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Timing belt im have trouble finding top dead center on a nissan pathfinder 1998 3.3l

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  • klunk182 Jul 06, 2008

    i have the marks lined up, on the belt there are 3 lines two soild and one dotted do those g

    o to certian gears

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Try removing spark plug No1 and insert a rod or fine screw driver and detect the top dead point of the piston.

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  • Armel Aubeelack Jul 06, 2008

    I'm preety sure that the solid marks go on the cam sprocket and the solid on your crank sproket. make sure you get the marks aligned properly if you are not sure remove the oil liller cap and check the position of the valves.

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THIS ANSWER IS ANSWERED AS IF YOU WERE RENEWING THE TIMING BELT/CHAIN

im not sure what vehicle you are working on .. if it is a reasonably modern vehicle it will also have a crank angle sensor... if it doesnt the same still applies:

firstly take a good look at the front crankcase cover
(that the camshaft and carnkshaft stick through-generally alloy)
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