and spacer are properly installed. Align the gear key way with the key and install the gear on the camshaft. Be sure that the timing marks line up on the camshaft and the crankshaft gears and install the crankshaft gear.
  4. Install the front cover, and assemble the rest of the engine in the reverse order of disassembly. Fill the cooling system.

Jan 10, 2010 | Ford E-150 Cars & Trucks

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How to set timming belt,cant find mark for crankshaft 3.0L


Timing belt removed, static timing was not set before removing timing belt.

[Set Static Timing:
No.1 piston is brought up to TDC before removing timing belt.

Cam gear has a punchmark on face of gear, and this mark aligns with one single tooth. There is a matching punchmark on the Timing Belt Rear Upper Cover.

Facing the cam gear, the mark is to the upper right. There is an 'egg shape' of the timing belt upper rear cover, in this spot. This punchmark is in that 'egg shape', and is close to a bolt hole. The cam gear mark lines up with the Timing Belt Rear Upper Cover, mark.

The crankshaft gear has a punchmark on the face. It lines up with one single tooth. There is a corresponding punchmark on the lower right side. An alignment mark)

Should be a round punchmark on the face of the crankshaft gear. It lines up with a single tooth. Wipe the gear clean, use a little carb cleaner. (NO flames, or sparks nearby, well ventilated area)

Barring you cannot find the crankshaft mark, find the camshaft alignment marks, make sure they are aligned with the alignment, (Punchmark), on the Timing Upper Rear Cover.

Count the teeth in the timing belt. There should be 133 teeth on the belt.

There is 43 teeth in-between the timing mark of the camshaft, and the timing mark on the crankshaft.

(43 teeth in-between the Right Side Camshaft mark to crankshaft mark, 43 teeth in-between the Left Side Camshaft mark to crankshaft mark)

There should be 40 teeth in-between the two cam gears.




Oct 24, 2009 | 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

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Timing for tropper 6cly and 4 camshafts and 24 valves model 2000


