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I am installing a timing belt on a 1987 Volvo 240. I need to know how to time the Crank, cam and distributor. Thanks

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Camshaft pulley has a notch which lines up with notch on cam cover at approx 11o'clock, crankshaft marks also approx 11 o'clock and the aux shaft for distributer has marks at 9o'clock

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I hope you've solved the problem by now, but there are alignment marks on the crank shaft (top pulley), idler (lower side), and cam shaft (smaller, bottom pulley) which should be aligned with stationary marks on the timing belt rear cover.

The belt has marks that align with the aforementioned marks (lines). The double marks on the belt align with the camshaft marks and the single marks with the others.

Loosen the tensioner clamp (nut) to allow the spring loaded tensioner to press on the belt and retighten the nut.

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