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Timing chain installation saturn l200 2.2

Should there be any slack in a timing chain betwee the intake and the exhaust cam sprockets on a 2001 saturn l200 2.2l?

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  • Daniel Cloutier May 03, 2010

    The new timing chain only has one shaded link is there a better way to tell where the chain sets in the sprocket? The recall chain has a copper silver and a shaded link the replacement does not. I got about a half inch of slack at this time

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Hardly any slack. There should be a pinch of slack. No more than about 1/8"

Posted on May 03, 2010

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield May 03, 2010

    I like to put the link at the very top. Just a thing I do.
    There is a very simple check for a loose timing chain due to a
    broken tensioner, worn gears, or a stretched chain. Pull the
    distributor cap
    and observe the rotor position. Take a breaker bar and a appropriate
    socket and
    put it on the crankshaft damper pulley. If you have a degree wheel put
    it on
    the damper pulley else you can just chalk mark the timing mark position
    at the
    appropriate time.



    Now - slowly turn the crankshaft pulley in a clockwise
    direction.
    Watch the distributor and observe that the rotor is moving. Stop
    turning. Now
    - mark the damper pulley position with the chalk or observe the degree
    wheel.
    Very carefully turn the crankshaft in the other direction and VERY
    carefully
    observe the rotor in the distributor. The instant it begins to move
    STOP
    turning and mark the crankshaft position again. Measure the number of
    degrees
    of rotation of the crankshaft. If there is a lot of slop in the chain
    then you
    will have moved the crankshaft ten or fifteen degrees (or more) before
    taking
    the slop out of the chain after the reversal before the camshaft began
    to turn.
    Get the picture?? If all is well and there is no slack in the timing
    chain then
    you will see about three to five degrees of "reverse motion" before
    the distributor begins to turn.


    If you are not sure how many degrees it turned during the
    procedure
    there is a simple way to calculate that based on the spacing between the
    chalk
    marks. Take a string and wrap it around the crankshaft damper where you
    made
    the chalk marks to measure the circumference of the damper. Let's say
    it was 18
    inches. If there is one inch between the chalk marks then divide 1 by
    18 and
    multiply the result by 360 (the number of degrees in a circle). In this
    case
    the answer is 20 degrees and it is time to replace the gears!!!


    If the valve timing is off then the engine will run poorly.
    There
    are many reasons for that but one main one is that the compression will
    be low
    on all cylinders. If the chain slop is not excessive it is still
    possible that
    you have jumped a tooth especially if it is a rubber timing belt.


    To check the valve/crank timing just pull the valve cover and
    observe the valves for the #1 cylinder. Pull the spark plugs, hand
    crank the
    engine over with a finger covering the spark plug hole for #1, and wait
    until it
    starts up on the compression stroke. Make sure you are rotating the
    engine in
    the same direction that the starter motor turns it. You will feel the
    pressure
    escaping past your finger. That means that the piston is on the way up
    towards
    top dead center (TDC). Now, watch the timing mark on the crankshaft
    damper
    pulley and continue rotating the engine until the timing mark is at TDC.
    Both
    valves must be completely closed at this time. There should be no doubt
    of it.
    You can watch the valve action as they close and make certain that they
    are
    closed. If either one is even slightly open you have a problem. A
    compression
    test will also reveal timing problems. From the above description it
    should be
    obvious that the compression on all cylinders will be low if a valve is
    still
    open at TDC. So all cylinders will show low compression values.




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      Fig. Timing chain and related components-3.8L Engine


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      Fig. Left timing chain markings and installation: (D) exhaust camshaft sprocket (C) intake camshaft sprocket-3.8L Engine

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      Fig. Right timing chain markings and installation: (C) exhaust camshaft sprocket (B) intake camshaft sprocket-3.8L Engine

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      Fig. Timing cover sealant application-3.8L Engine

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      Fig. Timing cover gasket installation (A) gaskets-3.8L Engine

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      Fig. Timing cover bolt torque sequence and specification-3.8L Engine

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    Fig. Lining up the crankshaft sprocket mark with the colored link in the 5 o-clock position (2).


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    Fig. Aligning the intake camshaft sprocket mark with the colored link in the 2 o-clock position (1).


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    Fig. Aligning the exhaust camshaft sprocket (3).

