Question about Dodge Stratus
I do not know you can give these websites a try www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com and you can also try stoping in your local dodge dealership and they print you off pictures and diagrams if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
If you are replacing a timing belt then the marks are on the cams and crank. align the slots on the very edge of the cam wheels they will meet in the middle. on the crank there should be a weird shaped v on the plate attached to the shaft. align that with a raised triangle on the block at about 11:00
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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Timing the Cam to the Crank
There are several ways to time the cam to the crank. Be sure to check the manual before you install the timing chain or belt.
If the old parts are available, carefully compare the new gears or sprockets with the old ones. Check the keyway and timing marks just in case there might have been an error made in manufacturing. Sprockets are sometimes stamped backward. Its much better to find the problem during assembly, rather than waiting until problems show up after reassembly and reinstallation.
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During a valve job, it is essential to keep the timing chain or belt in place to maintain correct valve timing. Position the number one cylinder at TDC. Some overhead cam engines use a single long chain for a cam drive. The chain can be wedged against its guides with a tapered block of wood.
the chain tensioner on some ohc engines must be wedged to keep the chain in position during cylinder head removal. courtesy of nissan motors.
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