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How do I find the timing marks to time a 4-cyl 93 Caravan engine? I have the crank gear and camshaft gear already exposed and new belt already on. I need to know how to align it to the proper position.

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The crankshaft gear has a center punch mark on gear and the intermediate gear has a line mark on gear. Rotate the crank until the #1 piston is top dead center. In doing so the crankshaft mark should line up with the intermediate gear mark. (crankshaft mark at 1 oclock and intermediate gear mark at 7 oclock). At the same time look at the cam gear and the small hole should be at the top and the two larger holes should align with the bearing cap. ((parting line should be looking at it will be 50/50 when you look at the front of cam gear). Remember to remove belt before timing engine correctly. Also make sure the negative wire is disconnected from battery before starting this job. Hope this will help you.

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Legend
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Legend
(1) Crankshaft Timing Pulley
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(1) Timing Belt
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(1) Alignment Mark on Oil Pump
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