To install:
  1. Install the crankshaft sprocket with the timing mark in the 5 o-clock position.
  2. Assemble the intake camshaft sprocket to the timing chain with the timing mark lined up with the uniquely colored link (1). Hand tighten a new intake camshaft sprocket bolt.
  3. Lower the timing chain through the opening in the cylinder head.
  4. Route the timing chain around the crankshaft sprocket and line up the first marching colored link (2) with the timing mark on the crankshaft sprocket.
  5. Install the exhaust camshaft sprocket with a new bolt loosely onto the exhaust camshaft.
  6. Align the timing mark on the sprocket with the last matching colored (3).
  7. If necessary, align the camshaft as follows:
    1. Using a 24 mm wrench, first turn the intake camshaft until the alignment feature on the back of the camshaft sprocket seats in the notch in the front of the intake camshaft.
    2. Turn the crankshaft 45 degrees in either direction.
    3. Turn the intake camshaft to the appropriate location.
    4. Turn the crankshaft back to top dead center (TDC).
  8. When the sprocket seats in on the camshaft, tighten the sprocket bolt hand tight.
  9. Verify all of the colored links and the appropriate timing marks are still aligned.
  10. Install the fixed timing chain guide. Tighten the bolts to 133 inch lbs. (15 Nm).
  11. Install the upper timing chain guide. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  12. Using a 24 mm wrench to hold the camshafts, tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm) plus 30 degrees.
  13. Measure the timing chain tensioner from end to end. A new tensioner should be supplied in the fully compressed non-active state. A tensioner in the compressed state will measure 2.83 inches (72 mm) front end to end. A tensioner in the active state will measure 3.35 inches (85 mm) from end to end.
  14. If the timing chain tensioner is not in the compressed state, perform the following steps:
    1. Remove the piston assembly from the body of the timing chain tensioner by pulling it out.
    2. Install the bottom half of the Tensioner tool J-45027-2 into a vise.
    3. Install the notch end of the piston assembly into the bottom half of the tensioner tool.
    4. Using the top half of the Tensioner tool J-45027-1, turn the ratchet cylinder into the piston.
    5. Install the compressed piston assembly back into the timing chain tensioner body until it stops at the bottom of the bore. Do not compress the piston assembly against the bottom of the bore.

  15. Install the timing chain tensioner assembly. Tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  16. Release the timing chain tensioner by compressing it approximately 0.08 inches (2mm). Feed a rubber-tipped tool down through the cam drive chest to reset on the cam chain. Give the tool a sharp jolt diagonally downwards to release the tensioner.
  17. Install the timing chain oiling nozzle.
  18. Install the timing chain guide bolt access hold plug with silicone sealant on the threads. Tighten the plug to 59 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  19. Install or connect the following:

    Camshaft cover. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Front cover with new gasket. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Accessory drive belt tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Crankshaft balancer pulley using a new bolt. Tighten the bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) plus 75 degrees. Accessory drive belt, Front fender liner, Ground strap to camshaft cover Ignition coil and module assembly, Fuel line bracket, Air intake assembly, Negative battery cable
  20. Refill the cooling system to the correct level.
  21. Refill the engine with oil to the correct level.
  22. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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    Fig. Compressing the timing chain tensioner-2.2L engine.

Oct 06, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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Need directions on how to install a timing chain on a 2002 Saturn L series 2.2 liter along with the allignment marks for the intake and exhaust cams


To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Timing chain drive sprocket to crankshaft
      1. Rotate the crank so the mark on the sprocket is at the 5 o'clock position
  2. Assemble chain to the intake camshaft sprocket alignment copper link to the "INT" diamond timing mark on the camshaft sprocket sat_car_22_tmng-chn_pos.gif

    NOTE: When lowering the timing chain rotate the assembly 90° to allow the chain to fall between the cylinder block bosses then rotate the assembly back so the camshaft sprocket is facing forward.
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  3. Lower the assembly through the chain housing opening on top of the cylinder head. Use care to ensure that the chain goes around both sides of the cylinder block bosses NOTE: The crankshaft sprocket timing mark will be at approximately the 5 o'clock position.
  4. Route chain around crankshaft sprocket and align silver link to the timing mark sat_car_22_set_tdc.gif

    NOTE: The camshaft sprocket bolts are not reusable; they are torque-to-yield and must be discarded to prevent premature failure.
  5. Install or connect the following:
    • Intake camshaft sprocket loosely onto the intake camshaft then install the new camshaft sprocket bolt finger tight NOTE: It is not necessary to align the sprocket-to-camshaft offset notch at this time.
    • Adjustable timing chain guide through the opening on top of the cylinder head then install the chain guide bolt; torque to 89 lb-in. (10 Nm) sat_car_22_ajst_tmng-ch_guid.gif

