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I need to know how to find and align the crank and cam timing marks for a 1989 plymouth 2.5 4 cyl. Engine. I had to replace a broken timing belt and am ready to install after I align the timing. Thx.r.

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Auto Zone has a "Repair Guide" section in its on-line web page that is equivalent to a Haynes repair manual and it's free.

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NOTE: Some procedures may differ slightly due to engine
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Removal
1) Remove all necessary air ducts. Position No. 4 piston at
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1) Handle timing belt carefully. Avoid twisting or kinking
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