How to adjust timing on a 1999 plymouth breeze 2.4 litre
I have just replaced the headgasket, but I cannot get the timing marks to align properly,,one book says line the cam shaft marks on each other, another says 1/2 tooth off,, i have had the head milled and new valves, but it wont fire, sounds like it is just spinning, compression is 110 psi,, help!!!!! I am going crazy
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The gears have indicators i and e on opp sides. the i is intake e is exhaust. the i should face away from the valve cover on the side the intake cam is on. this is the side of the head the intake manifold is on. the e should face away from the valve cover on the side the exhaust manifold is on. the e gear will be a slight bit lower than the i gear. almost straight across from each other. good luck
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Lift the car on lift and remove right tire . Remove front engine mount on the timing cover. Remove timing cover. Align the top timing mark on camshaft to the mark on back cover. Crankshaft will align automatically. Lose the belt tensioner and remove the belt.
I will suggest to replace the water pump and the seal on the camshaft and crankshaft. Install the belt and turn by hand crankshaft twice. make sure the marks align again. Install the cover, mount,serpentine belt.refill coolant. Bleed the system and run the engine till warm and radiator fan start. Cool and check the coolant level again.
The water pump on both the 2.0 and 2.4 is behind the timing cover on the passenger side. The water pump is driven by the timing belt, and typically this is not a repair for the non-experienced mechanic. If the timing components are not aligned properly when reassembling, internal damage to the engine will occur.
tha timin marks, on tha cam gears should be facin in level with each other, an tha mark on tha crank gear should passed up tha mark jus behind tha gear on tha crankshaft, an it shoul be wher u need it to be in time
YOu always need a TDC. It is very simple if you do it correctly as following: 1 - Timing the ignition at cylinder #1 2- Make sure the piston # 1 is up for compression stage, not exhaust stage. It means if the cylinder #1 is up, then the intake and exhaust vales are not opened. 3- The crankshaft mark and the camshaft mark has to be aligned at the straight point, this is why we call TDC. 4- To have an easy time to turn the camshaft for aligning, it is best to take off all the spark plugs so you don't have to work against the compression built up whenever the pistons move up. good luck
the tensioner is on the alternator there is usually a cover over it you need to loosen the 2 screws on the alternator and turn the "adjuster" screw till the belt is loose enough to come off note the whay it is run then install and tighten the new belt it must be very tight or it will slip
I would have the rear wheel bearings checked asap and rear brakes as well. Sounds like a very bad wheel bearing but also makes me wonder why the shop that did the tires and alignment for you didnt find this for you. After a alignment the car should be driven. So take it somewhere else and have the wheel bearings checked asap but be very carefull driving.