I tried to set the timing marks according to instructions. the problem is the instructions say to align cam gear mark with the notch on the block but when you try , the cam will not stay in position due to it being in the middle of the stroke. as soon as you release the wrench from the cam bolt the cam jumps past the mark.
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Hello hjolana: My name is Roger and i will help you. I have attached a picture of the timing marks.The camshaft mark aligns with the mark at top of cover behind the cam gear. The lower mark aligns with the notch on the block and the crankshaft key way is at 12:00 o'clock. See the picture. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
roll the crankshaft pulley around until u get the mark to line up with 0 or TDC. once u get the cover off mark the cam sproket to the head with whiteout and mark the crank gear to the block also. (in case they move on you. loosen tensioner and pry to one side.tighten tensioner bolt and remove the belt. install new belt and get the slack to move toward the tensioner side. (u may have to move the cam slightly to allow all the slack to go toward the tensioner. then move it back to the mark, making sure the crank didnt move. loosen tensioner bolt and let it spring toward the belt and apply pressure with yr hand a little more snug while u tightn bolt. then rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions by hand and your marks should line back up. if the marks are more than 1/2 tooth off u must re do it!
woot i feel your pain i had the same problem. go to autozone.com and go to thier vehicle repair.
enter your year make and model and find it. but please hear me on this one.. be carfule thier are like 2 timing references and one timing mark. USE THE DOT. pls i learned the hard way. lol use the dot on the cam sproket. good luck
I just did my 95.
The bottom outside pulley has a little cut in it,and its little.Line that at 5 degrees the 3rd line on the plastic marker.
Now on the cam,there`s 2 marks.use the one that has the nipple under it and line it with the v on the back plate.