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    • Exhaust camshaft sprocket loosely onto the exhaust camshaft with the timing mark on the sprocket aligned with the silver link then install a new camshaft sprocket bolt finger tight
    NOTE: It is not necessary to align the sprocket-to-camshaft offset notch at this time.
    NOTE: The camshaft sprocket bolts are not reusable; they are torque-to-yield and must be discarded to prevent premature failure.
  6. Align the camshaft sprocket-to-camshaft then tighten the camshaft bolt using the following procedure: sat_car_22_crnk_tmng-c_mrk.gif

    NOTE: Do not rotate either camshaft more than 1/2 turn in either direction with the crankshaft at Top Dead Center (TDC). To do so may cause valve to piston contact resulting in a damaged valve and/or a damaged piston.
    • Ensure that the sprocket timing mark is at the 5 o'clock position
    • Rotate the intake camshaft using a 24mm wrench on the flats of the camshaft until the sprocket-to-camshaft alignment notch seats
    • When the sprocket seats on the camshaft tighten the sprocket bolt finger tight
    • Rotate exhaust camshaft using a 24mm wrench on the flats of the camshaft until the sprocket-to-camshaft alignment notch seats
    • When the sprocket seats on the camshaft tighten the sprocket bolt finger tight
  7. Verify that all colored links are aligned with the appropriate marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets NOTE: If they are not repeat steps 1C through 4.
  8. Install the fixed timing chain guide and bolts; torque to 89 lb-in. (10 Nm)
  9. Install the fixed timing chain guide bolt access hole plug; torque to 30 lb-ft. (40 Nm)
  10. Install upper timing chain guide and bolts; torque to 89 lb-in. (10 Nm) NOTE: Use a 24mm wrench to support the camshaft while applying torque to the camshaft sprocket bolt. Do not torque the camshaft bolts against the timing chain as it may damage the timing chain.
  11. Torque the intake and exhaust camshaft sprocket bolts; torque as follows:
    • First Pass: 63 lb-ft. (85 Nm)
    • Second Pass: Turn an additional 30° using a torque angle gauge
  12. Install the sealing ring and tensioner assembly; torque to 55 lb-ft. (75 Nm)
  13. Install or connect the following:
    • Timing chain oil nozzle and bolt; torque to 89 lb-in. (10 Nm)
    • Camshaft cover assembly
    • Engine front cover
    • Negative battery cable; torque to 13 lb-ft. (17 Nm)

Nov 12, 2010 | 2002 Saturn L-Series

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How do i reset the timing in a 1997 z24 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4 twin cam? Where are the timing marks on the cam gears?


2.3L and 2.4L Engines Before attempting to remove the timing chain, read the entire procedure.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the timing chain front cover, as outlined earlier in this section.
  3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise, as viewed from the front of engine/normal rotation, until the camshaft sprocket timing dowel pin holes line up with the holes in the timing chain housing. The crankshaft sprocket keyway should point upwards and line up with the centerline of the cylinder bores. This is the "timed'' position. Fig. 8: The chain must be in the "timed'' position - 2.3L and 2.4L engines 87953108.gif
    Fig. 9: Remove the timing chain guides 87953109.gif

  4. Remove the timing chain guides.
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6. Make sure all of the slack in the timing chain is above the tensioner assembly, then remove the tensioner. The timing chain must be disengaged from any wear grooves in the tensioner shoe in order to remove the shoe. Slide a suitable prytool under the timing chain while pulling the shoe outward. WARNING
    Do NOT attempt to pry the socket off the camshaft or damage to the sprocket or chain housing could occur.
  7. If difficulty is encountered in removing the chain tensioner shoe, remove the intake camshaft sprocket, as follows;
    1. Carefully lower the vehicle.
    2. Hold the intake camshaft sprocket with a suitable tool and remove the sprocket bolt and washer.
    3. Remove the washer from the bolt and rethread the bolt back into the camshaft by hand. The bolt provides a surface to push against.
    4. Remove the camshaft sprocket using a three-jaw puller in the three relief holes in the sprocket.
  8. Unfasten the tensioner assembly retaining bolts, then remove the tensioner. NOTE: The timing chain and crankshaft sprocket MUST be marked before removal. If the chain or sprocket is installed with the wear pattern in the opposite direction, noise and increased wear may occur.
  9. Mark the crankshaft sprocket and timing chain outer surface for reassembly, then remove the chain.
  10. Clean the old sealant off the bolt with a wire brush. Clean the threaded hole in the camshaft with a round nylon brush. Inspect the parts for wear and replace as necessary. Note that some scoring of the chain shoe and guides is normal. To install: WARNING
    Failure to follow this procedure may result in severe engine damage.
  11. Position the intake camshaft sprocket onto the camshaft with the surface marked during removal showing.
  12. Install the intake camshaft sprocket retaining bolt and washer, tighten to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm) while holding the sprocket with a suitable tool. Use GM sealant 12345493 or equivalent on the camshaft sprocket bolt.
  13. Place GM tool J 36008, or equivalent camshaft aligning pins, through the holes in the camshaft sprockets into the holes in the timing chain housing. This positions the cams for correct timing.
  14. If the camshafts are out of position and must be rotated more than 1?8 turn in order to install the alignment dowel pins, proceed as follows:
    1. The crankshaft MUST be rotate 90°clockwise off of TDC in order to five the valves adequate clearance to open.
    2. Once the camshafts are in position and the dowels installed, rotate the crankshaft counter clockwise back to TDC. WARNING
      Do not rotate the crankshaft clockwise to TDC; valve or piston damage could result. NOTE: The side of the timing chain that was marked during removal must be showing when the chain is installed.

