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I have a V6 ,1997 windom.I want to change the timing belt and need the cam settings ,also any other tensioners torque required.Does anyone know or can help me?

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SOURCE: 1991 mazda b2200- timing belt changed

The keyway and or the dot on the crank should be line at 12 oclock. You will see a point on the oil pump housing to go by. On the camshaft the pointer will be at 12 oclock also. Use the O on the camshaft to the top at mark. Be sure to look at the dist. roter to make sure that it is pointing at the #1 spark plug wire. I could get 180 out of time. If you do it right it should start up right away. then you can use a timing light to finish it.
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replace tensioner as recommended when timing belt is changed

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SOURCE: 2000 VW 2.0 Beetle - Manual say not to replace timing belt?

General rule on most cars with a timing belt is change somewhere between 80K and 120K. On some cars, failure of timing belt will destory the engine.

If car is only worth $2500, and labor (parts are cheap on this usually) is $1000, if you can't do it yourself, need to decide if you risk it.

Are you willing to throw away the car when the timing belt breaks? Or spend the $1000, and have some other failure that renders the car useless 5000 miles later?

This is really a financial decision you have to make. If engine blows, you may be able to get $500 for it from junkyard, and you still have your $1000 saved from not changing the timing belt.

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Need timing gear marks for 2004 Kia Sadona 3.5L engine

Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Record the radio anti theft code data.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine cover Accessory drive belts Idler pulley Crankshaft pulley Power steering pump pulley Belt tensioner pulley Upper and lower timing belt covers
  4. Support the engine with a floor jack and remove the engine mount.
  5. Rotate the engine to align the camshaft sprocket timing marks with the cylinder head cover timing marks.

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    Fig. Timing belt routing and timing marks-3.5L Engine

  6. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Auto tensioner Timing belt

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    Fig. Timing belt and related components-3.5L Engine

To install:
  1. Ensure that the engine is set to Top Dead Center (TDC).
  2. Prepare the auto tensioner for installation by compressing it in a vise and installing a retaining pin.
  3. Install the timing belt in the following order:
    1. Crankshaft sprocket
    2. Idler pulley
    3. Left bank exhaust camshaft sprocket
    4. Left bank intake camshaft sprocket
    5. Water pump pulley
    6. Right bank intake camshaft sprocket
    7. Right bank exhaust camshaft sprocket
    8. Tensioner pulley

  4. Install the auto tensioner. Do not remove the retaining pin at this time.
  5. Check that the crankshaft and camshaft timing marks are aligned correctly.
  6. Rotate the crankshaft 1 / 4 turn Counterclockwise .
  7. Rotate the crankshaft 1 / 4 turn Clockwise to return the engine to TDC.
  8. Loosen the tensioner pulley center bolt.
  9. Apply 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) torque to the tensioner pulley as shown and tighten the center bolt to 32-41 ft. lbs. (43-55 Nm).

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    Fig. Adjusting the tensioner pulley-3.5L Engine

  10. Remove the auto tensioner retaining pin.
  11. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions Clockwise , then wait 5 minutes for the auto tensioner to adjust.
  12. Measure the auto tensioner rod as shown. If the measurement is not 3.8-4.5 mm, then repeat the belt tensioning procedure.

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    Fig. Measuring the auto tensioner rod-3.5L Engine

  13. When the auto tensioner measurement is correct, install or connect the following:

    Engine mount Upper and lower timing belt covers Belt tensioner pulley Power steering pump pulley Crankshaft pulley Idler pulley Accessory drive belts Engine cover Negative battery cable
  14. Reprogram the radio anti theft codes.

