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Timing belt auto tensioner went bad and this caused the timing belt to slip or jump around. When I opened it up the belt was so loose I could not turn crank to move cams to timing marks without it slipping. I need to reset the alignment of the cams and crank. can anyone help me? or point me to the place to get a service manual or repair guide that explains how to do it?

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SOURCE: 2002 mazda poetege> correct timing mark alignment.

there are other diagrams on that page if this is not the right one.

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If the belt has slipped you might be in trouble, becuase it's an interference engine.


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SOURCE: 1986 nissan 300zx timing belt replacement, cams moved!

the gears of the timing are marked with little indents on the gears and little dimples in the tin behind the gears on the cams and on the bottom gear (crank shaft) there is on the aluminum housing behind it the top is open and on the front side is a lip that only goes a short distance half inch or so and then it has a notch in that lip and goes back to the lip . thats the bottom timing notch . you line up the notch and the marks and its right ... turn the engin over twice and check it .. it should still be the same .. the timing belt needs to be only so tight so dont over do the adjustment .. half an inch of deflection at twenty pounds of presure .. measure it between the rear of the car cam and the tension adjuster .. half an inch should be measured as its more movement then normaly figured as tight i thought .. good luck .. paul in sw idaho

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SOURCE: how do you align the camshaft & crankshaft timing marks 1.9

This is the same as a Ford Escort 1.9, the #1 cylinder should be all the way up. To confirm- the crak shift mark should be on zero which is Crank Shift Center- THe camshift sproket should align with the headmark. Make sure both marks don't move. Align the belt- not too tight , not to loose

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Timing belt set-up for a 2000 Seat Inca 1.9 SDi

1. Align the crankshaft timing marks on the flywheel / gearbox

2. Remove the valve cover
3. Lock the camshaft

4. Fit the injection pump locking pin


5. Loosen the camshaft gearwheel bolt, 180 degrees. Use a wrench to counter-hold
6. Loosen the camshaft gearwheel while holding it in place


7. Fit the timing belt in the sequence as shown in the below figure: a - b - c - d - e - f - g


8. Fit the timing belt and camshaft gearwheel together
9. Turn the tensioner clockwise to align both marks


10. Tighten the large bolt on the tensioner to a torque of 20 Nm
11. Check for correct fit
12. Lock the camshaft. Tighten the camshaft gearwheel bolts: 45 Nm. Use a wrench to counter-hold
13. Remove helping tools
14. Turn the engine two rotations by hand
15. Repeat the procedure if required
16. Fit the vacuum pump
17. Refit the crankshaft pulley. Tighten torque: 20 Nm + 20 degrees
18. Fit the timing belt cover
19. Refit the valve cover
20. Fit the ancillary drive belt
21. Refit the inlet air manifold hoses
22. Check the injection timing

Torque settings:
Camshaft gearwheel: 45 Nm
Tensioner pulley: 20 Nm
Crankshaft pulley: 20 Nm + 20 degrees

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