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What are the marks for the camshaft on a 2002 VW

What are the marks on the camshaft when replacing a timing belt on a 2.0L 2002 VW golf.

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There is a cutout on the inner part of the camwheel. It has a demarkation shaped like the tip of an arrow. This should line up to the 3:00 point on the edge of the head. you can tell for sure because at this position you should easily be able to move the camshaft sprocket about 3/4 inch in both directions easily from the pinpoint.

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    Fig. Locking the injection pump with the VW tool as shown-Volkswagen 1.9L Diesel engines


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