    Timing Chain, Sprockets, Front Cover & Seal


    Removal & Installation

    3.8L Engine

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
    2. Record the radio anti theft code data.
    3. Remove the engine from the vehicle.
    4. Remove the drive belt. Remove the power steering pump. Remove the air conditioning compressor.
    5. Remove the alternator. Remove the drive belt idler. Remove the drive belt tensioner. Remove the water pump pulley. Remove the intake manifold.
    6. Remove the connector bracket from the left cylinder head cover. Disconnect the right ignition coil connector, condenser connector and remove the bracket.
    7. Remove the left cylinder head cover retaining bolts. Remove the cylinder head cover from the engine.
    8. Remove the right cylinder head cover retaining bolts. Remove the cylinder head cover from the engine.
    9. Set the No. 1 cylinder to TDC on the compression stroke. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with the timing mark T of the lower timing chain cover.
    10. Check that the mark of the camshaft timing sprockets are in straight line positioning on the cylinder head surface. If not rotate the crankshaft 360 degrees. Do not rotate the engine counterclockwise.
    11. Remove the oil pan. Remove the crankshaft damper pulley. Remove the timing chain cover.
      NOTE Be careful not to damage the contact surfaces of the cylinder block, cylinder head and timing chain cover. Before removing the timing chain, mark the right and left timing chains with an identification mark based on the location of the sprocket because the identification mark on the chain for TDC can be erased.
    12. After compressing the timing chain tensioner, install a set pin. Remove the right cam to cam guide. Remove the right timing chain auto tensioner and timing chain tensioner arm.
    13. Remove the oil pump chain cover. Remove the oil pump chain tensioner assembly. Remove the oil pump chain guide. Remove the right timing chain.
    14. Remove the right timing chain guide. Remove the oil pump chain sprocket and oil pump chain. Remove the crankshaft sprocket, oil pump and camshaft drive gear.
    15. Remove the left cam to cam guide. Remove the left timing chain auto tensioner and timing chain tensioner arm. Remove the left timing chain.
    16. Remove the left timing chain guide. Remove the crankshaft sprocket and left camshaft drive. Remove the tensioner adapter assembly.

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      Fig. Timing chain and related components-3.8L Engine

    To install:
    1. Check the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets for wear and damage, replace as required.
    2. Inspect the tensioner arm and chain guide for wear and damage, replace as required.
    3. Check that the tensioner pin moves smoothly when the ratchet pawl is released with a thin rod.
    4. The key of the crankshaft should be aligned with the timing mark of the timing chain cover. This indicates that the piston is at TDC on the compression stroke.
    5. Install the tensioner adapter assembly. Install the crankshaft sprocket and left camshaft drive.
    6. Install the left timing chain guide and torque the retaining bolts 14-18 ft. lbs.
    7. Install the left timing chain. Be sure to install the chain with no slack between the camshaft and the crankshaft (crankshaft sprocket, timing chain guide, exhaust camshaft sprocket, intake camshaft sprocket). The timing mark of each sprocket should be matched with the timing mark (color ink) of the timing chain at installation of the timing chain.

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      Fig. Left timing chain markings and installation: (D) exhaust camshaft sprocket (C) intake camshaft sprocket-3.8L Engine

    8. Install the left timing chain tensioner arm and torque the retaining bolts 14-16 ft. lbs.
    9. Install the left timing chain tensioner and torque the retaining bolts 7-9 ft. lbs.
    10. Install the left cam to cam guide and torque the retaining bolts 7-9 ft. lbs.
    11. Install the crankshaft sprocket, oil pump and right camshaft drive.
    12. Install the oil pump chain and oil pump sprocket. Torque the retaining bolt to 14-16 ft. lbs.
    13. Install the right timing chain guide. Torque the retaining bolts to 14-18 ft. lbs.
    14. Install the right timing chain. Be sure to install the chain with no slack between the camshaft and the crankshaft (crankshaft sprocket, intake camshaft sprocket, exhaust camshaft sprocket). The timing mark of each sprocket should be matched with the timing mark (color ink) of the timing chain at installation of the timing chain.

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      Fig. Right timing chain markings and installation: (C) exhaust camshaft sprocket (B) intake camshaft sprocket-3.8L Engine

    15. Install the right timing chain tensioner arm. Torque the retaining bolts to 14-17 ft. lbs.
    16. Install the right timing chain auto tensioner. Torque the retaining bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs.
    17. Install the right cam to cam guide and torque the retaining bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs.
    18. Install the oil pump chain guide. Torque the retaining bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs.
    19. Install the oil pump tensioner assembly. Torque the retaining bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs.
    20. Pull out the pins on both the left and right hydraulic tensioners. Install the oil pump chain cover.
    21. Rotate the crankshaft two revolutions in the clockwise direction. Confirm the timing mark. Be sure to rotate the crankshaft in the clockwise direction.
    22. Apply sealant on the chain cover and on the cylinder head, cylinder block, and lower oil pan. Be sure these parts are free of engine oil and dirt.
      NOTE Before assembling the timing chain cover, the liquid sealant TB1217H should be applied on the gap between the cylinder head and block. The part must be assembled with five minutes after the sealant is applied.

