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2004 dodge stratus. I changed the timing belt and sepertine belts(dual) I now cannot get the timing right the engine rattles. how do I reset the timing is there a Engine schematic?

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  • amos0859 Nov 13, 2009

    I need to know what the position is to set the timing for the dual cam. I

  • amos0859 Nov 13, 2009

    What is the correct timing position for crank and the dual overhead cams? I think that is where I need to correct the proble.



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Unlikely that your car would start if the belt is off even one tooth. It is possible, but you would probably have more symptoms that simply a rattle, if you could get it to start, it would run so rough it would probably not pull out of its tracks. As for the ignition timing, you can check on a diagnostic machine or possibly with a timing light. Good Luck!

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  • Hal Hallman Nov 13, 2009

    The marks will align at 9:00 on the right cam and 3:00 on the left cam.

  • Hal Hallman Nov 13, 2009

    The top dead center (TDC) mark on the oil pump housing must line up with the TDC mark on the crankshaft sprocket, The crankshaft sprocket TDC mark is on the trailing edge of the sprocket tooth. Good Luck.



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