  15. Place the timing chain over the exhaust camshaft sprockets, around the idler sprocket and around the camshaft sprocket.
  16. Set the camshafts at the timed position and install the timing chain. Remove the alignment dowel pin from the intake camshaft. Using GM tool J 39579, rotate the intake camshaft sprocket counter clockwise enough to slide the timing chain over the intake camshaft sprocket. Release the camshaft sprocket wrench (J 39579 or equivalent). The length of the chain between the two camshaft sprockets will tighten. If properly timed, the intake camshaft alignment dowel pin should slide in easily. If the dowel pin does not fully index, the camshafts are NOT timed correctly and the procedure must be repeated.
  17. Leave the alignment dowel pins installed. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  18. With the slack removed from the chain between the intake camshaft sprocket and the crankshaft sprocket, the timing marks on the crankshaft and cylinder block should be aligned. If the marks are not aligned, move the chain one tooth forward or rearward, remove the slack and recheck the marks. Fig. 10: Timing chain assembly retaining bolts - 2.3L and 2.4L engines 87953111.gif

  19. Reload the timing chain tensioner assembly to its "zero'' position as follows:
    1. Form a keeper from a piece of heavy gauge wire, as shown in the accompanying figure.
    2. Apply slight force on the tensioner blade to compress the plunger.
    3. Insert a small prytool into the reset access hole, and pry the ratchet pawl away from the ratchet teeth while forcing the plunger completely in the hole.
    4. Install the keeper between the access hole and the blade. Fig. 11: Reloading the tensioner to its "ZERO'' position, then install to the chain housing 87953110.gif

  20. Install the tensioner assembly to the timing chain housing. Recheck the plunger assembly installation, it is correctly installed when the long end is toward the crankshaft. Install the tensioner retaining bolts; tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  21. Carefully lower the vehicle enough to reach and remove the alignment dowel pins. WARNING
    Severe engine damage could result if the engine is not properly timed.
  22. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise (normal rotation) two full rotations. Align the crankshaft keyway with the mark on the cylinder block and reinstall the alignment dowel pins. The pins will slide in easily if the engine is correctly timed.
  23. Install the timing chain guides, then install the front (timing chain) cover.
  24. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Oct 02, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Do I need a secondary timing chain or primary for a 2004 Dodge Stratus 6-cyl 2.7?


if you have dohc the 2.7 has 3 timing chains The primary chain goes around the crank sprocket the the water pump and around two intake cam sprockets. The other two chains run around seperate intake and exhaust cam sprockets, to synchronize the intake and exhaust valve timing.

Apr 13, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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2001 pt cruiser broke timing belt


CHECK AUTO ZONE .COM FOR TIMING PROCEEDURE. I HAVE DONE THIS & IT IS VERY HARD TO GET TIMING MARKS PERFECTLY LINED UP. TOOK ABOUT 3 TRIES. ( CAMS WANT TO MOVE DURING PROCESS.) WHEN TIMING IS JUST RIGHT , IT WILL RUN. MAKE SURE BOTH CAM SROCKET ARROWS ARE POINTING UP. THERE IS A TIMING MARK IN THE VALLEY OF THE EXHAUST CAM SPROCKET TEETH THAT I MISSED.YOU HAVE TO START WITH EXHAUST CAM TIMING MARK JUST BELOW INTAKE CAM SPROCKET TIMING MARK & THEN WHEN BELT IS COMPLETELY ON , MOVE EXHAUST CAM TO TAKE UP SLACK IN BELT. IT WORKS !!!