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      Fig. Sealant application (1 inch bead width)-3.8L Engine

    23. Apply sealant on the chain cover.
      NOTE The liquid sealant TB1217H should be applied on the gap between the cylinder head and block. The part must be assembled with five minutes after the sealant is applied.

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      Fig. Timing cover sealant application-3.8L Engine

    24. Install a new gasket to the timing case cover.
      NOTE It is important that the dowel pins on the cylinder block and holes on the timing chain cover should be used as a reference in order to assemble the timing chain cover in the correct position.

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      Fig. Timing cover gasket installation (A) gaskets-3.8L Engine

    25. Install the timing chain cover. Torque the retaining bolts in the proper sequence and to specification. The engine should not be started for at least thirty minutes after timing chain cover assembly.

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      Fig. Timing cover bolt torque sequence and specification-3.8L Engine

    26. Install the timing case cover oil seal.
    27. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

May 19, 2012 | 2004 Kia Sedona

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Did you go "by the book" on the timing belt installation procedure? Crtitical on these engines that the timing is spot on, and the tension is set correct
When installing the belt, the exhaust cam sprocket mark should be 1/2 notch below the mark on the intake sprocket, until belt is installed. Then you turn the exhaust cam back to line its mark with the intake cam's mark. This is to remove slack from the belt. Now both cams should have their marks facing each other, while the crank is at TDC with its notch lining up with the arrow on the oil pump case. And the arrows on the cam sprockets should both be facing up.(Belt installation: start at crankshaft, then around water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets, and then around tensioner pulley. Now is when you turn exhaust cam back ( 1/2 notch) to line up with intake cam, removing slack.)
The procedure for the tensioner is dependent on whether you have the mechanical tensioner or the hydraulic tensioner. On the hydraulic tensioner, you will have a pin (like a small allen wrench, very small) placed into the hole on the tensioner to hold the plunger in until installed, and again, by the book, once you have the tension set correctly, you should be able to remove and install the pin easily back into the hole after rotating the crank a couple of revolutions. If the pin will not go back into the hole, take the tension off, and do it again till it is right. The procedure for setting the tension is a bit involved, but here it is: install tensioner to block, do not tighten. Using a torque wrench on the tensioner pulley, apply 250 inch lbs. of torque to the tensioner pulley.Move tensioner up against the tensioner pulley bracket and tighten the fasteners to 275 inch lbs., with torque still applied to the tensioner pulley. Remove tensioner plunger pin. Tension is correct when the pin can be removed and replaced easily.
I hope this helps you. I just finished a timing belt on a Chrysler v-6 Cirrus. Had to do it twice before I got it right, but it works well.
Good luck.

May 03, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Seat inca van 00 sdi 1.9 diesel.. tension polly came loose.. timing belt slipped.. I need to know how to reset it again. Where are the markings on the crank shaft and the cam shaft? Please attach any...

Timing belt set-up for a 2000 Seat Inca 1.9 SDi

1. Align the crankshaft timing marks on the flywheel / gearbox

2. Remove the valve cover
3. Lock the camshaft

4. Fit the injection pump locking pin


5. Loosen the camshaft gearwheel bolt, 180 degrees. Use a wrench to counter-hold
6. Loosen the camshaft gearwheel while holding it in place


7. Fit the timing belt in the sequence as shown in the below figure: a - b - c - d - e - f - g


8. Fit the timing belt and camshaft gearwheel together
9. Turn the tensioner clockwise to align both marks


10. Tighten the large bolt on the tensioner to a torque of 20 Nm
11. Check for correct fit
12. Lock the camshaft. Tighten the camshaft gearwheel bolts: 45 Nm. Use a wrench to counter-hold
13. Remove helping tools
14. Turn the engine two rotations by hand
15. Repeat the procedure if required
16. Fit the vacuum pump
17. Refit the crankshaft pulley. Tighten torque: 20 Nm + 20 degrees
18. Fit the timing belt cover
19. Refit the valve cover
20. Fit the ancillary drive belt
21. Refit the inlet air manifold hoses
22. Check the injection timing

