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Most marks are small, look for small circle or arrow head or line those are most common markings

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Timing Belt Removal & Installation 3.0L Engine To Remove:
Exploded view of the timing belt and sprocket assembly (3.0L engine) 86723255.gif

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belts. Remove the engine mount insulator from the engine support bracket.
  3. Remove the engine support bracket. Remove the crankshaft pulleys and torsional damper. Remove the timing belt covers.
  4. Rotate the crankshaft until the sprocket timing marks are aligned. The crankshaft sprocket timing mark should align with the oil pump timing mark. The rear camshaft sprocket timing mark should align with the generator bracket timing mark and the front camshaft sprocket timing mark should align with the inner timing belt cover timing mark.
  5. If the belt is to be reused, mark the direction of rotation on the belt for installation reference. Mark the direction of travel for the timing belt for correct installation 86723p72.jpg
  6. Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt and remove the timing belt.
  7. If necessary, remove the timing belt tensioner. Turn the center tensioner pulley bolt until the timing belt has enough slack . . . 86723p73.jpg
    . . . then slide the timing belt off of the camshaft sprockets 86723p74.jpg
  8. Remove the crankshaft sprocket flange shield and crankshaft sprocket.
  9. Hold the camshaft sprocket using spanner tool MB990775 or equivalent, and remove the camshaft sprocket bolt and washer. Remove the camshaft sprocket.
To Install:
  1. Install the camshaft sprocket on the camshaft with the retaining bolt and washer. Hold the camshaft sprocket using spanner tool MB990775 or equivalent, and tighten the bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  2. Install the crankshaft sprocket.
  3. If removed, install the timing belt tensioner and tensioner spring. Hook the spring upper end to the water pump pin and the lower end to the tensioner bracket with the hook out.
  4. Turn the timing belt tensioner counterclockwise full travel in the adjustment slot and tighten the bolt to temporarily hold it in this position.
  5. Rotate the crankshaft sprocket until its timing mark is aligned with the oil pump timing mark.
  6. Rotate the rear camshaft sprocket until its timing mark is aligned with the timing mark on the generator bracket.
  7. Rotate the front (radiator side) camshaft sprocket until its mark is aligned with the timing mark on the inner timing belt cover.
  8. Install the timing belt on the crankshaft sprocket while keeping the belt tight on the tension side. NOTE: If the original belt is being reused, be sure to install it in the same rotational direction.
  9. Position the timing belt over the front camshaft sprocket (radiator side). Next, position the belt under the water pump pulley, then over the rear camshaft sprocket and finally over the tensioner. CAUTION
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    . . . while loosening the center retaining bolt on the camshaft pulley, then . . . 86723p76.jpg
    . . . remove the camshaft sprocket from the end of the camshaft 86723p77.jpg
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  10. Apply rotating force in the opposite direction to the front camshaft sprocket (radiator side) to create tension on the timing belt tension side. Check that all timing marks are aligned.
  11. Install the crankshaft sprocket flange.
  12. Loosen the tensioner bolt and allow the tensioner spring to tension the belt.
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  18. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  19. Run the engine and check for proper operation.
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Once the cover is removed, you will need to loosen the adjusting nut and pully bolt on the Belt Tensioner:
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