Timing Belt
Removal
1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. Remove air cleaner assembly.
3. Remove radiator upper fan shroud from radiator.
4. Move drive belt tensioner to loose side using wrench
then remove drive belt.
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Legend
(1) Crankshaft Pulley
(2) Cooling Fan Pulley
(3) Tensioner
(4) Generator
(5) Air Conditioner Compressor
(6) Power Steering Oil Pump
(7) Drive Belt
5. Remove cooling fan assembly four nuts, then the
cooling fan assembly.
6. Remove cooling fan drive pulley assembly.
7. Remove idle pulley assembly.
8. Remove serpentine belt tensioner assembly.
9. Remove power steering pump assembly.
10.Remove crankshaft pulley assembly using
5–8840–0133–0 crankshaft holder, hold crankshaft
pulley remove center bolt, then the pulley.
11. Remove right side timing belt cover then left side
timing belt cover.
12. Remove lower timing belt cover
13. Remove pusher.
CAUTION: The pusher prevents air from entering
the oil chamber. Its rod must always be facing
upward.
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Legend
(1) Up Side
(2) Down Side
(3) Direction For Installation
(4) Locking Pin
14. Remove timing belt.
CAUTION:
1. Do not bend or twist the belt, otherwise its core
could be damaged. The belt should not be bent at
a radius less than 30 mm.
2. Do not allow oil or other chemical substances to
come in contact with the belt. They will shorten
the life.
3. Do not attempt to pry or stretch the belt with a
screw driver or any other tool during installation.
4. Store timing belt in a cool and dark place. Never
expose the belt direct sunlight or heat.
6A–30 ENGINE MECHANICAL
Installation
NOTE: For correct belt installation, the letter on the belt
must be able to be read as viewed from the front of the
vehicle.
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Legend
(1) Crankshaft Timing Pulley
(2) RH Bank Camshaft Drive Gear Pulley
(3) Water Pump Pulley
(4) Idle Pulley
(5) LH Bank Camshaft Drive Gear Pulley
(6) Tension Pulley
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Legend
(7) Alignment Mark on Oil Pump.
(8) Alignment Mark on Timing Belt
(9) Alignment Mark (notch) on Crankshaft Timing
Pulley.
(10) Alignment Mark (groove) on Crankshaft Timing
Pulley.
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Legend
(1) Timing Belt
(2) Engine Rotation Direction
(3) Cylinder Head Side
1. Install timing belt.
1. Align the mark (notch) of crankshaft timing pulley
(2) with mark on oil pump (1).
Align the mark (groove) on the crankshaft timing
pulley (3) with alignment mark (white dots line) on
the timing belt (4).
NOTE: When timing marks are aligned, No.2 piston will
be on Top Dead Center.
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Legend
(1) Alignment Mark on Oil Pump
(2) Groove on Crankshaft Timing Pulley
(3) Alignment Mark on Crankshaft Timing Pulley
(4) Alignment Mark on Timing Belt
ENGINE MECHANICAL 6A–31
2. Align the alignment mark on the RH bank
camshaft drive gear pulley (2) to the alignment
mark of the cylinder head cover RH (3).
3. Align the alignment mark (white line) on the timing
belt (1) with alignment mark on the RH bank
camshaft drive gear pulley (2) (on the left side as
viewed from the front of the vehicle) and put the
timing belt on the camshaft drive gear pulley.
Secure the belt with a double clip or equivalent
clip.
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Legend
(1) Alignment Mark on Timing Belt (White line).
(2) Alignment Mark on Camshaft Drive Gear
Pulley.
(3) Alignemnt Mark on Cylinder Head Cover RH.
4. Align the alignment mark on the LH bank
camshaft drive gear pulley (2) to the alignment
mark of the cylinder head cover LH (3).
5. Align the alignment mark (white line) on the timing
belt (1) with the alignment mark on the LH bank
camshaft drive gear pulley (2).
When aligning the timing marks, use a wrench to
turn the camshaft drive gear pulley, then set the
timing mark between timing belt and camshaft
drive gear pulley and put the timing belt on the
camshaft drive gear pulley.
Secure the belt with a double clip or equivalent
clip.
NOTE: It is recommended for easy installation that the
belt be secured with a double clip or equivalent clip after
it is installed the timing belt to each pulley.
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Legend
(1) Alignment Mark on Timing Belt (White line).
(2) Alignment Mark on Camshaft Drive Gear
Pulley.
(3) Alignemnt Mark on Cylinder Head Cover LH.
6. Install crankshaft pulley temporarily and tighten
center bolt by hand (do not use a wrench).
Turn the crankshaft pulley clockwise to give some
belt slack between the crankshaft timing pulley
and the RH bank camshaft drive gear pulley.
2. Install pusher and tighten bolt to the specified torque.
Torque : 25 N·m (2.5 Kg·m/18 lb ft)
1. Install the pusher while pushing the tension pulley
to the belt.
2. Pull out pin from the pusher.
NOTE: When reusing the pusher, press the pusher with
approximately 100Kg to retract the rod, and insert a pin
(1.4 mm piano wire).
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Mar 18, 2009 | 2000 Isuzu Trooper

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2004 Durango 5.7 timing gear alignment


  1. If tensioner assembly is being replaced, install tensioner and mounting bolts. Torque bolts to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.) .
  2. Retract tensioner if required. CAUTION: The camshaft pin and the slot in the cam sprocket must be clocked at 12:00. The crankshaft keyway must be clocked at 2:00. The crankshaft sprocket must be installed so that the dots and or paint marking is at 6:00.
  3. Place both camshaft sprocket and crankshaft sprocket on the bench with timing marks on exact imaginary center line through both camshaft and crankshaft bores.
CAUTION: The timing chain must be installed with the single plated link aligned with the dot and or paint marking on the camshaft sprocket. The crankshaft sprocket is aligned with the dot and or paint marking on the sprocket between two plated timing chain links.
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Feb 13, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Durango

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Need to find out tdc for the camshaft gear


Align timing pointer on transmission bellhousing with white T.D.C. mark on flexplate or flywheel, make sure up marks on each camshaft pulley at top and align marks on each pulley aligned with the edges of the cyl. head.

Nov 30, 2008 | 1984 Honda Prelude

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