Torque settings:
Camshaft gearwheel: 45 Nm
Tensioner pulley: 20 Nm
Crankshaft pulley: 20 Nm + 20 degrees

May 26, 2011 | Volkswagen Passat Cars & Trucks

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How to set timing when you relesh tensioner and it changes the alignment postion of pullies 2000 ford ranger 2.5 l

Here is the trick. Align marks. Put the timing belt on the crank shaft pulley first, and after on the overhead cam pulley. Release tensioner and rotate the crank shaft till the timing belt makes two full circles. Try to align marks, you will be at least one tooth off. Align the crank shaft on the mark, and find out how many teeth you are off at the cam shaft pulley. Count the teeth. Remove the timing belt from cam shaft pulley only. Move cam shaft pulley in reverse according to the number of teeth you counted. Make sure the crank shaft pulley is on the mark. Mount the belt at cam shaft pulley.Rotate the belt two circles and check the marks. Repeate this procedure til after releasing the tensioner, and rotating the timing belt two full circles, the mars will be align.

Nov 22, 2010 | 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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Hi i was wanting to now if anyone knows the Torque Settings for the head of a 1992 Toyota Windom V6. Thank you.

Cylinder Head Torque Sequence

Tightening torque:
12 sided bolt
Step 1 ..... 34 Nm (25 ft lb)
Step 2 ..... Tighten an additional 90°
Step 3 ..... Tighten an additional 90°
Recessed head bolt ..... 18 Nm (13 ft lb)



Oct 21, 2010 | Toyota Passenger Cars & Trucks

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Timing marks setting Hyundai Lantra

Ensure timing marks aligned [6] & [7] . 1. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets. 2. Slacken tensioner pulley bolt [8] . Push tensioner pulley firmly against timing belt to tension belt. 3. Tighten tensioner pulley bolt [8] . Tightening torque: 43-55 Nm. 4. Except Matrix: Turn crankshaft one turn clockwise. 5. Matrix: Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise. 6. Ensure timing marks aligned [6] . 7. Apply a load of 2 kg to belt at . Belt should deflect 4-6 mm. If not: Adjust position of tensioner pulley. 8. Install components in reverse order of removal. 9. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [2] . Tightening torque: 170-180 Nm

7 is timing mark on cam,pin mark to top,hole in spoke below pin mark lines up with mark on head
6 is crank timing mark,pin mark on crank lines up with mark on block
NOTE this mark is just before top

Mar 21, 2010 | Hyundai Motor 1996 Elantra

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Changed the water pump on my 1997 passport & now the timing is off.

I assume you are talking about valve timing not igntion timing. If that is the case your water pump maybe run by the timing belt. If it is you would need to completely disassemble the timing cover and set the number one cylinder to TDC (top dead center) on the Compression stroke not the exhaust stroke. Once you do that line the timing marks up on cam gears with marks on the side of the head. Then install a new timing belt and tensioner. It is a good idea to always change the pump and belt together. I would suggest buying a manual for your specific vehicle for specific torque specs and exact locations of components and procedures.

Dec 03, 2009 | 1997 Honda Passport

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I need to know the timing points

hi from uk the marks i assume are the timing belt marks ?? to st up turn engine to T D C number 1 cyl fire check the cam cog and view the hole in the cg is at top and the vertical line mark on cam bearing cap are lined up along with the crank mark which should line up with the point on engine this mark is approx at 11 o clock position when viewed if not rotate engineanother rev till both marks line up release tensioner (renew it !) fit new belt from crank anticlockwise to cam then round tensioner push tensioner against belt firmly and torque 43-55 Nm turn engine by hand till marks re aligne ok ?check tension ? ok ? torque crank pully bolt 170-180 Nm reassemble engine hope this helps ?

Nov 01, 2009 | Hyundai Motor 2003 Sonata

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Can i change a timing belt by myself or that its very complicated i consider my self as an handy man

Im assuming you have the 3.6L if you have a timing belt. Below is the process for replacing the belt. You can decide if you want to tackle the repair your self or have it done professionally.
Good luck, let me know.