Nov 28, 2008 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Timing specs


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SPECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED (or equivalents)
  • J-36008, Camshaft sprocket timing alignment pins.
  • J-39579, Camshaft sprocket wrench.
CAUTIONS:
  • The timing chain on the 1996 LD9 (VIN T) Twin Cam Engine is not to be replaced with the timing chain from any other model year. The timing sprockets are different on the Twin Cam Engine and the shape of the links matches the sprockets. Engine damage may result if the wrong timing chain is used.
  • The timing chain and crankshaft sprocket MUST be marked so that they are reinstalled with the same side facing out at the time of reassembly.
  • Failure to follow the removal and installation procedures could result in severe engine damage.
REMOVE OR DISCONNECT
  1. Negative battery cable.
  2. Front cover, refer to Timing Cover / Service and Repair .
  3. Rotate crankshaft in clockwise direction until camshaft and crankshaft timing marks are aligned.
  4. Timing chain guides.
  5. Raise and support vehicle.
  6. Ensure slack in timing chain is above tensioner assembly, then remove chain tensioner. The timing chain must be disengaged from grooves in tensioner shoe to permit removal of shoe. Position a suitable screwdriver under timing chain while pulling shoe outward. If difficulty is encountered in removing tensioner shoe, proceed as follows:
    1. Lower vehicle, then while holding the intake camshaft sprocket with J-39579, remove sprocket bolt and washer.
    2. Remove washer, then install bolt into camshaft by hand.
    3. Position a suitable three jaw puller into intake camshaft sprocket relief holes and remove sprocket. CAUTION: Do NOT pry on camshaft sprocket as damage to sprocket or timing chain housing may result.
  1. Tensioner assembly attaching bolts and tensioner assembly.
  2. MARK CRANKSHAFT SPROCKET AND TIMING CHAIN outer surface for reassembly.
  3. Timing chain.
INSTALL OR CONNECT
  1. Intake camshaft sprocket onto camshaft with surface marked during removal showing.
  2. Intake camshaft sprocket retaining bolt and washer, torque to 70 Nm (52 ft lbs) while holding the sprocket with J-39579 (if removed).
  3. Timing pins, J-36008, through holes in camshaft sprockets into holes in timing chain housing to position camshafts for proper timing. If camshafts are out of position and must be rotated more that 1/8 turn to insert timing pins:
    1. Crankshaft MUST be rotated 90°clockwise off of TDC in order to give the valves adequate clearance to open.
    2. Once the camshafts are in position and the timing pins have been installed rotate crankshaft COUNTERCLOCKWISE to TDC. CAUTION: Do NOT rotate the crankshaft clockwise to TDC, valve or piston damage could occur.
  1. Timing chain over exhaust camshaft sprocket, around idler sprocket and around crankshaft sprocket.
  2. Set camshaft sprockets at timed position and install timing chain. Remove timing pin from intake camshaft. Using J-39579, rotate the intake camshaft sprocket counterclockwise until timing chain can be installed over sprocket. Release J-39579 after timing chain has been installed over sprocket. The length of chain between intake and exhaust camshaft sprockets should tighten. The timing pin should easily fit through intake camshaft sprocket timing hole into timing chain housing timing hole. If timing pin does not fully index, the camshafts are NOT timed correctly and the procedure MUST be repeated.
  3. With timing pins installed, raise and support vehicle.
  4. With slack removed from timing chain between intake camshaft sprocket and crankshaft sprocket, timing marks on crankshaft and engine block should be aligned. If the marks are not aligned, move timing chain one tooth forward or rearward to align marks. Remove slack and recheck marks.
  5. Reload tensioner assembly to zero position as follows:
    1. Form a keeper out of heavy gauge wire into a U-shaped piece with a half inch opening.
    2. Apply slight force on tensioner blade to compress plunger.
    3. Insert small screwdriver into reset access hole and pry rachet pawl away from ratchet teeth while forcing the plunger completely in the hole.
    4. Install keeper between access hole and blade.
  1. Tensioner assembly to chain housing and recheck plunger assembly installation, noting long end is toward crankshaft.
  2. Tighten timing chain tensioner bolts to 10 Nm (89 in lbs) .
  3. Lower vehicle to point where timing pins can be removed from camshaft sprockets.
  4. Rotate crankshaft two revolutions in the clockwise direction. Align crankshaft keyway with the mark on cylinder block and reinstall timing pins through camshaft sprockets into housing timing holes. Timing pins should slide easily through timing holes. If timing pins cannot be inserted easily, repeat procedure to properly time engine. CAUTION: If the engine is not correctly timed, severe engine damage could occur.
  5. Timing chain guides.
  6. Engine front cover.
  7. Negative battery cable.

Nov 15, 2008 | 1995 Pontiac Grand Am

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