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I have a 1997 toyota camry le i replace the head gasket i for got to mark my camshaft which of the marks are correct

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Which engine do u have?

Posted on May 30, 2010

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  • mooneyinva May 30, 2010

    i am sorry 2.2 liter

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    yadayada May 30, 2010

    here are the complete instructions start to finish 1992-99 2.2 liter

    Step 1
    Raise and support the car on jack stands. Remove the right front wheel and the inner splash shield. Use the floor jack to support the engine. Remove the right-hand engine-mount bracket and the torque strut. Remove the coolant reservoir tank and the alternator and bracket. Remove the upper timing-belt cover and rotate the engine clockwise until the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley lines up with the "O" mark of the timing indicator on the timing-belt cover.

  • Step 2
    Make sure the hole in the camshaft sprocket lines up vertically with the mark on the camshaft-bearing cap behind the sprocket. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt and, using the puller, take off the pulley. Remove the lower timing-belt cover and the belt guide washer. Loosen the tensioner bolt, push the tensioner away from the timing belt and lightly tighten the bolt to hold the tensioner out of the way. Remove the timing belt.

  • Step 3
    Make sure the timing marks are lined up. Install the new timing belt, starting from the crankshaft sprocket on the right side, and work it on counterclockwise, keeping all of the tension on the non-tensioned side.

  • Step 4
    Install the belt guide washer, the timing-belt lower cover and the crankshaft pulley and bolt. Torque the bolt to 80 foot-pounds of torque. Make sure the notch on the crankshaft pulley lines up with the "O" mark on the timing pointer on the timing-belt cover. Check the camshaft sprocket and make sure the hole in the camshaft is straight up and lined up with the mark on the cam bearing cap.

  • Step 5
    Loosen the tensioner and allow it to put tension on the belt. Turn the crankshaft two turns and line up the timing marks. If the tensioner has a silver spring, torque the bolt to 31 foot-pounds of torque. If the tensioner has a green spring, rotate the engine counterclockwise three teeth and torque the bolt to 31 foot-pounds of torque. Install the components in reverse order of removal.
  • mooneyinva May 30, 2010

    i understand that part but i was talking about the camshafts assy. i took them out to remove the head bolts

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 30, 2010

    here are some useful diagrams

  • mooneyinva May 30, 2010

    i have the diagram but i am looking marks on the cam gears

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 30, 2010

    Rotate the crankshaft so cylinder #1 is at TDC on the compression stroke.
    Note Cylinder #1 is the front cylinder at the timing belt end of the engine.

    Make sure the timing marks on the crankshaft pulley are aligned with "0" mark on the timing belt cover.

    Make sure the hole in the camshaft sprocket aligns with the mark on camshaft bearing cap.
    Note: If the hole does not align, rotate the crankshaft one complete revolution.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 30, 2010

    go to the link below for link to the factory service manual, the set up is the same from 1992 to 2001

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 30, 2010

    page three is what u want in the PDF for the camshaft sprocket alignment hole

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