0900c15280067cd1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 3: Timing belt removal-3.4L engines

0900c15280067cd2.jpg enlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 4: Timing belt tensioner actuator and plate removal and installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Siphon the power steering fluid from the reservoir before disconnecting the lines to avoid spilling fluid on the timing belt cover. Use shop rags when disconnecting the lines to insure any remaining fluid does NOT contact the timing belt cover. Power steering fluid can damage the timing belt.
  1. Remove secondary timing belt actuator/tensioner, as follows:
    1. Remove the power steering pump, as outlined in .
    2. Remove the camshaft timing belt covers, as outlined earlier in this information.
    3. Rotate the engine clockwise to align the timing marks on the camshaft sprockets and crankshaft balancer to the front cover, if the marks are visible. If no timing marks are present, rotate the crankshaft to align the crankshaft balancer mark to the cast front cover timing arrow. Mark the camshaft sprocket teeth facing each other with a permanent marker, for installation reference.
    4. Loosely clamp the two camshaft sprockets on each side of the engine together using clamping pliers or equivalent. No deflection of the cam sprockets should be noted, if deflection is noted, loosen the clamping device.
    5. Remove the bolts and side plate from the tensioner.
    6. Rotate the tensioner assembly from the tensioner pulley socket and out of the mounting base. Removal of the tensioner from the tensioner pulley allows it to extend to its maximum travel.

Do not install a rod tip or tensioner boot in the jaws of a vise or damage to the assembly may occur.
  1. If the belt is to be reused, mark direction of rotation for installation purposes.
  2. Remove tensioner and pulley arm assembly by removing the tensioner pulley bolt and remove the arm. The pivot bushing can fall out. Hold in the pulley with a flat magnet, tape or cup plug.
  3. Remove timing belt by sliding OFF of pulleys. Do not bend, twist, or kink belt or damage to the belt may occur.

To install:
  1. Install new belt or old belt taking note of direction of rotation.
  2. Install the tensioner pulley to the mounting base. Tighten the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  3. Rotate the tensioner pulley counterclockwise into the belt using the cast square lug on body and engage ball end of the actuator into socket on pulley arm.
  4. Remove the tensioner lockpin, allowing tensioner shaft to extend and the pulley to move into the belt.
  5. Rotate the tensioner pully counterclockwise applying 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-20 Nm) of torque.
  6. Rotate the engine clockwise 3 times to seat belt. Align the crankshaft reference marks during final rotation to TDC. Do NOT allow crankshaft to spring back or reverse direction of rotation.
  7. Seat the lockring on the right exhaust and right intake camshaft into the bore by threading in the attaching bolts.
  8. Hold the sprocket from turning, using tool J38614 or equivalent. Tighten the attaching bolt to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm), taking note of running torque; torque required to turn bolt before seating. Running torque of bolt should be 44-66 ft. lbs. (60-89 Nm). If less torque is required, replace the shim and lockrings and inspect the nose of the camshaft for brinelling. If more torque is required than replace the shim and lockrings and check the attaching bolt threads for burrs or foreign material.
  9. Rotate engine clockwise 1 revolution and realign the balancer marks at TDC. Make sure timing mark on damper lines up with front cover timing mark.
  10. Repeat steps, starting with left intake then left exhaust camshaft.
  11. Install secondary timing belt covers and retaining bolts.
  12. Connect negative battery cable.

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1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.0 SOHC I just replaced the timing belt because the old one had not broke but rather had eaten off all the teeth so the timing was off. I set the timing mark on the crank to TDC...

When changing the timing belt you need to place the cam shaft a TDC( clock wise), then rotate the crankshaft to TDC (clockwise), then back off the crankshaft (counter clockwise) THREE TEETH then back (clockwise) 1/2 tooth before TDC place your timing belt arround the crankshaft- water pump- and camshaft finally putting arround the tensioner pulley, holding 25 flbs of torque on the tensioner pulley to get the correct tension then push up on the hydrolic tensioner and tighten and you should have it.... rotate the crankshaft twice, if the camshaft pulley ends back on TDC then you have it correct.

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