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I replaced the head on my 1988 D-50, 2.6L engine. Now I cannot seem to get the camshaft and timing set up properly. I have the little hole aligning up with the top right side of head, and the crankshaft mark centered on the pulley mark. But it is coming up as top dead center on cylinder # 4. If I get the crankshaft to line up with the # 1 cylnder at top dead center, then the hole on the camshaft gear is aligned up with the left side of the head. I have a Chilton manual, which practically worthless.

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Is the following what you see? Fig. 10: Timing marks ? 2.0L and 2.6L engines

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • eaglerest Jul 11, 2010

    I have set the crankshaft pulley mark to line up with the center mark on the front cover. I have set the engine to where # 1 piston is at TDC. The problem is the camshaft gear is 180 degrees off. The tiny alignment hole is lined up with the left side of the top front of the head. The manual says it should be on the right side. When I get it on the right side, # 4 cylinder is at TDC. I am confused with setting up # 1 cylinder at TDC, so the crankshaft and the camshaft are set properly.



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    Duane Wong Jul 11, 2010

    Are you disconnecting the timing chain from the camshaft sprocket when you rotate the crankshaft?

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How do i reset the timing on 2001 2.7l concorde if the chain was replaced and the timing is off


Did you take pictures while removing the originals? It's always a good habit. Below are the instructions you need to follow. Your own pics are very helpful when doing a big job like this.
  1. Disconnect negative battery (1) cable.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Remove upper intake manifold.
  4. Remove cylinder head covers, crankshaft vibration damper, and timing chain cover.
CAUTION: When aligning timing marks, always rotate engine by turning the crankshaft. Failure to do so will result in valve and/or piston damage.
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  1. Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to mark on oil pump housing (2). The mark on oil pump housing is 600 ATDC of #1 cylinder.
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  1. Remove primary timing chain tensioner retainer cap (2) and tensioner (1) from right cylinder head.
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  1. Disconnect and remove camshaft position sensor (4) from left cylinder head.
  2. Remove timing chain guide access plugs (3) from cylinder heads.
NOTE: When camshaft sprocket bolts are removed, the camshafts will rotate in a clockwise direction.
  1. Starting with the right camshaft sprocket, remove the sprocket attaching bolts. Remove camshaft damper (1) (if equipped) and sprocket.
  2. Remove left side camshaft sprocket attaching bolts and remove sprocket.
  3. Remove lower chain guide (7) and tensioner arm (8).
  4. Remove the primary timing chain (5).
  5. Remove crankshaft sprocket (6).
INSTALLATION
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  1. Inspect all sprockets (4,9,11) and chain guides (2,5,10). Replace if worn.
  2. For crankshaft sprocket installation procedures Refer to CRANKSHAFT SPROCKET.
  3. If removed, install right and left side short chain guides (11). Tighten attaching bolts to 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.) .
  4. Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to the mark on oil pump housing (3).
NOTE: Lubricate timing chain and guides with engine oil before installation.
  1. Place left side primary chain sprocket onto the chain so that the timing mark is located in-between the two (plated) timing links (1).
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  1. Lower the primary chain with left side sprocket through the left cylinder head opening.
NOTE: The camshaft sprockets can be allowed to float on the camshaft hub during installation.
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  1. Purge oil from timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
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  1. Reset timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
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CAUTION: Ensure the tensioner is properly reset. The tensioner body (4) must bottom against the top edge of Special Tool 8186 (3). Failure to properly perform the resetting procedure may cause tensioner jamming.

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  1. Activate the timing chain tensioner by using a flat bladed pry tool to gently pry tensioner arm towards the tensioner slightly. Then release the tensioner arm. Verify the tensioner is activated (extends).
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Remove any oil or water on the idler pulley and keep it clean.

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    2. Install the timing chain guide access plug to the left cylinder head and torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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    2. Place the check ball end of the tensioner into the shallow end of the Tensioner Resetting Special tool 8186.
    3. Using hand pressure, slowly depress the tensioner until oil is purged from the cylinder.
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    2. Place the check ball end of the tensioner into the shallow end of the Tensioner Resetting Special tool 8186.
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      WARNING Ensure that the tensioner is properly reset. The tensioner body must be bottomed against the top edge of the Tensioner Resetting Special tool 8186. Failure to properly perform the resetting procedure may cause tensioner jamming.
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    4. Timing chain guides.
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      2. Remove washer, then install bolt into camshaft by hand.
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    1. Tensioner assembly attaching bolts and tensioner assembly.
    2. MARK CRANKSHAFT SPROCKET AND TIMING CHAIN outer surface for reassembly.
    3. Timing chain.
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    1. Intake camshaft sprocket onto camshaft with surface marked during removal showing.
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      1. Crankshaft MUST be rotated 90°clockwise off of TDC in order to give the valves adequate clearance to open.
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    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.
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