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My 1986 honda civic 1.5 jumped timing. I need to now what parts I might need to fix it and where the timing marks are. I think i need a new tensioner and replace any gaskets that i encounter. please help

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Best thing to do if it's a overhead cam is get a professional to look at it and make sure it's done right because if you get it wrong and start it, it will cause alot of damage. if it's not just get the #1 piston to top dead center, and make sure the distributor is pointing near the #1 point. the timing mark is on a little plate near the crankshaft pulley. you probably don't need a new tensioner it's probably just the belt is over stretched from age and needs replacing.

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